Rehabilitation after an Auto Accident Injury
Auto accidents affect millions of people every year just in the U.S. alone. The great majority tend to involve a bit of minor bruising, a scare, and damage to a vehicle. However, other accidents can be far more serious, involving physical injuries and pain. Injuries after an auto accident may not present symptoms for days or weeks after an accident. That’s why it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. At Discover Life Chiropractic in Tacoma, WA, we provide natural treatment options for auto accident injuries. We will help you return to living a pain-free life.
Chiropractic Care for Auto Accident Injuries
Where traditional medicine often focuses on the visible injuries of an accident, such as broken bones and cuts and bruises, our chiropractors focus on the hidden aspects that often show up later due to joint problems, misalignment, soft-tissue damage, and recurring injury symptoms. It’s quite common for secondary injuries to manifest themselves days after an accident as the body begins to relax and lets itself focus on recovery. This will frequently be seen in the form of mobility loss, deep, sore pain versus sharp sensations from vivid injuries, and a loss of strength or flexibility.
When you visit our chiropractor, we will ask about the accident and your medical history. We will also perform a comprehensive physical exam to look for any underlying injuries. Once we determine what is causing your pain, we can make a proper diagnosis. After a diagnosis, our chiropractor will create a personalized treatment plan for you and your condition.
Treatments and Benefits
Our chiropractor may use one or a combination of methods to treat an auto accident injury. Chiropractic treatment focuses on helping the body heal properly and recover. This includes resolving joint problems and misalignment, soft-tissue injury recovery, muscle guidance and programming during healing, stretching to reduce scarring effects, flexibility and mobility restoration, traction, spinal pressure release, and more.
Whiplash is a common car accident injury. The body goes through many movements in a car accident, especially when hit in multiple directions hard and fast. Treatment often includes dealing with multiple issues versus just one singular injury point.
One of the most common treatment methods we use is spinal adjustments. By realigning the spine, our chiropractor can alleviate back pain and whiplash pain, allowing your body to heal. We may also use massage therapy. This helps reduce inflammation, improve blood flow, and promote natural healing in the body after an accident.
A key advantage of chiropractic treatment is the avoidance of pharmaceuticals and surgical approaches. Instead, our chiropractor focuses on manipulation, external muscle and skeletal structure, and using the body to heal itself naturally.
Schedule an Appointment for Auto Accident Injury Treatment
If you’ve been in a car accident, don’t wait to seek treatment. You may have underlying injuries, and your condition could worsen. At Discover Life Chiropractic in Tacoma, WA, our chiropractor will alleviate your pain and help your body heal naturally. We will help you return to living a pain-free life after a car accident. We are happy to answer any questions you have. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us today.