Auto Injuries in Tarzana
All auto accidents, from fender benders to serious crashes can result in some kind of bodily injury that needs urgent treatment. Even minor collisions can cause soft-tissue injuries that cannot be detected by X-rays or show any symptoms until days or weeks after the accident, within which time they may have developed into serious, long-term problems.
Such hidden injuries are one of the reasons why you should visit a chiropractor after an auto accident of any scale. Generally, the core treatment offered by emergency room doctors focuses on life-threatening injuries. So once the danger is over, they may release you after prescribing some over-the-counter pain medication or assistive devices such as a soft collar neck brace. But this is not enough to facilitate your full recovery.
Chiropractic care for auto-injuries
Unlike conventional treatments that use medicines to manage pain and other symptoms, chiropractic care uses a holistic approach to repair a musculoskeletal system that may have been knocked out of proper alignment, heal any underlying injuries, and restore optimal mobility and function of the affected areas.
Through skillful spinal examination and chiropractic adjustments, chiropractors can diagnose musculoskeletal issues and treat any hidden injuries by relieving pressure from injured nerves and muscles and re-aligning the back and spine before the situation becomes debilitating.
Besides hidden injuries, another common auto accident injury is whiplash. It occurs when the force of a rear-ended collision causes the unnatural and sudden movement of the cervical spine forward and backward. This in turn pushes the spine out of alignment, leading to strain in the neck muscles, which is characterized by pain, stiffness, and soreness in the neck area.
Chiropractic care can also be beneficial following auto accidents by:
- Reducing pain and inflammation from micro-torn ligaments and bruised muscles from injured arms, legs, and other parts
- Reducing scar tissue
- Managing pain from the neck, shoulders, knees, chest, and back
- Allowing non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical treatment of spinal cord injuries
Chiropractic adjustments can be combined with corrective exercises and nutritional planning to ensure total recovery by restoring the body’s full range of motion, optimizing the body’s natural repair mechanism, and promoting overall health and wellbeing.