Whenever you are in a car accident, it can easily be more than a mere inconvenience and hiccup in your day. Life altering injuries may be sustained, even in a low speed accident. If you get up and walk away from an accident, you still may have sustained injuries that you are unaware of, which is why it is so important to seek medical care from one of our chiropractors immediately after being involved in an accident.
A great example of an injury that may have symptoms later is whiplash. When your head is forcibly thrown forward and back, whiplash may occur. This is most common in rear end collisions. Short- and long-term injuries can be sustained from this. Be it major or minor accidents, seeking chiropractic care is important to your healing.
Injuries Are Not Always Obvious
Because of adrenaline after an accident, you may not always be aware of an injury that you have sustained. Your neck or back may feel mildly sore, but you may assume it will resolve on it’s own. Ignoring pain or discomfort is something that could get you in a lot of trouble long-term. Our chiropractors can help to diagnose and treat any injuries you may have sustained.
Working Collaboratively With Your Primary Physician
Our chiropractors will also work with your primary doctor if any serious injuries are suspected. After a car accident you may sustain micro-tears within your soft tissues. X-rays will not pick these up, and the resulting inflammation can cause pain and discomfort. During your post-accident treatment, our chiropractors will assist in realignment of your spinal cord, which helps release any inflammatory chemicals that you have as a result of the tears, thus helping them to heal.
Sometimes after a car accident, an invasive procedure is inevitable to your recovery. Many times, however, chiropractic care can offer a noninvasive treatment plan to help jump-start your healing process. Realignment of your spine and joints can help prevent or delay surgical intervention, even if sometimes surgery is inevitable.
After a car accident, you may incur some scar tissue around your muscles. This can cause a lot of pain and discomfort if not treated. Our doctors will use their hands to help break up the scar tissue around your muscles to allow them to heal faster and on their own without increased intervention.
Chiropractic Is A Safe Alternative To Opioids
With the current opioid epidemic in society today, most doctors are very hesitant in prescribing medications for post-accident pain management as they can become very addictive and have numerous unwanted side-effects. Our doctors help get to the base of the injury to allow you to heal naturally without the prescriptions. Some treatment methods include spinal decompression, cold laser therapy, and massage therapy.
Contact AICA Atlanta After A Car Accident
Most people when involved in an accident immediately are concerned with the damage sustained to their vehicle and dealing with insurance. The effects on your body are equally important and should not be ignored. If you have been involved in an accident, please contact our Atlanta chiropractors at (404) 889-8828 to get you on the path to natural healing without the use of drugs or invasive surgeries.