By Mary Pletsch 15 Jul 2021 no comment 647 Views
Even a mild “fender bender” can be a traumatic experience. A person might just want to go home and curl up on the couch. A trip to the chiropractor is a better idea, and here’s why:
All injuries are not always obvious
If you have a broken bone, you’ll probably notice it. But the symptoms of whiplash, like dizziness, headaches, soreness and neck or upper back pain might not set in for a few days. Soft tissue injuries don’t show up on X-rays.
The sooner you seek treatment, the sooner the problem can be addressed. You could save yourself a lot of pain down the road.
Drug free and non-invasive
Painkillers mask symptoms, but don’t treat the underlying cause. Chiropractic care can bring relief that lasts because it addresses the source of the pain. Potentially addictive painkilling drugs and invasive surgeries shouldn’t be first options.
Reduce inflammation and restore range of movement
When your body is in proper alignment, your nervous system is better able to respond to stresses—like the micro-tears in your muscles caused by the accident or the resulting whiplash. Chiropractic care helps your body to better heal itself.
Minimize scar tissue
The muscles inside the body can develop scar tissue from accidents or prolonged strains. Chiropractic care can break up this tissue and help the area to heal faster.
Reduce pain, both immediately and long-term: see your chiropractor after an accident
Chiropractic treatment relieves pain and ensures that the body heals properly. Left untreated, it is possible to suffer the symptoms of whiplash for years after the original accident, leading to emotional as well as physical distress.
Fortunately it is never too late to start on the road to recovery. If you are still suffering the effects of an old injury, chiropractic care can help. But it’s best to spare yourself years of grief and seek treatment as soon as possible.
If you’ve had an accident, call Sheppard Chiropractic and Laser Healing at (506) 635-8182 or (506) 847-7172.