Car accidents happen on a daily basis. In fact, according to statistics, there are approximately 1,000 car accidents in Florida every day – and 165,000 of those accidents result in injuries annually. No one leaves their home planning on being injured, and the very nature of car accidents can be traumatic. No matter if you are an office worker, a mom, or a star athlete, car accident injuries can happen to you.
So if you are suddenly facing pain, discomfort or lack of mobility due to a car accident what should you do?
Injuries after a car accident can run from very mild to life changing. Often, those who have experienced a car accident don’t realize that they are injured for several days or even weeks. But these creeping injuries, the ones that are not evident immediately, can cause some of the most long term damage. This is where chiropractic care can become so relevant and important to the accident victim’s long-term health.
Chronic injuries that react well to chiropractic care typically arise from work-related accidents, sports injuries or car accidents.
Work injuries cover a broad spectrum of acute and chronic conditions, but the two utmost common are back issues caused by excessive sitting and carpal tunnel syndrome. Both of these injuries respond well to chiropractic treatment. Even small sports injuries like sprains or strains can become nagging problems that affect performance. Chiropractors can intervene early to address swelling and pain.
When it comes to auto accidents, the main culprit of pain and suffering is often whiplash, which occurs when the patient’s head “whips” forward and backward rapidly due to sudden jarring or an unexpected stop. This soft tissue injury and other spinal injuries caused by car accidents react well to spinal manipulation and alignment techniques. Once injured, those living with these types of ailments can easily aggravate them simply by participating in normal daily life – such as improper lifting, poor posture, stress, and even the force of gravity over the course of a lifetime. The damaged discs, strained muscles and effect on the curve of your spine can all be restored with chiropractic care.
The reason why chiropractic care is so effective for these injuries is that it addresses the underlying cause of your pain, which could manifest as headaches, arm or leg pain, or any number of aches and pains throughout your body. Instead of treating the symptom – the specific pain – a chiropractor treated the cause of that symptom, which is typically a problem along the spinal column. By utilizing low stress, restorative techniques, the body is given the capability to heal itself, grow stronger and return to its original state. All of this can often take place without having to undergo major surgery or taking your chances with dangerous prescription medications.
If you experienced a car accident recently, call to set up a chiropractic appointment even if you do not feel pain at the moment. A thorough check of your spine will allow the doctor to determine if you have suffered an injury which could worsen over time. If you are already suffering and need relief, don’t waste anymore time. Call West Coast Wellness and let us show you how well your body can respond to natural and effective chiropractic care.