Even seemingly minor motor vehicle accidents can cause whiplash, back pain, and other ailments. Scheduling an appointment in our office as soon as possible after an accident will help ease your pain and prevent long-term complications.
Chiropractic Treatment Eases Whiplash Pain
Whiplash is a common injury after an accident. In fact, the American Chiropractic Association reports that approximately two-thirds of people involved in motor vehicle accidents develop whiplash symptoms. The injury occurs when your neck “whips” back and forth suddenly. The movements strain or damage muscles, ligaments, discs, and may force the vertebrae in your neck out of alignment.
Although you may feel fine immediately after the accident, your neck might begin to hurt hours or days later if you have whiplash. Chiropractic treatment relieves your neck pain naturally, realigns your spine, and improves movement in your neck. Treatments also improve blood flow, reduce inflammation, and speed up healing time.
Back and Body Pain and Muscle Spasms Also Improve After Treatment
Chiropractic adjustments ease spasms, improve range of motion, and reduce pain by triggering the releases of endorphins, natural chemicals produced by your body to reduce pain. Additionally, misaligned vertebrae can cause muscle tension and increase pain if muscles or bones press on nerves. Although a misalignment may actually occur in your neck or back, you may feel pain that extends to your arms or legs if a nerve is involved.
Chiropractic Treatment Helps You Avoid Stiffness Due to Scar Tissue
Depending on its location, scar tissue can prevent joints, muscles, and tissues from moving freely. Decreased range of motion, stiffness, and pain can occur due to the buildup of scar tissue. Luckily, you can avoid or reduce these issues simply by visiting our Overland Park chiropractic office soon after your accident.
Chiropractic adjustments break down and stretch scar tissue, restoring your flexibility and range of motion. In addition, Dr. Grabouski may also recommend exercises that will strengthen your muscles, decrease inflammation, and improve your range of motion.
Treatment Reduces or Eliminates the Need for Over-the-Counter or Prescription Pain Relievers
Medications temporarily ease pain after an accident, but they do not address the cause of your pain and can cause a variety of unpleasant side effects. Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, upset stomach, and abdominal pain can occur when taking pain medication. Chiropractic care offers a natural pain relief method that can help you avoid these side effects. As your treatment progresses, you may be able to stop taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs completely or reduce the amount of the medication you need to take.
Chiropractic Care Helps You Avoid Lifelong Pain
Treating injuries promptly with chiropractic care prevents motor vehicle accident injuries from becoming long-term problems. You may be more likely to develop chronic pain, arthritis, migraines, headaches, and other symptoms that may make getting through the day difficult if you don’t seek treatment soon after your accident. Chiropractic care may even help you avoid surgery.
Have You Been In An Accident?
Have you recently been in an auto accident? We specialize in chiropractic care for personal injury, auto accidents, and car crashes. Our relationship with orthopedists, neurologists, MRI facilities, physical therapists, and personal injury attorneys in and around Kansas City and Overland Park ensures you receive all the necessary care to successfully recover from your injuries.
Most motor vehicle insurance will cover healthcare costs related to an auto accident. Our staff will work directly with your insurance provider to verify your benefits as part of your personal injury claim. Contact our Overland Park office to schedule your appointment.