While almost every car accident warrants a trip to the emergency room, those who are involved in these events should also be seen by a chiropractor. The overarching goal of emergency room professionals is simply to ensure that no serious injuries exist and that people are in stable condition. Despite any lack of lacerations or broken bones, it’s possible to have sustained serious harm during these high-impact events. This is especially true as it pertains to the alignment of the spine, nerve functionality and the overall musculoskeletal system. In fact, even if no pain is felt at all, motorists may suffer from latent injuries that could rear their heads several weeks or months in the future. As such, there are many benefits that can be gained by consulting with our chiropractor after a car crash.
Establish a Record of Musculoskeletal Injuries
One of the most important things to note about chiropractic care is that it can play a major role in helping accident victims attain fair, feasible settlements that are representative of the full spectrum of their injuries and loss. Problems with joint functionality, spinal alignment and nerve functioning can be easily overlooked in an emergency room setting. As such, these injuries are unlikely to be documented by medical professionals despite the impact that they can have on a person’s ability to return to work or continue handling other day-to-day responsibilities. Working with our chiropractor will allow for a far more thorough investigation of your overall health and well-being following these events. With diagnostic imaging and other tools for examining the positioning and well-being of the spine, our team can create more comprehensive medical records for supporting car accident claims than can most conventional medical professionals.
Safely and Effectively Resolve Joint Dysfunction
One of the most common developments of an impact event is joint dysfunction, particularly at the neck. Commonly referred to as whiplash, this is a problem that can make it difficult to tilt the head, rotate the neck or engage in a variety of common activities. While conventional doctors often prescribe pain medications for alleviating the discomfort that whiplash is known to cause, these medications do not address or resolve whiplash at its source. Through spinal manipulation, massage, inversion or other hands-on and natural approaches, our chiropractor can realign displaced vertebrae, alleviate stress in the affected muscle groups and improve joint mobility and comfort.
Regain Proper Spinal Alignment and Health
Impact events have a serious and lasting effect on the alignment, health and functionality of the spine, especially if these are left unchecked. Whenever the vertebrae are forcibly moved out of their rightful positions, the resulting injuries are known as spinal subluxations. Subluxations can impact vital communications between the nerves and the brain, lower immune system functioning, create chemical imbalances and cause the nerves to become pinched or compressed. In addition to being painful, the effects of spinal subluxations can also lead to sleep troubles, mood imbalance and a host of other widespread problems. Our chiropractor can use a wealth of therapies and options in therapeutic equipment to restore alignment to the spine and promote overall well-being and health.
Get a Balanced, All-Natural Pain Management Plan
Another major benefit of working with our chiropractor at La Grange Chiropractic after a car accident is the ability to establish a balanced and natural pain management plan. The methods employed by our professionals typically do not involve any prescription drugs or invasive procedures. We take a whole-health approach to treating spinal injuries and other musculoskeletal problems. Moreover, the methods used rarely entail any uncomfortable or limiting side effects. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in La Grange.