Chiropractic Treatment For Car Accident Victims

by Administrator 31. May 2011 17:28

Car accidents are very common and they have been continually rising rather than declining. As a matter of fact, accidents have become one of the chief causes of death in the US. Even if the accidents are not fatal, they can still cause severe injuries and disabilities. There are very few lucky people who do not get even a scratch or a bruise from an accident but in most of the cases accidents do result in injuries that can be minor or major in nature.

General Injuries from Car Accidents

A car accident can cause an injury anywhere on the body but some of them are more common than others. Injuries on the head or face are generally scratches, bruises, gashes and damage or loss of dentures. Whiplashes, sprains, strains disc injuries and fractures are very common in the shoulders, neck, arms, lower and mid back. Most common spinal injuries that occur are cervical, sprains, disc injury and lumbar spine injury. Lower body injuries are wounds on the foot, knee and leg as well as ligament injury.

How Chiropractic Treatment Helps?

Chiropractic therapy is a surgery free treatment procedure aimed at inducing general wellness. The work of chiropractors involves making mild adjustments to the spine. They might recommend certain exercises and may even give therapeutic massage to get the injured ligaments and muscles back into shape. In some of the accident cases it has been proved that Chiropractic manipulations have worked better than medical drugs and physical therapy.

Another benefit of chiropractic treatment is that upon examination a chiropractor may notice those injuries that were not picked up immediately by doctor after the accident. When a person faces an accident, the reflexes of the body are put in defense mode. This is done in order to protect the body by releasing natural pain killer hormones known as endorphins. Once these hormones are released, the accident victim may not feel pain and may not even make out that he is injured. Therefore, a check up by a chiropractor is suggested following an accident, even if you have consulted the medical doctor.

For more information on how Chiropractic care can help you, visit us at Corrective Chiropractic and Wellness , 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548 or call us at 254-698-1600.

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