How Chiropractors Can Help an Accident Victim – Why Chiropractic After A Car Crash?
Even a car crash can result in serious pain for drivers and passengers in a car. A visit to the chiropractor may be the fastest way to relieve the pains due to such a car wreck.
Chiropractic adjustments have been helpful to many accident victims and has proven effective in the avoidance of surgery and over-reliance on pain relievers. With safe and painless chiropractic adjustments, accident sufferers can typically rest assured that soft tissue injuries such as whiplash will be healed faster, giving them the opportunity to live a pain-free life, even in the long run.
Pros and Cons of Conventional Medicine
Conventional medicine saves lives every day, especially in emergency situations and other life-threatening conditions. But the downside of this kind of treatment when it comes to a car crash is that most doctors will not work with car insurance companies and/or attorneys representing the car crash victims. In addition, unfortunately, this form of treatment is expensive.
How Chiropractors can step in
Chiropractors in Amarillo have been playing a very vital role in helping many accident victims restore their health. It is not a new occurrence seeing accident victims leaving their doctors with lots of medications in hand, yet the pains still linger. A chiropractor can help in the identification of the reasons why these pains are still present despite the numerous medications and then eventually help in the restoration of body health through spinal and joint adjustments.
The chiropractor will assess the patients via lab testing, clinical exams and also diagnostic imaging to decide if chiropractic care is the best approach. If the patient is certified okay to undergo the care, chiropractic spinal manipulation for the back, neck pain and shoulder pain is then carried out to reduce inflammation and ease the pressure on the joints to enhance the functions of the nerve.
Is Chiropractic care safe for accident victims?
Compared to other forms of treatments, chiropractic treatments are non-invasive, safe, non-pharmaceutical and considered highly effective. However, the best chiropractors in Amarillo work with other healthcare providers to give maximum treatments to the patients.
When the resultant effect of the accident is mere back pain, neck pain or whiplash, chiropractic care may be the best treatment method for the patient. Here at Creek Stone, we have Advanced Certification in Whiplash Biomechanics and Traumatology and are trained specifically in helping crash victims recover.
- Reduces Inflammation
Most patients are recommended for X-rays after a car accident. These x-rays are excellent for bone fractures, which need immediate care after the accident. However, they may not show the micro-tears in the muscles and ligaments. And these are the injuries that give the most pain.
A visit to the chiropractor will help in the alignment of the spine to assist the body in healing faster.
- Pain Relief without medication
Chiropractic care does not require any form of medication. Patients will be able to get relief from pain without the use of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines. Also, the issue will be addressed swiftly while at the same time addressing the source of the problem, and not just masking the pain.
Pain relief can be addictive as it may prove difficult for the patient to withdraw from their reliance on the medication. Chiropractic care, on the other hand, is safe, effective, non-pharma, and research is very clear that, in the long-term, can be as effective or more effective than many opioids.
Car Crash Injuries a chiropractor can help with
An Amarillo chiropractor can help you reduce pain, boost mobility and also release tension from a host of musculoskeletal injuries, which may include whiplash, arm pain, foot and leg numbness, sciatica pain, knee pain, dizziness, neck pain, headache and migraine, lower back pain, shoulder pain and upper back pain.
The chiropractic care phase can last from some few weeks to some months, depending on the severity of the case. A visit to the chiropractor usually involves chiropractic massage and a treatment schedule based on the Quebec Task Force on Whiplash-Associated Disorders, a widely accepted guideline.
Treatment involves the spine being gently adjusted to help with any movement dysfunction which may have occurred as a result of the accident. This will help in reducing pain and inflammation in the muscle and the surrounding tissues. Not to mention therapy and exercises targeted to help strengthen and support recovery.
When to seek chiropractic care
The best time to act is immediately after the accident. You don’t have to wait until you begin to feel unbearable pains before paying a visit to the chiropractor. A quick visit will help in the identification of the root cause of the pain and treatments will be effected immediately.
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