Chiropractic Adjustments After an Auto Accident

Car accidents are stressful events and can cause a lot of emotional and physical pain, along with financial strain and general inconvenience.

Why should I see a chiropractor after an auto accident?

Assuming you are cleared medically, it’s important to see a chiropractor as soon as possible. This is critical even if you aren’t experiencing any pain right away. Why? Misalignments in the neck, back, and pelvis are extremely common after auto accidents–but oftentimes, there are minimal to no symptoms in the initial days or even weeks following a motor vehicle incident. This happens because of a surge in adrenaline and other hormones that naturally occurs during a traumatic event. Such hormones can mask signs of inflammation and injury.

The main reasons to see a chiropractor after an auto accident include:

  • Prevention of symptoms–such as pain, stiffness, dizziness, and headaches–from developing or worsening
  • Early intervention to promote tissue healing and anti-inflammation
  • Restoration of normal range of motion, physical functioning, and overall well-being

What kind of chiropractic treatments are provided after an auto accident?

The type and severity of your injuries, as well as your overall health, dictates the type of treatment plan your chiropractor will implement for you.

Most people who have been in an auto injury benefit from a therapeutic technique called chiropractic spinal adjustments. This technique helps to realign the spine and improve the energy flow and neural patterns of your body.

In addition to chiropractic adjustments, your chiropractor will likely provide other treatments to help accelerate your healing. These treatments may include:

  • Electrical stimulation, to reduce pain
  • Massage therapy, to promote relaxation and improved blood flow and oxygenation
  • Corrective exercises, to improve strength and endurance of healing muscles
  • Lifestyle counseling, to ensure safe body mechanics during work tasks, and provide modifications if necessary

Have you been injured in a car accident?

At Cornerstone Chiropractic, our team is committed to helping you resolve and prevent the many painful and often debilitating symptoms commonly seen after auto accidents. To schedule an appointment with your local Everett chiropractor, call our office today.

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