Benefits of Chiropractic Care after a Car Accident
Injuries are not Always Obvious
Not all injuries are obvious after an auto accident. Pain from Whiplash may not start until a day or so after your accident.
Sometimes it can take a few days to feel the symptoms of whiplash, these include:
- blurred vision,
- shoulder pain or
- pain/stiffness in the upper or lower back and neck.
Do not wait until you feel pain to seek treatment, the best way to deal with a whiplash injury is to catch it early.
Ignoring a potential injury can lead to chronic pain, which is why it is essential to see Dr. Froehlich immediately following your accident so he can properly diagnose your injuries and start you on a treatment plan before the pain becomes unbearable.
When you are involved in a car accident, get an X-ray. X-rays are good for bone fractures. Fractures need immediate care. However, they do not show micro-tears in the ligaments and muscles. These are most commonly the injuries that produce the most pain.
These tears in the muscles are the main reason people wake up after a car crash in severe pain wondering what is wrong because their X-rays looked normal.
Dr. Froehlich uses spinal manipulations to realign the spine, helping your body to heal faster.
The non-invasive Spinal manipulations realign the spine and joints, significantly reducing pain and promoting healing without the need for surgery.
Pain relief without the use of drugs
Medical doctors will commonly prescribe anti-inflammatory and pain medication. Most people think that taking these will make them better, and probably do for a short period. However, drugs only mask the symptoms; they don’t always heal the injury.
Many pain relief prescriptions are extremely addictive, thinking that you only have to take them until you are out of pain and stopping is easy. You may not want to stop taking the medication, the withdrawal symptoms may be worse than initial injury.
Chiropractic care offers pain relief without the use of prescription medications. Chiropractic care also addresses the injury at the source of the problem, restoring function and not masking the pain.
The soreness and stiffness from a motor vehicle injury can inhibit movement. Dr. Froehlich works with patients to help get them moving again as quickly as possible.
When you receive a chiropractic adjustment, it will mobilize your spine, restoring function, decreasing inflammation and allowing the body to begin the natural healing process at a much faster rate.