Auto Accident Injury Fort Lauderdale
Injuries caused by auto accidents can be painful and debilitating. The National Safety Council estimates more than 12 million motor vehicle accidents occur each year. One of the best ways to deal with the aftermath of an accident is to book a visit to your chiropractor. A doctor of chiropractic therapy can alleviate the pain and treat your injuries from minor to major.
One of the main side effects of a car accident is inflammation. X-rays may show that your body is fine, contradicting the way you feel. An x-ray won’t show the microtears in your muscles and ligaments that are a common side effect of the jarring motions in a car accident. This is where the pain comes from after an accident, and one treatment option people often overlook is chiropractic care.
Reduces Scar Tissue
Chiropractic work helps to break up scar tissue as it forms in your body. Scar tissue builds up as a result of the body’s natural way of healing. While it works to heal your body, it does not form in the same way as the original tissue. It can attach itself to internal organs, muscles, and ligaments, causing pain. The buildup of scar tissue can cause permanent damage if not dealt with in a timely manner. Your doctor can target specific areas, breaking up the scar tissue and helping you recover from your injuries faster.
Restore Your Range of Motion
Inflammation and scar tissue can limit the body’s range of motion. Breaking it up with chiropractic therapy helps get the nutrients to the site of the injury much faster, allowing for a faster recovery. This is especially true with neck and back injuries sustained in a car crash. Getting back to a full range of motion will relieve the pain in your back and neck, allowing you to continue your normal life.
Pain Relief Without Drugs
Pain relievers only mask the pain, they do not fix the damage from a car accident. Taking painkillers for a short period of time can help, but they can also become addicting and many have dangerous side effects. Chiropractic therapy and care offer a non-addictive way to treat your injuries. It addresses the source of the injury, rather than the symptoms, and can help speed up the healing process.
Avoid Long-Term Pain
By relieving pain now, you can avoid long-term pain down the road. Symptoms of whiplash, for example, can last for years if not treated. As the years go by, the pain can get worse, causing emotional symptoms as well as physical symptoms. Chiropractic care can break up the scar tissue, reducing the long-term effects of your injuries. It can also improve blood flow to injured areas, speeding up the healing process. If you are experiencing pain, there is no better time to get started than now.
If you suffer from pain related to a car accident, contact our office to make an appointment today. We’d love to help relieve your pain, getting you back on the road to recovery and a normal life.