The goal of chiropractic and treating include:
- Relieve pain
- Readjust the neck and spine
- Prevent life time chronic pain from car accidents
- Promote healthy recovery.
- Treat soft tissue injuries.
The human body is quite resilient: it is able to fight off infectious diseases, it can heal from a broken bone, and through modern medicine the average person can expect to live at least 77 years or more.
Although the human body is quite tough, it only takes an impact of 3 mph to cause whiplash. Many people do not see the importance of seeking help when they are in slow speed car accidents.
Oddly enough, whiplash injuries from a slow moving crash can cause months of pain, and abnormal wear to the spine.
How Chiropractors Can Help Car Accident Victims
Chiropractors focus on preventing and rehabilitating car accident injuries to the spine, neck, ligaments, discs and muscles.
Chiropractic aims to aid the patient in a healthy recovery. An unhealthy recovery is when the soft tissue of the body improperly heals and creates scar tissue. This scar tissue can cause chronic pain and a decrease in mobility.
An unhealthy recovery of neck and spine injures can lead to life long pain, inflammation, spinal disc degeneration, and chronic headaches.
When the body doesn’t heal correctly, it can increase the likelihood of repeat injuries.
Techniques used by AICA’s chiropractors to help car accident injuries heal:
Our Atlanta chiropractors use a myriad of techniques to treat the skeletal and muscular systems of the body. Soft tissue therapy is used to alleviate pain and to prevent scar tissue in injured muscles, ligaments and tendons.
Functional electrical stimulation is also used to give a small amount of current to soft tissue to help with pain and to prevent scar tissue.
Neck and spinal adjustments are used to realign the vertebrae and cervical in the neck/back. Strength training exercises are also used to strengthen weak muscle to help prevent future injuries.
Chiropractics techniques have been used since the early 1900’s to help reduce pain and help people heal from injuries. Call AICA today!