Car Accidents and Chiropractic Care

If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you know how jarring that experience can be. The best case scenario is that you walk away feeling a little shaken up, but mostly ok. Major accidents, however, will lead to more serious bodily injury, and a misalignment of the skeletal structure. What many people might not realize is that the impact of even the most minor fender benders can have serious effects on your internal structure, leading to whiplash, lower back injuries, muscle or ligament tears and overall vertebral misalignment. You may not feel these injuries right away, usually due to all of the adrenaline in your system, or if you do feel it, you may expect the aches and pains to go away – however, some of these injuries could be very serious, and if left untreated, lead to significant physical limitations later in life.

So how exactly can chiropractic manipulation help? Chiropractors specialize in providing treatment to the musculoskeletal system without the use of risky drugs and invasive surgery. The main intention behind chiropractic care is to restore joint mobility and range of motion, whether an injury has occurred, or everyday life’s got you out of whack. Getting these ailments fixed now is your best chance to avoid serious aches and pains in the future.

The reason chiropractors are so successful is that they are able to realign the vertebral column, and pair that manipulation with additional therapies to ease the tension in injured muscles or tendons. This two-pronged approach uses both soft tissue work (massage), and spinal adjustments, in order to be most successful. In most cases, after a traumatic experience such as a car accident, joints and soft tissue become inflamed as a way for the body to protect itself. This inflammation can lead to a decreased range of motion. Chiropractors focus on restoring this range of motion, which in turn, will decrease your pain. It may seem like a simple concept, but it’s essential to the healing process after an injury to the body.

The most important thing to remember about chiropractic treatment is that it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Trust your doctor and know that the process will be worth the effort. And, most chiropractic therapies require massage treatments (for the soft tissue work), so that’s a bonus!

So be sure to check with your insurance to see if they cover some treatments, and give Sunrise Body Revival Chiropractic and Medspa a call at 813.769.9258 to set up an evaluation or contact us here. You owe it to your future self to take care of those injuries now, the sooner the better. We are certain you will feel the difference.