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Been Involved in a Car Accident? Here's Why You Should Receive Chiropractic Care

Written By Chapman Health Group on January 25, 2018

After a motor vehicle accident (MVA), research indicates that 40% of people suffering from low-back pain, and nearly a third of people with spinal pain, will turn to their chiropractor for treatment. 

And when people visit their chiropractor for help with chronic whiplash, studies demonstrate that 93% of patients notice a great improvement in their symptoms. 

Why is It Beneficial to Get Chiropractic Care Following an MVA?

The sheer number of patients seeking chiropractic care after a car accident highlights how important this method of treatment is. 

Why? Because an MVA puts your spine in a very vulnerable position. And the spine’s fundamental role in your daily life and anatomy means it’s vital you undergo quick and effective treatment.

However, some people who are involved in car accidents will wrongly assume that they’ll be able to “walk off” many of the symptoms they’re experiencing. But this simply isn’t the case for the majority of people. 

Signs that you have an issue with your spine include pains that start in your legs, hips, neck, or feet. Equally, you could be suffering from whiplash if you notice blurred vision, have headaches, or feel dizzy. 

Therefore, even if you haven’t noticed any aches or pains after an MVA, it’s highly advisable you seek the advice of your chiropractor in Leesburg, just as a precaution.  

What Will Your Chiropractic Care Involve?  

A chiropractor specializes in the back and spine, along with all of the tissues and muscles that connect to these areas. However, chiropractors are also qualified to offer diagnoses for a number of different conditions relating to this area. Therefore, before any treatment is administered, they’ll carry out a thorough examination to establish what area of chiropractic care will best alleviate your symptoms. 

Some of the techniques they may use include spinal rehabilitation where they strengthen and stabilize the spine, ultrasounds, electro-stimulation, and intersegmental traction. The latter involves using gentle forces to stretch and relax your spine, helping to move it back into its correct position while easing any pressure between your spinal discs. 

Alongside this treatment plan, they’ll also help you manage and treat your condition with simple at-home exercises that will support and strengthen your spine. 

And the best bit? Even after your initial visit to a chiropractor, you should start to notice the huge benefits they can provide you with, helping you get back to your day-to-day activities in no time at all.

Been involved in a car accident? Then don’t suffer in silence and get in touch with our team at Chapman Health Group today on 352-728-6886.

Posted In: Chiropractic Auto Accident Treatment