In a motor vehicle accident, even if the impact was relatively minor, you can suffer strains, sprains, muscle pulls or other injuries to ligaments, tendons and connective tissue, all of which can be completely debilitating. Often, the prescribed treatment involves pain medication that numbs, but doesn’t permanently address the pain. A treating physician may even recommend invasive surgery. There’s a better approach—chiropractic care. Here are some of the principal ways that chiropractic treatment can help you after a motor vehicle accident.
Chiropractic Care Naturally Reduces Inflammation
As a consequence of the impact of a car accident, you will typically sustain “micro-tears” in muscles and ligaments, which can cause substantial pain. Unfortunately, these tears won’t show up on an X-ray. The customary approach is to prescribe painkillers or anti-inflammatory drugs to provide you with some comfort. With chiropractic care, you’ll receive adjustments to realign your spinal cord and to get your body to release natural anti-inflammatories to minimize your pain.
Chiropractic Care Is Non-Invasive
Even with minimally invasive surgery, you can often expect a day or two in the hospital and a few weeks of recuperation. In addition, invasive surgery almost always results in scar tissue. Chiropractic care is totally non-invasive, so that your recovery time is minimal and there’s no risk of scar tissue.
Chiropractic Care Treats the Whole Body
Traditional medicine can only treat what it can see. As a consequence, it’s only the obvious injuries that get care—lacerations, contusions or broken bones, as a general rule. Because chiropractic care is more holistic, treating the entire body, it will help bring relief from injuries that don’t show on an X-ray or an MRI.
Chiropractic Care Can More Quickly Restore Range of Motion
In the aftermath of an auto accident, you’ll most likely experience significant inflammation in your neck, back, and other joints. That inflammation will restrict your range of motion. Some anti-inflammatory drugs can give you limited and temporary relief, but chiropractic care can release your body’s natural anti-inflammatory properties to help you restore range of motion rapidly. Surgical procedures can have an even greater impact on your range of motion—chiropractic enhances range of motion, rather than restricting it.
Schedule an Appointment with Premier Health Center
Get relief from the pain caused by an auto accident. Contact our office online or call us at 817-261-6100 to set up an appointment with Dr. Gittiban. We are available Monday through Thursday, from 9 am to 6 pm, and Fridays from 9 am to noon. We also see patients on the first Saturday of each month. Our offices are conveniently located on South Bowen, just off Highway 20 near the Parks Mall.