There aren’t many things more stressful than being involved in an auto accident. Not only can the accident be a stressful event itself, but the aftermath of everything after the incident can wreak havoc on your life for weeks and months. If you’ve been involved in an auto accident, you are probably already dealing with insurance, rental cars, attorneys, etc. But what about the most important thing? Care for yourself. Don’t get caught up in the madness and forget to ensure proper care for you and your injuries.
Did you know that chiropractors are actually the industry experts in auto-accident injuries? That’s right. When you think “chiropractor”, you might not automatically think of auto accident injuries. But for years now, chiropractors have been leading the way in natural, holistic care for common types of auto accident injuries. They are musculoskeletal experts and should be your first choice when seeking care!
Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments
So, what are the benefits of chiropractic adjustments after an auto accident?
Some of the most common auto accident injuries are misalignments in the body caused by impact and force during a collision. Whether your car is colliding with another car, road or structure, the force impacting the car can cause your body to move in unnatural ways. This can cause misalignment to your neck, spine, shoulders, back, etc. When part of your body becomes misaligned, it can cause pain, joint issues, and malfunctions throughout the body.
If you have suffered this type of injury, it is imperative to seek the care of a chiropractor as soon as possible. Chiropractors are trained to use joint manipulations and mobilizations (adjustments) to correct alignment and restore proper joint function. The longer you wait to seek care, the worse your injury can become and the longer it will take to recover. You might think you are benefiting yourself from waiting to see if you’ll “heal” on your own, but waiting can actually cause further injuries to occur. We highly recommend starting a prescribed treatment plan as soon as possible to minimize the amount of recovery time. Wouldn’t you rather be treated in a few weeks for one injury versus having to be treated for months for multiple injuries caused by waiting?
Natural and Holistic Relief
There are more benefits than just pain-relief when seeking the care of a chiropractor after an auto accident.
One of the most important reasons you should seek chiropractic care is because you will be prescribed a natural and holistic treatment plan. What does this mean? It means that a doctor won’t prescribe you a bunch of pain pills or suggest surgery for something that can and should be treated naturally. A chiropractor’s goal is to always get to the root cause of the issue and not mask your pain with additional medications. Masking the pain with medication not only doesn’t address the issue, it won’t heal the injury itself. Using pain medication simply decreases the amount of pain FELT by the body, but can again just lead to further injury because it allows you to proceed as if nothing was wrong. In addition, it can cause drug-dependency issues which will just continue to complicate things further.
By addressing the root cause of the injury, such as a misalignment to the neck or spine, it allows the injury to naturally heal and be restored so that it does not cause you pain anymore and allow you to get back to doing the things you love. A great chiropractor will want to treat and heal each patient to the
fullest extent and provide functional movement related rehab so they are able to live their lives pain-free.
More Than Just Adjustments
One more important thing… even though chiropractic adjustments are a huge part of chiropractic care and treating auto accident injuries, there are so many additional types of treatments they can offer you!
For example, a chiropractor might use cupping, dry needling, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (scraping), electronic stimulation, and rehabilitative exercises, in addition to manual adjustments, to help heal and treat your auto accident injuries. Using a combined approach of treatment options can be extremely beneficial in helping you heal quicker and leading to long-term lasting results. Utilizing different treatment techniques allows the doctor to manipulate the area of injury uniquely for each person based on their specific condition.
This is why seeking the care of a chiropractor is always recommended over seeking the care of another type of physician for your auto accident injuries. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to fully and holistically examine you upon your first visit and create a completely individualized treatment plan based on your specific needs. They know which type of treatments will produce the best results in the most time efficient way. No two patients or injuries are exactly the same and having a variety of treatment options allows a chiropractor to create the most optimal recovery plan.
Get Treated at Kaizo Health
Our goal at Kaizo Health is to always get you back to feeling 100%. Not only will our doctors provide treatment to help you be pain-free, but we also have a dedicated team that will work with you and your insurance to make sure you get the most from your benefits so that you can experience relief for as little cost to you as possible. If you are ready to experience relief from the pain, make an appointment to see us now.
At Kaizo Health, our world-class team of chiropractors in Rockville, MD; Landover, MD; Fort Washington, MD; and Fairfax, VA, practices an evidence-based approach combining chiropractic care and guided, individualized rehabilitative exercises prescription. We provide the treatment and resources you need to recover your health and strength as best-in-class, state-of-the-art chiropractors. We are here to help! In the meantime, make sure that you check out our blog for more information on the chiropractic field, as well as our free virtual self-assessment chiropractic web app here.