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Back Pain After An Auto Accident

The staff at Shadowood Chiropractic Center believes that any person suffering from injuries sustained in a car accident deserves the most effective and efficient treatment possible. At our clinic, our car accident chiropractor and staff is ready and willing to work with anyone who has been in a car accident–whether recent or remote.

Back pain is one of the most common injuries sustained in an auto accident. Specific injuries to the back that are frequently sustained in a car accident include acute joint locking or joint derangement, muscle strains or spasms, ligament sprains, and whiplash.

How can chiropractic care help manage back pain following an auto accident?

A chiropractor is often one of the first healthcare professionals sought following an accident, and rightly so. Chiropractors treat and examine multi-system dysfunction of the body (including musculoskeletal, neurological, psychological, immunological, and metabolic systems) by using all-natural, non-invasive, and drug-free therapeutic techniques.

Your car accident chiropractor provides treatments that are tailored to meet your specific needs and injury. Common chiropractic techniques used to treat back pain following a motor vehicle incident include:

Chiropractic spinal adjustments, which restore normal motion and alignment and relieve pain

Massage therapy, electrical stimulation, and other modalities, which reduce inflammation and promote tissue healing

Corrective exercises, which accelerate healing and increase the endurance and strength of important postural musculature

When should a person seek chiropractic care following an auto accident?
As soon as you have been cleared medically by a physician, you should consult with a chiropractor immediately. This is true even if you aren’t noticing any active symptoms. Why? Many of the common injuries that occur after an accident don’t show up right away. In fact, it often takes days or even weeks for symptoms to appear! This is due to the “masking” effect that cortisol and other hormones have your body’s ability to recognize pain. Hormone levels rise dramatically during and immediately following a traumatic event, and it can take time for these hormone levels to normalize. Therefore, the onset of pain and dysfunction post-accident may be delayed, even though an injury has occurred. Chiropractors can detect tissue damage and misalignments in the spine and body that signal an accident-related injury, even without the presence of pain.

Seeing a chiropractor as soon as possible following a car accident is the best way to ensure that you haven’t sustained any injuries, or, if you have sustained injuries, to ensure that treatment is started as soon as possible.

Have you recently been in an auto accident?
If you’ve been in a car accident and are trying to connect with a Boca Raton chiropractor for help, call Shadowood Chiropractic Center today to speak with one of our friendly staff members or to set up an appointment.
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