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Chiropractic Care After an Accident

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

Even if you have escaped serious injuries, an auto accident is a shocking event. It's easy to ignore or downplay minor physical pain in the chaotic aftermath of an accident.

Even if you don't believe you have been injured, you should consult a medical practitioner to evaluate you. Many injuries don't always show up right away after an accident, but when they do, they can be very serious.

Adjustments to the spine or neck are part of chiropractic treatment. Adjustments to the back and neck are sometimes used to aid a patient's recovery from an accident. Chiropractors may recommend routine, periodic adjustments for their patients to avoid problems.

Listed below are some of the reasons to visit a chiropractor.

Detect Injuries

A chiropractor is well versed in the musculature and skeleton system. The importance of correcting spinal asymmetry and any nervous system damage to a person's overall health cannot be overstated.

It's important to consult a chiropractor if you think you have suffered injuries right after a car or motor vehicle accident.

Non-Invasive Treatment

After an accident, you may experience pains and aches. Chiropractors use non-invasive methods to alleviate and minimize pain.

Physical therapy and massage may be used as part of the treatment plan. Because chiropractic care is practiced without using pain medication, the patients won't have to worry about the side effects of prescription medication.

Soft Tissues Injuries

Injuries to soft tissues include muscle pains, muscle injuries, joint injuries, and not being able to move some parts or joints of the body to their full potential. Spinal adjustments may help your body recover its range of motion.

Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is a common side effect of car accident injuries. The natural capacity of the body to recover is slowed by inflammation. Chiropractic care helps decrease inflammation and restores the natural alignment of the spine.


Whiplash is a harrowing experience. The head swings forcefully forward and back during a jarring contact collision, hurting the neck muscles and tissues and perhaps harming the spine.

Whiplash symptoms and pain may take up to 48 hours to appear after an accident. It's critical to seek a whiplash examination and treatment to prevent long-term injury and suffering.

Keep in mind that not every injury manifests itself right away after an accident. Automobile accidents may create long-term difficulties if they are not addressed properly.

Chiropractic care is an alternative to traditional medical treatment for physical conditions. The chiropractor usually assesses the patient's health issues during the first visit by asking questions and performing basic physical tests.

Aside from adjusting a patient's joints and muscles, chiropractors may advise the patients to improve their health through lifestyle changes. This could include dietary and physical activity recommendations and an exercise program designed to strengthen specific muscle groups.

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

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