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Have Minor Traffic Accidents Caused You Pain Later?

By Tom Herrin

It is pretty common for people to have accidents.  They are always unplanned and usually unexpected.  In some cases, the body is able to anticipate its oncoming due to seeing it unfold.  This may enable the body to react in a way so that the muscles will tense up some, thus providing at least a minimal amount of protection.  It doesn’t happen in every case.  Some accidents are so sudden that the person is caught totally by surprise.  This leaves the body vulnerable as the muscles are unable to respond and react in any way.  The result is injury that may not even appear for a few days.  If an unexpected jolt leaves you with pain after the fact, a trip to a chiropractor may put you back in control of your own health.

You Can’t Prepare For Everything

Whether it is a car accident, something at home, or an industrial accident, it can leave you with an often delayed pain. Just because it is delayed doesn’t mean that it won’t hurt for a long time.  When joints are left unprotected by some sudden accident, injuries such as whiplash occur.  The soft tissue in and around the spine can suffer injury that results in a lot of pain.

Chiropractors Can Provide Natural Relief

It is unfortunate that in delayed pain, a person may not realize the injury at first.  This may mean that immediate care such as icing may be neglected.  Chiropractors can begin a series of treatments to relieve the pain.  It may involve spinal manipulation, but it also may include other kinds natural treatment to relax muscles and help to begin healing.  Since it is generally important for people with such injuries to remain active, the chiropractor will likely suggest some exercises that can help to support and strengthen the muscles in the area of the injury.  These natural methods may enable a person to return to their daily routine faster.

Regular Visits Can Serve As Good Maintenance

Once people experience the relief chiropractors can provide, they often want to establish a regular program of care.  At The Joint Chiropractic, they have plans that are flexible and available when you need them.  No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary.  They are open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends at all of their more than 390 locations nationwide.  If you have delayed pain from an earlier accident, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and start feeling relief.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Atlanta, Ga.


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