There are very few things in this world that are more devastating than an automobile accident. Obviously, people have to be concerned about the damage caused to their property; but people need to be just as concerned about the damage caused to their bodies after a collision. Our chiropractors here at the Accident and Injury Chiropractic in Tacoma, want people to know that they can be injured even when there is minimal property damage, and they feel well enough to drive away from the scene of their accident. Injuries related to an auto accident injury can be tricky. Here’s more information about what you need to do after a motor vehicle accident, and how we treat injuries here in our facility.
Questions we often hear in our practice after an auto injury is
-“How quickly will I feel better” or
-“I was only lightly tapped, I don’t have any pain. Why do I need to get checked?”
So we wanted to break down the different phases of healing after a trauma (no matter how big or little). In an article by Dr. John Kellett in the journal Medicense and Science in Sports and Exercise, he puts the healing phases into three distinct categories.
Restoring full function after an injury involves more than just healing of tissues. In many cases, rehabilitative exercise is needed to strengthen muscles, tendons, and ligaments to restore strength and a full range of motion. At Accident and Injury Chiropractic in Tacoma, WA, we offer rehabilitative exercise to restore normal function after injuries.
Whether you are a professional athlete, or just enjoy taking part in your spare time, injuries are very much a common occurrence. Pulls, sprains, and strains occur regularly, and while many heal quickly without the need for professional intervention, other injuries may take weeks or even months away from your sport while you heal.
Fortunately, there are steps that you can take to increase the rate at which your injury will heal and reduce any pain or side effects that you experience during the process. In addition to hot/cold therapies, sports massage, and oral pain medications, you should consider making an appointment for a consultation with a chiropractor.
Many people who have back pain have been experiencing it for so long that they believe that it’s just a regular part of their life. Even after you have taken pain relievers, used heating pads, ice packs, and maybe even bought an expensive, specialized mattress, your pain can still remain. While all of these tools can be used in an attempt to manage your back pain, the actual root cause of the issue has yet to be addressed.
Many chiropractic patients suffer from conditions that can't be corrected through temporary measures. When you must sit at a desk for eight or more hours a day, your mattress and pain relievers just can’t fix it. If you’ve tried these options but are coming up short in managing your pain or range of motion, you may want to consider a chiropractic adjustment.
If you are a new chiropractic patient, there are several initial tests that you can expect your chiropractor to perform. In addition to collecting a detailed family and personal medical history, you will likely receive a detailed physical exam to identify any potential issues which should include a spinal and postural screening.
A spinal and postural screening is a test conducted by your chiropractor that can help identify neuromusculoskeletal disorders before any serious issues arise. This test can find spinal alignment and postural positioning that hasn't presented with an actual problem yet, but if left untreated, may cause chronic conditions in the neck or back.
Many businesses today are struggling to navigate the world of health care in order to maintain a healthy workforce. While the markets may be changing, chiropractic care is a stable avenue that keeps employees feeling better, increases productivity and strengthens retention. Let’s take a better look at what corporate wellness programs can offer your company and why you should consider increasing the options for employees.
In today’s world, there is a growing group of people who are putting their personal health at the forefront. These people strongly believe that having a positive outlook on their health can increase the chances of reaching their goals and increase their quality of life.
If you are considering making a healthy change, congratulations! Improving your health and quality of life can be exciting and when you begin your transformation, you may want to consider enlisting the services of a health and wellness coach.
Chiropractors genuinely want to see their patients succeed and enjoy life as much as possible. Therefore, they aren’t likely to simply perform an adjustment and send you out the door. Chiropractors work to understand the root of your issue so that they can then offer a broad array of treatments to make sure that you get the most from their care. One of these avenues is corrective exercises. These are exercises that your chiropractor will suggest which are based on your unique history, condition, and limitations.
If you would like to learn more about our services and treatments, please call us at (253) 215-8350 to schedule an appointment today!