Chiropractor Takoma Park, MD

When you get injured in an automobile or other motor vehicle accident, you might not realize just how severe or complex your injury is. Some injuries are minor and do not cause much pain, but more severe injuries can also manifest little to no pain immediately after the incident.  Pain and other adverse effects of the accident can begin hours, even days, after the event. However, as time goes on, these hidden or underlying injuries can start causing severe symptoms that can become merely uncomfortable or entirely intolerable.

If an injury is left untreated, does not fully heal, or that heals improperly, you could have pain that lingers for years. A chiropractic evaluation and exam can reveal the extent of your injuries and help to ensure that you get diagnosed and treated accurately. If the injuries are to the joints in your body, such as those in the upper spine (neck) or lower spine (back), chiropractic care can help relieve your symptoms while also promoting your body’s natural healing mechanisms.

Treating Accident Injuries with Chiropractic Care

Conventional medicine provides treatment protocols for accident-related injuries, which generally involve taking potentially harmful and addictive prescription or nonprescription medications for pain relief. Other treatments may include restricting your activity and applying ice or heat to the injured area. While these therapies can provide you with some relief in the short term, they are designed to treat symptoms, not to correct the underlying issue. So these standard medical treatments could leave a structural injury unaddressed, leading to a chronic pain situation resulting from your injury. 

When the body’s structural alignment is harmed, pain can develop from the buildup of tension or pressure on certain parts of the spine. This pressure can then affect other joints in the body as well. Through chiropractic care, a qualified professional can ensure that your spinal bones and intervertebral discs are in the correct alignment, allowing the damage to heal and easing muscle tension in the injured area. This can help you recover more quickly from whiplash, upper and lower spinal injuries, and other accident-related or traumatic injuries.

Chiropractic care is typically non-invasive and safe. Unlike prescription medications, there is minimal risk of severe reactions, side effects, or other complications. Also, since surgical procedures aren’t involved, you won’t have to worry about the adverse effects that can accompany cutting into the body, such as:

  • Bleeding
  • Painful recovery and healing time
  • Infections
  • Nerve damage
  • And other complications 

Surgical procedures often lead to more pain, with no guarantee that the end result will provide the needed long-term relief.

Recovery from Accident -Related Injuries

After an accident or traumatic injury, chiropractic care may just be your best choice for an optimal long-term outcome. If your accident was the result of someone else’s negligence or fault, you might need to seek compensation for damages through personal injury litigation. Documentation from your chiropractor can serve as the required medical evidence proving your injury and need for treatment. For more information, schedule a visit with a chiropractor in Takoma Park, MD at AmeriWell Clinics today.