When to See a Chiropractor
When should you see a chiropractor? At Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine, we see plenty of patients after auto accidents, work accidents, and slip-and-fall situations. Chiropractic care after an accident can help manage pain, re-align the spine, and facilitate quicker healing.
Why Should You See a Chiropractor After an Auto Accident?
Even a "low impact" auto accident can have a serious effect on your body. And it's not unusual for auto accident patients to show new symptoms 48 hours or more after a wreck.
Even if you don't suffer broken bones or major pain, the wreck has probably whipped your body around in ways that it wasn't mean to. Your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissues can be jerked around, torn, bruised, strained, and sprained. And you can suffer a spinal disc injury or dislocation without even knowing it! We recommend seeking chiropractic care as soon as possible after the accident.
Why You Need Chiropractic Care After a Fall
As with an auto accident, fall victims can suffer injuries that don't show up at first. It's all too easy to suffer a slipped, torn, or herniated disc after a fall. This can cause all manner of problems, including back pain, pinched nerves, compressed nerves, tingling in the extremities, and even weakness in the extremities.
Suffering a fall can affect more than just your spine, of course. Dislocated shoulders are one of many examples. The sheer shock of a fall--especially on a hard surface at work--can cause problems in parts of the body that never impacted the surface where you fell. Just like with auto accidents, it's important to see a chiropractor after a fall or any work injury--and do so as soon as you possibly can!
Get Chiropractic Care in Lubbock ASAP
You don't have to live in pain or let your health suffer after an accident. You can contact Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine to learn more, or request an initial consultation and adjustment. Just give us a call at (806) 791-3399!