Car accidents are a daily occurrence and if you have ever been in a car accident, then you will understand just how dangerous they can be, you could in which case be surprised to learn that chiropractic care can provide a drug-free method of pain relief.
If you don’t receive the correct care after an accident, then the types of injuries you may have sustained can have a serious, impact on your health and well-being in some cases they could lead to months, or maybe even years, of severe pain. A chiropractor in Newcastle, NSW will be experienced in helping people who have been injured or hurt in car accidents, they are trained in knowing the best methods of treating whiplash and or spinal injuries–without the need of prescribing medication or surgery.
In some situations, as the result of a car accident the musculoskeletal system can be knocked out of proper alignment because of the impact caused by the accident, as a result there may be some back and neck pain. Sometimes the pain and or symptoms can be immediate, sometimes, they can take a while to set in.
Whiplash injuries could take place as a result of any kind of heavy impact with your car that causes sudden movement of your cervical spine backward and forward or in a ‘whip’ like motion, which of course explains the term ‘whiplash’. If you have ever experienced whiplash, you will know just how much discomfort it can cause, be it with pain or lack of movement. Usually, what happens is that the spine is pushed out of alignment often also causing injury to the neck and sometimes shoulder muscles. This in term causes pain, sore joints and an overall lack of mobility.
How is Chiropractic Care different?
Usually, you will find that traditional treatments rely quite heavily on strong medication to help try and mask the reasons for the pain that you are suffering, chiropractic treatment tackles the root cause of the injury, that might mean addressing spinal or whiplash pain. Strong painkillers are great on some rare occasions, but they certainly are not for recommended use over long periods of time nor do they give you anything by way of a long-term health benefit.
Chiropractic adjustments relieve pressure on the nerves and muscles, and they can help to realign the spine. Corrective exercise can also help to restore the body’s full range of motion.