Why to See a Chiropractor for Auto Accident Treatment
You were driving down the road and out of nowhere you find you've been in a car accident. Maybe someone rear-ended you, perhaps you swerved to miss an animal in the road, or maybe inclement weather was the cause. No matter what was the cause your accident, you should be treated for whiplash, among other things.
Part of your auto accident treatment should be a visit to your chiropractor. Chiropractic treatment offers what you need after the trauma a body suffers from in an auto accident.
All Auto Accidents Cause Whiplash
Whiplash is a general injury that happens with car accidents. Whiplash happens when you have a sudden jerking forward or backward of your head/neck area. It can be painful, or you might not even notice you have it.
Even if you don't feel the effects of whiplash right away, you should get treated for it. Since studies show that there are no conventional treatments for whiplash, a visit to the chiropractor is in order.
Things Are Going to Hurt Tomorrow
Just because you aren't feeling any pain right after an auto accident, that doesn't mean you don't have an injury. Swelling can happen over the next 24-hours and with that swelling comes pain. Going to the chiropractor for car accident treatment as soon as possible will greatly reduce that pain.
The pain receptors in your body react to certain things – including swelling. Shock and a rush of adrenaline, both common after traumatic (even minor) car accidents, can alter your perception of pain as well.
Spinal Decompression Is an Integral Part of Car Accident Treatment
Although regular adjustments from the chiropractor will help, your chiropractic care should include spinal decompression. This treatment, which lights stretches out the spine, helps reduce pain and swelling. It allows your spinal column to ease back into place after trauma.
Your spine communicates to the rest of your body through your nerves. Nerves are the body's pain receptors. It is because of this connection that chiropractic care is essential for car accident treatment.
Starting Your Auto Accident Treatment
Dr. Scott Herman is a professional chiropractor with over two decades of experience in the field of chiropractic care. He has hands-on experience working with people in their auto accident treatment.