Auto accidents, no matter how small, should be taken seriously. You never know the impact a collision can have on your musculoskeletal system. In addition to obvious injuries, you may suffer from “hidden” soft tissue injuries that can leave you with painful symptoms. These FAQs, compiled by our chiropractors at Aim High Health in Denver, Aurora, and Wheat Ridge, explain more about musculoskeletal auto injuries and how you can find relief.
Why should I see a chiropractor after an auto accident?
A car crash can leave you with neck, shoulder, and back pain due to strained muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments. Whiplash is a common neck injury caused by auto collisions. The sudden impact of the collision whips your head forward and back uncontrollably, causing tears in the ligaments and muscles of your cervical spine. Chiropractors specialize in treating musculoskeletal injuries like whiplash. At Aim High Health, our noninvasive treatments relieve pain and help expedite your recovery.
What kinds of musculoskeletal injuries can be caused by auto accidents?
The impact of a car crash can dislodge structures in your spine, resulting in spinal alignment issues. Spinal imbalances can compromise body function, mobility, and flexibility. You may suffer muscle, joint, or ligament damage, dislocated bones and joints, sprains and strains, herniated discs, and other soft tissue injuries that result in pain and discomfort for weeks on end after your accident.
How does chiropractic care treat auto injuries?
After a thorough evaluation of your condition, your Denver, Aurora, and Wheat Ridge chiropractor can recommend a treatment plan to address your injuries. This plan will include therapies for pain relief, restored body function, and natural recovery of your injuries.
We’ll start by assessing your spinal alignment to see if the accident caused imbalances in your system. If so, we’ll realign your musculoskeletal system using manual adjustments. This relieves pressure from spinal muscles, joints, and nerves to ease your pain.
Through therapeutic massage, we can reduce muscle tension and rigidity that are impairing joint function, so you can move about more freely pain-free. Massage also circulates blood to injured tissues to help them heal much quicker. Your treatment plan may include corrective exercises for strength and agility. The combination of these therapies can help restore your health and independence.
What are the benefits of chiropractic auto injury treatment?
Chiropractic care makes use of holistic, noninvasive therapies and techniques to manage pain and help you recover from an auto injury. Our drug-free treatments eliminate any fear of becoming addicted to prescription medications for pain relief.
Visit Aim High Health for Auto Accident Injury Treatment
To schedule a consultation for chiropractic auto injury treatment, contact Aim High Health, serving residents in Denver, Aurora, and Wheat Ridge, by calling us at 303-423-1925.