Chiropractic Treatment: Ligament Injury From Auto Collisions
Automobile injuries are expensive and painful!
In fact, experts estimate that consumers spend over $30 billion per year treating the pain and disability that results from a rear-end car crash.
It’s easy to understand why. During a crash, your body is subjected to excessive force, and it simply wasn’t designed to handle it.
The force from an auto collision places tremendous stress on your neck, shoulder, and back.
Studies show that the force of a crash is so severe to your body, the ligaments in your neck can actually stretch and tear, causing swelling and tenderness. That, in turn, can lead to the creation of scar tissue.
What Scar Tissue Does In Your Body
Scar tissue is not a good thing because it reduces the normal motion of your spine, creating spine pain and low back pain.
At Lowman Chiropractic, we believe that your body has suffered enough trauma. So instead of traumatizing it further, we work with its amazing healing abilities to help it accelerate your recovery.
In a nutshell, that’s the foundation of chiropractic healing! It helps your body reduce inflammation at the injured site, while also helping to reduce the formation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain, and even disability.
The Philosophy Behind Chiropractic Treatment for Auto Collision Injuries
The philosophy behind chiropractic care is a simple one. Your central nervous system controls every aspect of your body’s systems:
As long as your nervous system is functioning properly, you experience good health. But when there is a disruption, as with a car accident, you experience illness, pain, or some other dysfunction.
That means your nervous system can be disrupted by what we call “subluxations” in your spinal column. As your family chiropractic physician, I work to find these subluxations and adjust your spine to reduce or correct them.
This helps your body restore itself and its natural functions without drugs, surgery, or other invasive procedures. Chiropractic can also work to help you avoid chronic pain that arises from automobile injuries.
if you’ve been injured in a car crash, I urge you not to wait to get treatment. The longer you wait, the longer your recovery time. Besides, why suffer needlessly? Get treatment right away!
Chiropractic care has such incredible health benefits, whether it’s for prevention (We love that!) or to correct car-related injuries or other health problems.
What You May Not Know About Your Automobile Injuries
Pain symptoms resulting from a car accident injury are varied. Some are obvious, but others are not so obvious. In the next article, we’ll cover those symptoms and what to look for.
On a related note, many people don’t realize that head, neck, and shoulder injuries can be prevented by properly adjusting the head restraint in your vehicle.
Research performed from live traffic shows that a scant 10% of people have their head restraint set up to prevent injury from a rear-end crash.
Please take a minute and watch our video on how to adjust your head restraint to protect yourself and your family!
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