Why You Should Visit a Chiropractor After An Auto Injury
So, you've been in a car accident.
Let our team at Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine be the first to say we are thinking of you and sorry you are dealing with this stressful situation!
Once you've been medically cleared by a doctor (if necessary), we strongly encourage you to come visit us. Want to know why? We've got a few reasons in mind!
3 Reasons to See an Auto Injury Chiropractor After Your Accident
1. Chiropractic care can help relieve inflammation, swelling, and pain, without invasive procedures.
Injuries that commonly happen after an auto accident include whiplash, vertebral joint misalignments, muscle strains, and ligament sprains. Chiropractic care, which is completely non-invasive, is effective for healing all of these issues and more.
2. Chiropractic care requires no medications.
Chiropractors help a person's body heal itself and maximize central nervous system control over pain levels, helping you avoid over-the-counter or prescription pain medications.
3. Chiropractic care is safe for all ages.
All ages of people are on the road, which means all ages of people can be involved in a car accident. Fortunately, chiropractic care has been shown to be safe for children, adults, and seniors.
But I Feel Fine...Should I Still See a Chiropractor?
Yes! Even if your car accident happened weeks or even months ago, it still is possible to be dealing with the after-effects without even knowing it. From low level inflammation to minor joint misalignments, small injuries can occur during a car accident and go undetected for a long time. This is because adrenaline, cortisol, and other hormones surge during times of trauma, and until they return to their normal resting levels (which may take up to months or more!), they can effectively mask signs and symptoms of injury.
The obvious risk here is that, if left undetected and untreated, a small problem can easily turn into a major chronic issue. Fortunately, our Lubbock chiropractor team can identify hidden signs of injury and provide healing as soon as possible.
Were you recently in a car accident? Call Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine today for help. To schedule an appointment with a member of our integrated medical staff (including physical therapists, X-ray technicians, and chiropractors), contact us now at (806) 791-3399.