Consider Chiropractic Care After An Auto Accident
New York City is the 24th highest populated city in the world, yet it is the highest populated city in the United States. With between eight and nine million people going about their daily lives in New York City at any given time, it is safe to say that it is a hectic place to live.
A notable amount of New Yorkers relies on automobiles for transportation. Whether it be to get to work, to get to the grocery store, or just simply taking a joy ride down FDR Drive, the probability for automobile-related injury is naturally high, and much higher than in many other cities across the country.
That is specifically why Dr. James Lee of Dr. Lee’s Spinal Center in Jamaica, Queens is urging New Yorkers to consider chiropractic care a viable option for treatment should they find themselves the victim of an automobile accident. Dr. Lee stresses that it is important to follow up with a chiropractic care specialist following an accident regardless of the severity of the accident. While many think a minor fender bender is not a cause for concern, he asserts that even the most minor cases of accident-induced whiplash can have long term effects that are less than desirable.
It can start with the neck and the back, but the condition of muscular and nervous tissue in these areas can deteriorate over time if they are not evaluated following any level of trauma. He also cites concentration problems as a possibility as injuries to the base of the head can have an impact of brain functioning.
Dr. Lee is staunchly opposed to the use of medications to quell pain. Painkillers may seem like an effective option for pain management but they eventually wear off and they are not efficacious in terms of structural healing. Additionally, painkillers are usually in the opioid family, a class of drugs with a high potential for addiction. Pain killer addiction is a major public health concern in the United States, and Dr. Lee urges his patients to not expose themselves to addictive controlled substances that only address pain temporarily.
Overall, automobile accidents and the risk for musculoskeletal injury cannot be treated lightly. If victims of automobile accidents heed Dr. Lee’s words of advice and are proactive rather than reactive, treatment can be relatively seamless.