Sep 1, 2017
Is Pain From a Car Crash Still Affecting Your Everyday Life?
According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), 2.35 million people are injured in car crashes every year in the United States. The most common injury from car crashes is whiplash. Whiplash is so prominent because it only takes 2.5 miles per hour change for the neck to be injured. When a neck experiences whiplash, the symptoms are not always immediate. Pain is often not felt until the torn ligaments start to swell. Most people experience feeling sore or stiff after a car crash, but most of the time this is because more serious injuries are still forming.
Injuries not treated from car crashes will not just go away, or heal themselves with time usually. If they are not treated, the victim will continue to experience the pain until it is treated properly. The longer than someone waits to be treated the harder and longer the healing process will be. Many people make the mistake of going to a regular doctor to try and fix the problem. In most cases the only thing that can be done to prescribe painkillers. But as explained above the injury is not going to heal itself, and the painkillers will just mask the pain. So in order for painkillers to be effective, someone would have to be on them for the rest of their life. And as we all know, that is very dangerous and not a plausible solution.
Why Choose a Chiropractor?
Chiropractors are specifically trained in practices to help joint and muscle pain without prescribing medication. This is why a chiropractor is the best option for treating car crash injuries. In many cases, people have exhausted every option offered to them and end up living with the pain until they see a chiropractor.
How Chiropractors Heal
There are many techniques that chiropractors use when treating car crash victims, depending on the type and severity of the injury. Commonly the spine becomes misaligned during a car crash causing discomfort to the victim. Simply realigning the spine will relieve a lot of the pain and discomfort felt. Chiropractors also can help someone gain back their full range of motion. When people experience car crashes they feel stiff afterward, then they often avoid using the affected areas of their body due to the pain they experience when using it. This only prolongs the recovery. Helping a patient maintain their full range of movement will help prevent scar tissue from forming which prevents them from healing. Treatment for injuries are specific to the person and injury, so if you are experiencing pain from a car crash, visit your chiropractor to learn about the best treatment for you.