Many people get injured in minor car accidents every year, and when someone gets rear-ended, they may experience some neck and back pain in the near future. It’s common for people to develop chronic issues as a result of their seemingly minor accident. These problems are normally dealt with by a doctor because many people don’t think about visiting a chiropractor, however, chiropractic care is the best solution for most people because it does not involve drugs or surgery. Here are the top five reasons you should visit a chiropractor after being involved in an accident:

1. Chiropractic Reduces Inflammation

An X-ray is not going to catch micro-tears that occur in someone’s ligaments and muscles after an auto accident. These microscopic tears in the muscle are one of the main reasons people wake up with severe pain the day after an accident. They are a result of whiplash in most cases; muscles cannot be jerked so quickly without experienced some negative side effects. When you go to a chiropractor, they will be able to adjust your spine and help your body release IL-6, an important anti-inflammatory substance the body produces to help with acute injuries.

2. Chiropractic Restores Motion

When your neck and back are injured in an accident, the inflammation that occurs afterward is going to cause even more problems. It will slow the healing process because blood and nutrients will not be able to make it to the areas they need to. Chiropractic adjustments will mobilize your spine and allow it to begin the healing process faster than normal, which will feel amazing as it’s happening and even better the next day.

3. Chiropractic Reduces Scar Tissue

Most people think of old wounds on their skin when they hear the words “scar tissue,” but this type of tissue can also form inside the body as well. Muscles will develop scar tissue after an injury because it is the body’s natural response. However, this tissue will cause someone to feel stiff and uncomfortable for some time, even though it will heal naturally. A chiropractor can target the damaged areas and break up the scar tissue faster than a patient can on their own. This will help someone feel better in addition to healing faster.  Therapeutic ultrasound is also a therapy offered to assist in the reduction of scar tissue.  Electrical stimulation can reduce the spasms in the muscles which can cause scar tissue as well. These therapies combined with chiropractic treatments aid in the reduction of scar tissue.

4. Chiropractic Reduces Pain Throughout the Entire Body

Studies have shown that people who received chiropractic care after an auto injury experience less pain because the physical adjustment of their body releases more pain-reducing hormones. These hormones are going to help the area that was affected by the auto accident, and also help any areas that were causing pain before the injury. Drugs for pain are not a good solution because they are highly addictive and usually cause more problems than they solve.  Chiropractic care can decrease the need for pain medications and the need for surgery.

5. Chiropractic Care Has Proven To Work

People who receive prompt chiropractic care after an accident are less likely to experience long-term issues. This method of care has been available for decades because it actually provides patients with results. People who continue working and staying active after an accident are the ones who will recover faster than those who stay in their bed all day. There is no need to think about taking drugs or undergoing surgery unless it’s absolutely necessary. With most minor auto accidents, surgery is not required at all.

Chiropractic Care and Physical Therapy available at our Clinic in Lake Worth, FL

It’s important to locate a quality chiropractor to work on your body after an accident. Those who are experiencing pain in the Lake Worth, Wellington, Boynton Beach FL area should stop by our clinic at 4640 Hypoluxo Road, Suite 2.  We are on the corner of Hypoluxo and Military Trails.  At Advanced Healthcare, we have been taking care of patients suffering from pain after an auto injuries for 15 years.  There is not any injury we have not seen before, please call for appointment and have a consultation with the doctor. You do not have to live with neck or back pain.  Your body will thank you after the first treatment and you will be feeling much better in no time.