After you suffer a car accident, there are many things on your mind. Your primary concern should be for the care you get and if you sustained any injuries. Often, the effects of an accident can take days to manifest, so you need to be sure that you get assessed immediately by professionals to determine what damage your body has suffered and what treatment options you should pursue.
Whether it is just managing pain while you heal, or addressing the injuries themselves, chiropractic consultations are a must so that you don’t suffer needlessly.
Common Types of Pain and Injury Following an Accident
There are multiple types of injuries that can occur after an accident, such as:
- Neck and back pain
- Pain in the legs and joints
- Headaches or dizziness
- Knee or hip pain
- Difficulty walking or sitting for long periods of time
There are multiple ways your body could receive trauma in an accident. Beginning treatment that addresses your specific concerns immediately is essential.
Many people treat the pain with medications like narcotics or muscle relaxers. While these medications bring you a temporary sense of relief, the damage of the injury is left untreated, and the pain may return unless the damage is healed.
That is why chiropractic is a great way to ensure that you get not only relief from the pain but real healing as well.
What I Can Expect at the Chiropractor
When you come to ReMed Pain & Wellness Clinic, our doctor will assess your particular range of injuries and determine how to treat them best.
Traditionally, chiropractors have been seen as the first line of defense with auto accident injuries, using manipulations and adjustment to fix alignment issues occurring after the wreck.
Sometimes it is recommended to wear braces after wrecks, and while the support and immobilization might be necessary, the underlying alignment issues need to be addressed.
There are multiple ways a chiropractor can restore the body to the balance that it had before the trauma of the accident. These approaches are all-natural and address the musculoskeletal misalignment or tissue damage that is causing the pain, rather than simply masking it.