According to the Insurance Research Council, nearly 1/3 of all claimants injured in motor vehicle accidents (MVA's) seek treatment from doctors of chiropractic. This is an impressive number given that the National Safety Council (NSC) has determined there to be more than 12 million MVA's annually involving more than 20 million vehicles.
The reason individuals like yourself choose chiropractic care for treatment of injuries sustained in MVA's is simple - chiropractic care is exceptional in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, especially of the spine. Since the most common injuries associated with MVA's are sprains and strains of the spinal muscles and ligaments, it's only natural that chiropractic is the treatment of choice.
Many studies have also found individuals injured in MVA's prefer chiropractic care for the treatment of their injuries. One such study evaluated 190 whiplash injury victims and found those who received chiropractic care reported treatment satisfaction of 100%.
5 of the biggest benefits of seeing a chiropractor after an accident include:
Quite often, no drugs needed. Instead of simply prescribing medicine to hide or mask the pain, a chiropractor is going to work to address the root cause of the pain or discomfort. As a result, prescription or potentially addictive medicines can be avoided as your body heals and returns to normal under chiropractic care.
Restore Your Full Range of Motion. Neck and/or back injuries suffered in auto accidents often cause
inflamationwhich can lead to other problems. Because this inflammation can slow down the healing process, your blood and vital nutrients have a hard time reaching the areas of the body that need it most. With a post-accident chiropractic adjustment, your spine can be mobilized, restoring proper range of motion and helping your body begin the healing process much faster.
Non-Invasive Treatment. After an accident, your body has been through enough trauma. The non-invasive adjustments performed by a chiropractor helps realign your spine to significantly reduce pain and promote healing.
Minimize or Reduce Overall Body Pain. Chiropractic care after a car accident target not only the areas directly affected by the accident but they typically also focus on relieving pain in your entire body. Spinal manipulations release a hormone that helps reduce pain and while these hormones will reduce the pain in the areas directly affected by the accident, they also spread to the rest of the body, creating rapid healing throughout.
Receive Long-Term Healing. Chiropractic care after car accidents
arejust as much about providing long-term healing as they are short-term solutions. Yes, your body is most likely in pain as a result of the accident, but while the short-term pain might go away, if the underlying issues aren’t addressed, this pain could be an uncomfortable, recurring problem. Proper chiropractic care helps ensure your body overcomes not only the immediate pain but that it’s prepped for long-term health as well.
If you’ve been in an accident and want immediate AND long-term relief from any resulting injuries, give us a call today. We’ll perform a thorough exam and will provide a detailed treatment plant to get you back up and running at full speed as quickly as possible.
We can also work with your attorney and/or insurance company to provide all the necessary paperwork or documentation required.
Don’t wait for things to get worse, call us today!
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