The Role of Chiropractic Care After an Automobile Accident

Whiplash commonly occurs during auto accidents, but the same force that results in a whiplash can damage any part of your spine. An auto accident often throws vertebrae out of alignment and causes strained muscles, pinched nerves, and damaged discs.

As an experienced chiropractor, Jason Keller, DC, at iMed Regeneration Center specializes in the full range of spine problems and has extensive experience helping people recover from auto injuries.

The most important step you can take is to schedule an immediate evaluation, even if you don’t have severe symptoms. An early chiropractic assessment identifies any problems, and prompt treatment hastens your recovery and prevents further damage.

Here’s what chiropractic care after an automobile accident can do for you.

Alleviate your pain and promote healing

After diagnosing the type and extent of your injuries, we create a treatment plan that draws from many types of chiropractic techniques. Spinal manipulation, gentle spinal adjustments, soft tissue mobilization, and therapeutic massage are just a few of the therapies you may receive.

Chiropractic treatment:

Improving spinal alignment restores normal blood flow, allowing essential nutrients and oxygen to reach damaged tissues. As a result, they can heal more quickly.

Though healing is the ultimate way to get rid of your pain and stiffness, removing pressure on nerves can dramatically ease your pain.

Chiropractic treatment also diminishes pain by relaxing tight muscles. And we can accelerate the healing process with other modalities, such as electrical stimulation and regenerative medicine. Patty Beecroft, MD, is our regenerative medicine specialist.

Prevent minor injuries from worsening

Sometimes people walk away from an automobile accident with minimal symptoms, which leads them to believe they don’t have any injuries to worry about. If you go back to your usual daily routine and keep using the damaged tissues, small injuries get progressively worse.

Without treatment, a stretched muscle turns into a tear and a small tear becomes a complete rupture. When you schedule chiropractic care, we identify the underlying problems and immediately begin the chiropractic treatment needed to prevent further injury.

Restore strength and range of motion

You may think that chiropractic care consists mostly of spinal manipulation and adjustments. Though chiropractors are the experts in spinal care, we do more than treat your spine at iMed Regeneration Center. We have years of training and experience in physical rehabilitation.

As your pain and inflammation improve, we gradually incorporate physical exercise and stretching into your treatment plan. With our customized care, you can rehabilitate your back and neck, restoring optimal strength and regaining range of motion.

Decrease your need for pain medication

If you have intense pain after your automobile accident, your primary care physician or emergency room provider may have prescribed a pain medicine. Such medications can help in the short term, but they also come with the risk of addiction.

Most patients who get chiropractic care find that they can reduce the dose, shorten the time they need medication, or stop taking strong pain medications.

To learn more about chiropractic care after an automobile accident, call our Colorado Springs, Colorado, office today or schedule an appointment through online booking.

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