Over 5 million traffic crashes were reported to police in 2020. More than 2 million people were injured during those accidents. Some were fortunate to walk away with nothing more than cuts and bruises. Others were far more gravely injured. But regardless of the extent of their injuries, every car accident victim shares something in common: they stand a lot to gain from chiropractic care.
We can confidently make such a sweeping statement because we adamantly believe chiropractic care can help literally anyone – even if they aren’t presently managing a health condition, or they haven’t recently sustained an injury. Chiropractic’s unique ability to stimulate the natural production of positive hormones can help anyone achieve a calmer, healthier mentality, and its positive effects on joint health can also reduce anyone’s risk of developing arthritis later in life.
But when you’re injured, chiropractic’s benefits are far more immediate and much more noticeable. Here is how a drug-free, nonsurgical treatment option can help you heal faster, live without pain, and regain your mobility quicker after you have been injured in a car accident.
Chiropractic Care Accelerates Healing
The goal of chiropractic is to help the body achieve the state in which it heals best. By improving functionality of the central nervous system, chiropractic allows the body to produce more of the hormones and proteins which naturally mend injured soft tissues – as well as supply those substances to precisely where they can do the greatest good.
Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) is just one chiropractic modality that can help speed up the body’s natural healing process. By increasing blood flow to the affected area, EMS induces the delivery of more of the body’s own reparative substances to injured soft tissues. When administered in conjunction with other modalities, EMS can greatly accelerate the rate at which torn tendons, ligaments and muscles heal themselves.
Chiropractic Care Reduces Pain
Strains. Sprains. Broken ribs. Bone fractures. Car accidents cause a wide range of injuries – all of which can be accompanied by intense pain. In addition to causing discomfort, pain may discourage the car accident victim from moving around, which can be very detrimental to their recovery.
Virtually every chiropractic modality has the capacity for pain relief. The Graston Technique, which is a form of manual therapy that breaks down scar tissue and fascia restrictions resulting from soft tissue injuries, is a potent solution to pain relief. So too is myofascial release, in which the chiropractor manually stimulates the stretch release in contracted muscles – an especially effective treatment for whiplash.
Chiropractic Care Restores Mobility
Chiropractic doesn’t merely allow car accident victims to move around more freely by helping them heal faster and live without pain. By making minute adjustments to the joints of its spinal column and extremities, a chiropractor gently forces a skeleton function more efficiently. In doing so they help their patient regain the ability to perform movements they previously found difficult, as well as expend less energy and effort while walking and performing other everyday actions.
In addition to joints, chiropractic care directly addresses problems that arise in soft tissues. For example, dry needling is highly effective at releasing trigger points: hyperirritable spots located in taut bands of muscle which restrict movement in addition to causing pain. Dry needling is commonly administered as a treatment for whiplash, but also has remarkable effects on injured and inflexible muscles wherever they happen to occur within the body.
Fargo Spine Treats Car Accident Injuries
Have you recently been injured as a result of a car crash? Don’t hinder your chances of making a full recovery by solely relying on Western medicine. Do everything you’re able to avoid taking potentially harmful prescription painkillers as well. Contact Fargo Spine today to schedule your initial consultation with an experienced car accident chiropractor in Fargo, ND. We’re here to help you recover fully and quickly!