Car accidents occur every single day of the year. With many degrees of severity and, if not addressed soon after the accident, they can leave the victims with both short and long-term injuries.
Injuries and bodily damage aren’t always obvious immediately after a car accident. The intense emotions and adrenaline place your body in a surreal state camouflaging any internal damage. You may start to feel aches, pains, or perhaps more serious problems in the next few days or even weeks, as a result of the accident.
It is a good thing to check in with your general practitioner, and besides that it is recommended that you see a chiropractor after a vehicle accident as most injuries from a car accident are musculoskeletal related. The longer you wait after the accident without proper examination, the more chance there is of chronic pain and musculoskeletal misalignment.
Here are some reasons why you should see your local Mill Creek chiropractor as soon as possible after a car accident:
Many of the injuries from a car accident such as soft tissue injuries, fractures, sprains, and concussion are not easily noticeable, and their reaction time may be delayed. A chiropractor can determine possible spinal misalignments, muscle strains and other musculoskeletal injuries, providing treatment as soon as possible before they worsen.
Proper Alignment restored
It is a common occurrence for the spine to become misaligned by the sudden jarring movements of the body caused by car accidents, resulting in displaced vertebrae and swollen discs. Inflammation starts to take place, nerves become irritated or numbed and back pain manifests itself. By restoring proper spinal alignment a chiropractor can help:
- Reduce pain
- Improve joint movement
- Improve blood circulation
- Speed up the recovery process
Inflammation and Soft Tissue Damage Reduced
Soft tissue damage is normal in a high impact incident such as a car accident, due to the muscles, tendons and ligaments being stretched beyond their normal limits by the seat belts and airbags. Inflammation and soft tissue damage can be reduced and healed by a chiropractor using a variety of joint manipulation techniques and therapies. Nerve function can be restored by adjusting the joints neat the inflamed areas or damaged tissue. The realigned joints are then able to release positive healing hormones in the body to stimulate inflammation reduction.
Headaches and Whiplash
The rapid acceleration or deceleration of the neck during a car accident can significantly damage the muscles, tendons, nerves and discs causing headaches and whiplash. Because a chiropractor specializes in the spine, joints, ligaments and tendons, the head and neck will be properly addressed through spinal manipulation helping to restore proper alignment.
Looking for the Best Car Accident Chiropractor in Mill Creek
If you are the victim of a car accident in the Mill Creek, WA area, then the team at Innovative Chiropractic encourage you to contact us and receive a full assessment of your health following the incident. It is important to be aware of the emotional side of a car accident and seek treatment to help address the physical and emotional effects of the experience on your body. Contact us today.