If you or someone you know has been involved in an auto accident, what are some reasons to see a chiropractor? First, injuries may not be obvious. For example, whiplash symptoms may take a while to “kick in.” Seeing a chiropractor as soon as possible after an accident can actually help avoid long-term, untreated pain.
Next, a chiropractor can help your body stretch and break up scar tissue before it becomes an issue. The care of a chiropractor also helps restore mobility. Oftentimes accident victims experience sore/stiff muscles, making it hard to move various body parts such as their neck, arms or legs. Since the chiropractor works on a person’s spine, increasing blood flow to the rest of the body, a person’s mobility can be restored faster and more efficiently compared to a person who refuses any care.
Thirdly, chiropractic care after an auto accident is a smart way to heal up without having to resort to medication. Generally pain medications relieve pain but they don’t get to the underlying cause of the pain, whereas chiropractors do, using their hands to manipulate body parts back into their proper positions to take the pain away. Furthermore, medications can become addictive. For those who’d rather not deal with addiction/withdrawal associated with pain medications, chiropractic care is a true alternative.
Finally, did you know that injuries from auto accidents can become chronic, lasting for years, if they go undetected and untreated? Therefore, it behooves you or someone you know involved in an auto accident to be checked by a professional. A chiropractor, like Dr. Barker at New City Chiropractic in Lakeland, can make spinal adjustments and offer rehabilitative exercises to strengthen vulnerable muscles. This comes in handy because it helps prevent re-injury. You see, when your muscles are in a weak, compromised position, you’re more likely to re-injure them. Therefore, chiropractic care ultimately prevents harsher injuries from occurring.
Whether it’s your back, neck, fingers, feet, or even your spinal cord, know this: chiropractic care is essential after an auto accident to exacerbate healing.
Please call New City Chiropractic at 863-940-3444 if you’ve been in an auto accident and are hurting. There is relief available from the pain you feel thanks to the healing hands of Dr. Barker.