Did you know 20-50 million people are injured or disabled as a direct result of car accidents? Many people are injured daily in car crashes, even something as minor as a small fender bender can lead to neck injuries and constant pain. Failure to seek proper treatment for painful neck injuries due to car accidents can case life-long pain and suffering. Chiropractic treatment following a car accident is one of the best ways to identify the severity of the issues causing pain, and developing a solid medical treatment plan that will relieve pain and improve range of motion. At Life Health Medical Center in Salt Lake City, our experts are highly skilled in treatments for auto accident injuries.
Car Accident Chiropractic Care
It is common for some people not to develop symptoms from a car accident for several days, or even weeks. Experiencing neck and back pain due to a car crash needs to be treated by a professional to reduce inflammation and the risk of developing chronic pain and other conditions. Chiropractic treatment focuses on using a natural healing method, and is often preferred to other treatments that may only mask the symptoms instead of treating the underlying condition.
Chiropractic Treatment Reduces Inflammation
One of the main elements of chiropractic treatment is to focus on natural healing. Unlike hospital treatments that may involve medications and surgery, chiropractic treatment is designed to work on the reduction of inflammation. X-rays are not designed to catch the micro-tears that occur to the muscles and ligaments as a direct result of a car accident. Micro-tears not only cause pain, but they can lead to long-term suffering if they are not treated properly. Typically micro-tears in the neck are a direct result of whiplash. Chiropractic treatment for neck injuries is designed to focus on spinal manipulation and alignment to help the body release IL-6, a natural anti-inflammatory healing agent within the body.
Restore Range of Motion
Anyone dealing with chronic neck pain can cause you to miss out on several day-to-day life activities. When you have chronic pain, it causes problems with range of motion. Chiropractic treatment will restore motion by reducing inflammation. Chiropractic treatment will improve the healing process by resetting the muscles, allowing them to heal. Many of our patients find they are only able to turn their head slightly, only to see a drastic improvement in how far they can turn their head after a single treatment. We want to treat the overall problem, not just the symptoms of the chronic neck pain that has occurred from a car accident.
Scar Tissue Reduction
One issue we often see with neck pain is scar tissue. What happens with scar tissue is the body heals itself, leading to scar tissue, but this scar tissue can lead to stiffness and pain at times. While it is the body’s natural healing response, too much scar tissue in the muscles does make it harder to fully enjoy your life. Effective chiropractic treatment will target scar tissue, breaking it up, allowing the body to start feeling better and returning to more of a “normal” motion that you used to have prior to a car accident. We have several treatment methods we can focus on in order to target scar tissue and improve your overall health.
Reduce Pain and Suffering from Auto Accident Injuries
When you have been involved in a car accident, it is common to feel pain for years. Patients who undergo chiropractic treatment soon after a car accident find their overall pain and suffering is drastically reduced. The sooner you treat the injuries, the easier it will be for the body to heal naturally. The physical manipulation of the body through chiropractic care will cause the body to release natural pain-reducing hormones. We find that patients who dealt with pain prior to the car accident find an improvement in their overall pain thanks to the correct natural healing techniques we use in our Salt Lake Chiropractic office.
If you have been involved in a car accident, contact our office immediately. We find that most patients with minor injuries do not require surgery or medications to treat the problem and improve their life. Our goal is to prevent you from experiencing long-term issues related to your car accident. It is important to work with an experienced chiropractor following a car accident. Our experts are here to help you finally be free of pain and suffering. Stop by our clinic at 1770 Fort Union Blvd. #110 at Life Health Medical Center. We have been taking care of people suffering from pain due to auto accidents for years. If you are ready to finally eradicate your pain and suffering from auto accident injuries, contact us today and let our experts help you start feeling better!