No one wants to be in a serious car accident. It's traumatic, painful and disrupting. Depending on the accident's severity, you may need physical therapy or surgery. When you need ongoing care and support to help deal with pain and mobility issues, chiropractic care brings health and healing to the body.
An accident causes your body to be impacted in several ways. First, actual physical impact with parts of the car, the ground or another vehicle. If the vehicle should roll or fall on its side, the spine, head or limbs can be twisted, turned and broken, causing devastating impact.
Our muscles function in response to nerve activity. These nerves, called the peripheral nervous system, send messages to the body's various tendons, ligaments and muscles. The roots of the main nerves that make up the peripheral nervous system are in the spine. Because of this concentrated location of these primary nerves, the spine is an excellent place to correct movements and eliminate pain.
Most people know that chiropractic care is based on aligning the spine, and that is true. However, you may not realize that chiropractic care helps heal soft tissue injuries from sudden movements and impacts to the head, neck and back.
For example, one common injury from auto accidents is whiplash. Whiplash happens when the neck is suddenly and violently forced backward and forward. A rear-end impact generally causes whiplash. It can leave the victim with extreme pain, loss of movement, headaches, dizziness and more. However, the whiplash can heal by adjusting the vertebrae in the neck.
Other strains, inflammation and displacements of vertebrae are also effectively treated with chiropractic adjustments. As chiropractors, we are specialists in assessing and treating the musculoskeletal body. Therefore, we highly recommend an examination by a chiropractor as soon as possible after an accident, even if the initial pain is not severe. Ongoing strains and inflammation left untreated lead to more pain and potential injury.
Lakes Chiropractic has been serving the Brainerd Lakes area for 25 years. Our staff is professional, educated and trained in the spine's health and how it impacts our entire body. At Lakes Chiropractic, we help your whole family live healthier lives.