Chiropractic Care For After Car Accident
Car accidents are scary and recovering can be overwhelming. Accident reports, insurance claims, auto body repair, and most importantly, injury care. Bruises and cuts are visible and broken bones can be healed. But many people have muscle pain and stiffness, limited range of motion, and other non-visible injuries. You may suffer from headaches, whip-lash related injuries as well as tears to ligaments, muscles and discs. Sometimes these injuries are not immediately evident, but over time, as healing stalls and chronic pain sets in, it becomes obvious something is wrong. It is critical to get these issues identified and care under way as soon as possible. This is why a call to Henschell Chiropractic should be your first step after a car accident.
What to expect when you come to Henschell Chiropractic after a car accident
The doctors at our clinic will start with a comprehensive exam. This will include X-rays, which are necessary to locate any serious injuries to the spine. Henschell Chiropractic has digital X-rays on site and we take specific weight-bearing pictures that will show us how your body is aligned as well as any potential breaks or cracks. We will also look at muscle tension, range of motion and help determine any reductions in daily activities such as self-care or the ability to perform your job. Once your injuries and symptoms are understood, the doctors will recommend a course of care that may include chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, specific stretches and muscle strengthening exercises, at-home care, as well as heat or cold therapy. Orthotics may be recommended to help support your frame as you heal and prevent an uneven walking gait from causing further damage
The key will be the specific chiropractic adjustments to the spine. By helping the spine correctly align, chiropractic helps the body heal faster, decrease pain and inflammation, as well as preventing a continuing decline in health.