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. But how does a chiropractor help with an auto accident injury?
First, understand 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 a 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 a chiropractor help an auto accident injury?
What a 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.
We specialize in chiropractic care for auto accident victims. If you would like to learn more about how chiropractic can help you alleviate pain incurred from an auto accident, please give us a call. It doesn’t cost anything to speak with one of our doctors.