Most people know how certain services help them with an auto injury. A massage helps to relieve muscle spasms, or exercise helps to strengthen muscles. Many people don’t know what a chiropractor actually does for them after they have been in an auto collision.
What happens to your body during an auto collision?
A spine injury is common during an auto accident. The connective tissue gets overstretched and/or torn. Ligaments, joint capsules, muscles, and spinal discs are also affected. These are the main pain generators caused by the accident.
After, the body tries to repair that damage with scar tissue. Which causes limited range-of-motion, restrictions in the joints, and alignment issues. If left untreated, it will speed up the degeneration of the spine.
This can lead to a life of chronic back pain.
So how does chiropractic help spine injury from auto collisions?
What chiropractor does is gently adjust, or manipulate the spine. This helps to mobilize it. By doing so, allows the scar tissue to heal in the correct way. This gives the body a better chance to avoid prolonged pain down the road.
It’s also important to do this as soon as possible after an accident. The sooner a person begins increases their chance of a full recovery. And it gives them a chance for long-lasting results.