Many people are injured in car accidents every year, and thankfully, most accidents are minor. While those in a minor accident don’t often experience long-term pain, the effects of a car accident might not be felt right away, or they may not even be felt at all. But just because no pain is felt doesn’t mean that nothing detrimental to your health happened to your body in the fender bender.
If you do feel pain after an auto accident, it’s likely back or neck pain, which are the most common complaints. These issues could turn into chronic pain if not dealt with, or the pain may subside, but not without causing and leaving behind problems. Chiropractic is effective in dealing with injuries after an auto accident and ensuring that you get back to proper health and ideal body function as quickly as possible.
Auto Accident Injuries
Those who have experience an auto accident can be affected in different ways. One of the top complaints of a car accident is whiplash. Studies show that rear-ended car crashes are more common than any other type of car crash. When hit from behind, the head can be forcefully pushed forward and then slammed backward. Symptoms of whiplash may include stiffness and pain in the neck, dizziness or headaches, reduced range of motion, or blurred vision. Muscle pain and stiffness can be so intense that a person might not be able to fully function for several days after an auto accident. Headaches can also occur right away, several days after an accident, or even months after the fact. It is important to remember that no matter how small the accident, you may still have injuries, especially to the spine. You may think you are fine, but serious and long-term injuries could result from even a minor accident. The key is to remember that if there is damage to the car, there is damage to the spine. Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor can ease the pain from auto accident injuries, stop chronic pain before it starts, and help your body heal faster and avoid any long-term problems caused by an auto accident.
Relief from Auto Accident Pain
Auto accident injuries can be very painful. Medicines may be prescribed to help manage the pain. However, medications don’t treat the root problem and it wears off after a period of time. Medications also come with the risk of side effects. Chiropractic care is a natural way to get relief from the pain of whiplash, stiff muscles, and the headaches associated with injuries from car accidents. Let Dr. Grant Lisetor, Charlotte chiropractor at Greater Life Chiropractic, help ease your muscle pain and get back to functioning properly.
Chiropractic Care Relieves Pain–And So Much More
When visiting a chiropractor after an auto accident, you will be carefully assessed for every injury. Dr. Grant seeks to relieve the pain through gentle adjustments to relieve both short- and long-term pain. A chiropractic adjustment can reduce inflammation, restore range of motion, and strengthen the back and neck.
In a study done on 41 people suffering from whiplash, 66 percent reported relief from the pain after receiving chiropractic care. Removing misalignments in the spine caused by auto accidents will not only reduce muscle pain from whiplash but will get the body back in sync again. Misalignments cause nerve interference that interrupts communication between the central nervous system and the rest of the body’s systems. Removing the misalignment will properly restore the body’s functions, leading to an overall healthier life.
If you have been in a car accident, contact Charlotte chiropractor Dr. Grant Lisetor at Greater Life Chiropractic to see how chiropractic care can relieve your pain and help you recover faster.
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