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8 Reasons to See a Chiropractor After a Car Accident

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  1. Treat Invisible Injuries. After you’ve been in a car accident, it can take hours for the symptoms of whiplash, such as a headache, nausea, soreness, dizziness, or pain in the neck and upper back to show. When it comes to whiplash, it is important to get treatment as early as possible and not wait an extended amount of time to start treatment.
  2. Reduce Inflammation. When you’re injured in a car accident, injuries such as micro-tears in the ligaments and muscles occur which are not diagnosed by an x-ray. These muscle tears are part of the reason that people who have been in an auto accident wake up feeling sore even though their x-rays look normal. When you visit a chiropractor, spinal adjustments will be used to realign the spinal column, which helps your body release an anti-inflammatory substance to reduce damage caused by inflammation.
  3. Receive Non-Invasive Treatment. Chiropractic adjustments realign your spine to significantly reduce pain and promote healing.
  4. Reduce Scar Tissue. After a car accident injury, there can be scar tissue in your muscles. This will result in stiffness and discomfort. Chiropractic techniques target the damaged areas so that the scar tissue can be broken up faster instead of letting it heal on its own. With reduced scar tissue, you will feel better and heal at a faster rate.
  5. No Drugs. With chiropractic care, you can get effective pain relief without addictive drugs or medications. Chiropractic treatment addresses the root cause of the injury, ensuring that the actual injury is healed, and the pain is not just masked by the effects of the medication.
  6. Restore Range of Motion. If you suffer a neck or back injury in an accident, the inflammation that develops can lead to even more problems. Because inflammation slows down the healing process, your blood and nutrients will be unable to reach the areas they need to go to. Chiropractic adjustments help mobilize your spine and restoring your body’s proper range of motion. It will also help your body begin the healing process at a faster rate.
  7. Reduce Pain in the Entire Body. Chiropractic spinal adjustments release a hormone that helps reduce pain. These hormones will reduce the pain in the injured tissues after an accident and furthermore will go to other parts of the body to make you feel better all over!
  8. Provide Long-Term Benefits. Chiropractic care right after an accident helps prevent minor injuries from becoming serious long-term issues – problems that may develop if you do not seek treatment for even minor injuries.

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