Posted on December 13, 2021
Accidents and injuries can occur anytime, anywhere, and often when you least expect them. Some are mild and may seem fairly easy to get over, while others can have a much more long-term impact on your health and happiness. Whether you can get up and walk away seemingly symptom-free or you require immediate medical intervention, it’s always a good idea to visit a chiropractor after a personal injury as soon as possible.
This is because many of the symptoms and effects of an accident don’t appear right away. In fact, they often don’t start to show until two or three days after an injury occurs. The problem with this is that by this time, further damage could have occurred, which could have been avoided by having an earlier chiropractic assessment.
Here are five other benefits of seeing a chiropractor after a personal injury.
It’s normal to experience pain and soreness following an injury. However, many people are keen to avoid having to take prescription medication since some pain relief can be highly addictive. Not only that, but pain medications only mask the discomfort you are experiencing and don’t actually heal the injury. Chiropractic treatment stimulates the release of natural pain-relieving hormones, reducing or eliminating the need for medication.
One of the biggest benefits of chiropractic treatment is that it is entirely non-invasive. It can also help you avoid needing surgery to correct your injury, while also preventing other injuries from getting worse and causing complications. And with no needles or incisions, there is no need for an anesthetic and no open wounds to take care of.
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury as it swells to prevent further damage to the injured area. Unfortunately, inflammation causes pain and stiffness that makes moving around difficult. Some injuries that trigger inflammation are hard to detect – such as microtears in ligaments or muscles. Fortunately, chiropractic treatment improves circulation so that oxygen and nutrient-rich blood can flow around the body to the sites of inflammation, reducing it and helping you to heal more quickly.
Pain and stiffness nearly always result in limited movement, whether this is experienced in your back, your joints, or your muscles. It’s normal to feel very beaten up in the days following a personal injury but visiting a chiropractor can help. By reducing inflammation and getting your pain under control, you will be able to move more easily, enabling you to get back to your usual daily activities.
If your personal injury is the result of an accident that wasn’t your fault and you are considering claiming compensation, you will need medical evidence to support your claim. Your chiropractor will be able to provide this on your behalf, as well as give you an estimation as to how long it will take you to recover from your injuries.
For more benefits of visiting a chiropractor after a personal injury, visit Accident and Injury Chiropractic in Tacoma, WA. Call (253) 215-8350 to schedule an appointment today.