Welcome back to the Arne Wellness Center blog. In our recent post, we looked at some of the most important things our patients and readers should know about a whiplash injury sustained in an auto accident. While whiplash is one of the most common auto-related injuries, there are many others which may show up immediately, while others may manifest in the days and weeks following the accident. It is common for people to think that a trip to the hospital or emergency room is the only medical treatment required after an accident, however, this is not the case. There are other forms of health care including chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage therapy which may help a patient heal after an injury. Today, we would like to expand on this by looking at the benefits of seeing a car accident chiropractor after an auto accident.

Injury Diagnosis

Oftentimes, injuries sustained in auto accidents are not always obvious at first. The body’s natural reaction to trauma is to flood the system with adrenaline and endorphins, which essentially numbs the initial pain of injuries. Many injuries will manifest over the course of several days to weeks following the accident. Such injuries include whiplash, headaches and migraines, soft tissue injuries, and concussion, to name a few. As your car accident chiropractor in Littleton, we can evaluate your symptoms to diagnose injuries that have presented immediately and pinpoint hidden injuries that may come to the surface in the days, weeks, and months following your accident. Along with the car accident evaluation and injury diagnosis, we can also determine the best treatment plan to address and treat your injuries.   

Drug-Free Pain Relief

Treating injuries naturally by combining chiropractic care that addresses the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, massage therapy that focuses on the soft tissues, and implementing acupuncture is an effective and holistic approach to overall healing. Rather than masking pain and discomfort with prescription drugs that don’t actually treat and heal the causes of pain, your chiropractor can combine spinal manipulation (chiropractic adjustments), muscle work, stretching, and other modalities to address the causes of pain to relieve and heal pain-related symptoms. Chiropractic manipulation can relieve pain by relieving pressure on the spine and nerves, which may reduce and resolve symptoms of pain, weakness, and numbness and tingling that patients experience in different parts of the body.

Reduce Inflammation

An essential element of pain relief and healing is reducing inflammation on the muscles, ligaments, and tendons as a result of microtears sustained in an auto accident. Spinal manipulations help the body release anti-inflammatories that help reduce inflammation throughout the body. Additionally, your car accident chiropractor at Arne Wellness can use infrared therapies and acupuncture to reduce muscle, tendon, ligament, and joint inflammation, which helps to restore range of motion, mobility, and function, while also reducing pain.

Call Littleton’s Top Rated Local® Chiropractor

If you or a loved one has been in an auto accident, call Arne Wellness Center for an evaluation and chiropractic care for drug-free pain relief. At Arne Wellness, your health and wellness are our primary concern, and we are here to help you heal in a safe and comfortable manner. Contact us today to request a chiropractic appointment and get on the road to healing.