Getting injured in an auto accident or experiencing a personal injury can be quite stressful. In the days after the incident, there are many factors to consider – filing insurance claims, recovering emotionally, determining when you might return to work and evaluating medical expenses.
Whether you are hurt in an auto accident or you suffer from a personal injury, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. More serious conditions and discomfort may develop if you wait too long.
The experienced Dacula Chiropractic and Primary Care team helps patients alleviate their pain with a variety of proven techniques. Schedule an appointment to learn how we can help you.
After an Accident
It is quite common for people to develop pain after an auto accident, even when it is a minor one. It is important to see a chiropractor soon after the accident to evaluate and treat any level of pain you may be experiencing.
Oftentimes, patients complain of discomfort like headaches, muscle pain or stiffness immediately after an accident. This is most often associated with whiplash – even in low-speed, low-impact incidents. In some cases, headaches, blurred vision or stiffness develops after several weeks or months.
After a personal injury, it may be hard to move the way you used to, making mundane daily tasks seem impossible. For those with existing conditions or for the elderly, pain may increase and the condition may worsen. Even for injuries that do not present significant symptoms, a chiropractor can help restore your mobility and peace of mind.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
Visiting a chiropractor after an accident or personal injury can be important for a few reasons.
For example, a chiropractor can provide pain relief associated with micro-tears that occur in a person’s ligaments and muscles due to sharp, sudden motions. In an accident, this pain and inflammation is most often associated with whiplash and back injuries. Just one visit with a trained chiropractor can provide adjustments that mobilize the spine and facilitate the healing process.
A chiropractor can also target specific places on your body that are sore or stiff due to developing scar tissue. The physical manipulation of the body also releases more pain-reducing hormones to the affected areas.
Patients who see a chiropractor soon after an accident or personal injury are less likely to experience long-term issues. It is also a viable alternative to drugs which can be highly addictive, causing even greater potential issues both short- and long-term.