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Posted on 01-17-2018

How to Manage Lower Back Pain and Injury Caused By a Car Accident

An auto accident is an extremely traumatic event. In addition to the shock and emotional trauma, the physical trauma from car accident injuries in Everett can lead to chronic conditions that affect you for months or even years to come.

Doctor talking to patient about possible auto accident injuries.

While in many cases injuries from an auto accident are apparent immediately, in other cases, the symptoms will not be felt right away. However, there could be issues lurking that get worse in the days, weeks and months ahead.

Expert Care For Car Accident Injuries in Everett

For this reason, it is important to see your chiropractor following car accident injuries in Everett no matter how minor the accident seemed. Whether you’re feeling car accident back pain now or nothing at all, your chiropractor in Everett can get to the bottom of the issue and determine if treatment is required.

There are many benefits of chiropractic care for car accident back pain of the lower back, and for other injury types. In addition to finding “hidden” injuries, here are some of the top additional reasons to see a chiropractor for car accident injuries in Everett:

Fast, Natural Pain Relief

Lower back pain can be debilitating and greatly reduce the quality of life. It is difficult to do much else when lower back pain is a factor. It can be tempting to seek out prescription drugs or other ways to self-medicate. However, chiropractic care can bring non-invasive, drug-free relief without side effects or a risk of dependence. You’ll quickly get on the road to healing, which further reduces pain going forward. There is also a reduced chance of scar tissue when chiropractic intervention is chosen, and this can further reduce the risk of chronic pain and issues down the road.

Lowered Inflammation Levels

Again, whether injuries manifest as symptoms right away or not, there are likely microtears from the trauma to the muscles, ligaments and other tissues of the body. Even x-rays may not see such small injuries, and they can cause inflammation and swelling in the back, neck, spine, and joints. Chiropractic adjustment and manipulations can help to address these issues and reduce both inflammation and the resultant pain.

Adding Exercise To Your Treatment Plan

Chiropractic care can also be augmented with alternative modalities and a physical therapy and home exercise program. Exercises including stretching and movements to promote mobility can enhance the effects of chiropractic treatments substantially.

Whether you have car accident back pain in your lower back or are not showing any symptoms at all, car accident injuries in Everett, Mill Creek and Lynnwood require immediate medical attention. Your chiropractor in Everett Cornerstone Chiropractic can assist you with professional care to diagnose even hidden injuries. We’ll get you on the road to healing so that the effects of your auto accident won’t affect you months or even years down the road.

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