Benefits of Chiropractic Care After an Accident

Jul 8, 2014

Chiropractic care has a variety of benefits, especially when it comes to recovery after a car accident. Find out how a chiropractor can help you get back on your feet.

Diagnose Your Injury

If you are suffering from pain after an accident but aren’t sure what exactly is wrong, your chiropractor can diagnose your injury.

A thorough exam combined with a review of your medical history and possible diagnostic testing will give you and your chiropractor a detailed understanding of the problem.

This knowledge can help your chiropractor to develop an effective treatment plan.

Reduce Your Pain

Auto accidents can result in some painful injuries, specifically whiplash, which can cause mild, moderate, or even severe pain in your neck and shoulders.

Whiplash occurs when the spine is thrown forward and then backward quickly, and even a seatbelt cannot prevent this injury.

Spinal adjustments and manipulation can help to reduce your pain without the use of medications or invasive methods.

A chiropractor can also give you tips on stretches and exercises that can help you to relieve pain while at home.

Prevent Additional Damage

After a car accident, your body will likely feel banged up, so it is easy for you to sustain further injuries. For example, if you experience a knee injury, you may be susceptible to a slip and fall. By receiving chiropractic care after an accident, you can ensure that your body heals completely, and this can protect you for the future and prevent additional damage.

Restore Range of Motion and Mobility

In addition to the pain that you experience after a car accident, you may also find that moving is difficult. Your muscles may have extended past their normal threshold, and they can become tight and sore. If you find that you are having difficulty moving, your chiropractor may be able to help increase your mobility and range of motion.


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