Chiropractic is the only profession dedicated to the detection and correction of Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC). VSC occurs when there is an interference to the nervous system caused by the movable bones of the spine. VSC is the underlying cause of many health problems. Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that the nervous system controls virtually every cell, tissue, organ and system of the body. Therefore, therapies are based on the fact that disease is often caused by interference with nerve function. And using spinal adjustment to bring nerves back “on line” means restoration of normal nerve function, in a natural, non-stress method, and without drugs.
Seeking chiropractic treatment after an auto accident offers a multitude of benefits. Gentle, natural and homeopathic, chiropractic care offers proven relief from pain, quicker healing time and lasting results. As a reliable alternative to conventional medicine, or in conjunction with other treatments, chiropractic care offers safe, drug-free treatments that target the causes of pain and not just alleviation of the symptoms. Chiropractic care after a car accident attends to the soft tissue injuries that patients often report. A chiropractor will carefully monitor the healing of sore muscles and tender ligaments and ensure that they are healing over a spine that is in proper alignment. The result is complete healing and not just the masking of pain with medication.
Chiropractic adjustments have helped many auto accident victims avoid invasive and risky surgeries, overuse of pain pills and years of residual discomfort from injuries that healed poorly. With safe, quick and painless chiropractic adjustments, patients can rest assured that soft tissue injuries like whiplash will heal properly, enabling them to live pain-free and move past the physical and emotional trauma of the accident as quickly as possible.
Symptoms after an auto accident can cause pain right away or may take days, up to weeks to develop. Soft tissue ligaments, tendons, and muscles are overstretched, strained, and sprained during an auto accident. These soft tissue injuries often will often take longer to heal than if you had broken bones. That is why it is so important to be examined after an accident. Without proper treatment, these types of injuries can develop into scar tissue and a lifetime of pain.
Even “fender-benders” can cause hidden injuries that can develop into pain, headaches, and arthritis. Even worse, most people who have been involved in an auto accident may not even know that they have been hurt. The chiropractic approach to these types of injuries is to use specific chiropractic adjustments to help return spinal function.
After a thorough case history and examination, the doctor will recommend any necessary care to help restore proper motion and position of spinal bones. If caught early enough, inflammation can be reduced and scar tissue can often be minimized.
Our doctors and chiropractors at Integra Health treat many of the ailments of an auto injury including:
- Sprains and Strains
- Shoulder and Neck Pain
- Dizziness & Vertigo
- Lower Back Pain
- Pain in Legs or Arms
- Car Seat-belt Injury