While your musculoskeletal system is strong and not fragile by any means, it is still susceptible to traumatic injury. Car wrecks are among the worst and most common offenders when it comes to such injuries. According to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there is an average of just over 14,000 car crashes across the United States every day. That’s a lot of people and a lot of potential traumatic injuries.
Maybe you’re one of those 14,000 people who were victims of a car accident. The first thing you should do is get a medical check-up to confirm that your vital signs are stable. After that, it’s up to you to self-evaluate the severity of your injuries and seek treatment. Many people turn to chiropractic care to alleviate sore muscles, aching joints, and splitting headaches. If you’re suffering from painful symptoms after a car wreck, here are just a few ways chiropractic may be able to help you:
- Pain Management. The first benefit of chiropractic care, and arguably the most important to many people, is relief from painful symptoms. A car wreck is a traumatic event that can have a severe impact on your body. Your neck may have been violently whipped back and forth, or you might have banged your head on the dashboard or the steering wheel. Less obviously, your spine may even have been compacted from the sudden jolt. These injuries lead to pain in the neck, back, and shoulders.
- Inflammation is your body’s way of responding to injury. If your joints or muscles are inflamed, then it’s very likely that you’ve injured that part in the car accident. Chiropractic can help soothe the nerves and reduce inflammatory agents.
- Range of Motion. A car wreck can leave your body feeling slightly misaligned, functioning at less than full capacity. One of the things that may occur as a result of injury is a reduction in range of motion. A chiropractor can help the body loosen up and restore full range of motion to your neck, shoulders, and arms.
If you’re experiencing symptoms in any of the categories listed above, consider consulting a chiropractor as soon as possible. It’s essential to keep your body in tip-top shape to prevent any long-term effects that may arise after a car wreck. Wirth Chiropractic is ready to work with you and create a treatment plan that will address any injuries. Contact us today to get started!