After the sense of relief that you will feel after surviving an auto accident, you’ll find yourself taking a moment to do a body pain and injury inventory. If you were not so lucky as to avoid pain or injury, you will have to decide how you want to deal with what you are feeling.

If your pain and or injuries appear to be severe and debilitating, you might need to go to the hospital or go see your family doctor. If by chance your pain and or injuries seem somewhat mild to moderate, seeing a chiropractor might make a lot more sense.

Why Avoid the Medical Treatment Options if Possible?

If at all possible, you would be better off avoiding any kind of medical intervention after an auto accident. Oftentimes, medical intervention options are overly invasive and lead to long recovery periods.

When left dealing with pain and or injuries that are caused by an auto accident, the hospital or doctor will probably choose one of the following treatments options (least invasive to the most invasive):

  • Prescription pain medications
  • Steroid epidural shots
  • Surgery

The problem with prescription medication is it does very little to enhance the healing process. Doctors usually prescribe such medications for temporary pain relief. The same is true of steroid epidural shots. They might help mask pain on a very limited basis. That leaves surgery, which typically does directly address pain and injury issues. The key problems with the surgery option are the inherent risk that comes with surgery and long recovery periods.

How Auto Injury Chiropractic Services Can Help You Recover Faster

If your pain and or injuries are mild to moderate, there are two good reasons for you to choose chiropractic services over seeking medical attention. The first reason has already been discussed. That would be because chiropractic care is a lot less invasive than the aforementioned medical treatment options. The second reason might not be as obvious.

More times than not, chiropractic care can help resolve pain and injury issues a lot faster than the aforementioned medical treatment options. This is a really big benefit for anyone who might need to get back to work or wants to get on with enjoying their lives.

Let’s take a look at how chiropractic care can speed up the process of pain relief and injury healing.

How Chiropractic Care Speeds Up Pain Relief After an Auto Accident

After involvement in an auto accident, most residual pain issues occur because of pinched nerves or muscle strains. Both of these types of issues can be efficiently and effectively dealt with by a chiropractor’s magic hands.

Chiropractic adjustments are used to deal with nerve issues and to bring the body back into alignment. Over approximately two (2) weeks to two (2) months, most mild to moderate pain issues can be resolved with chiropractic care. In fact, there are situations where a pinched nerve issue can be resolved in as few as a couple of chiropractic treatments if the chiropractor is right on target with their adjustment.

How Chiropractic Care Speeds Up Injury Healing After an Auto Accident

Pain issues that are related to soft tissue problems are a little more complicated when trying to deal with them. That’s because two issues need to be resolved during the treatment process.

The first issue is resolving the pain issues related to torn or strained soft tissues. To be very clear, soft tissue refers to muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which are typically located around the neck and extremities.

The second issue that needs to be resolved is the healing of the affected area. Since soft tissue issues typically occur because of injury, something needs to be done about the injury whether it be the reduction of inflammation or the mending of soft tissue fibers.

For soft tissue healing, chiropractors will usually call on certain massage therapy techniques. The goal is to do whatever is necessary to improve blood flow to the injured area. One of the best ways to do that is to move both muscles and bones around to eliminate anything that might be obstructing the flow of healthy blood throughout the body.

While all of this might seem time-consuming and complicated, the reality is injuries will heal pretty fast with the right treatments. As we just indicated, the right treatments are the ones that will create better blood flow to an injured area as quickly as possible.

Other Benefits of Chiropractic Services Beyond Faster Recovery

Should you decide to see a chiropractor to quickly and efficiently deal with a pain issue and or injury, you might find there are other benefits you might derive.

These other potential benefits include:

  • An increase in mobility and better range of motion
  • Improvement in your overall immune response
  • Improvement in your eating and sleeping habits
  • Better quality of life
  • Improved athletic performance

At the point you get injured or experience pain because of an auto accident, you need to address the issue or issues as soon as possible. Based on the information we provided above, you should be able to see why seeking chiropractic services should be your first option. That would be unless your pain and or injury is significant enough to truly warrant medical attention.

If you would like more information about how we can help you heal faster after an auto accident, you can contact us online.