Welcome back to our blog. In our last post, we looked at some of the hidden injuries caused by car accidents, which include delayed onset of whiplash, brain injuries, and disc herniations. Another hidden injury associated with auto accidents are those which affect our mental and emotional well-being. People commonly feel greater anxiety after going through the trauma of an auto accident, which can cause them to experience increased stress, tension, and nervousness when engaging in their usual routine and activities. Some may even develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of such a terrifying event. Because increased anxiety is common among those involved in auto accidents, there are many treatments that can help those experiencing anxiety learn to cope with and heal these feelings. Today, we will explore how several natural therapies can help ease stress and anxiety after an auto accident. Continue reading below to learn more.
The nervous system controls everything the body feels and how it moves, both physically and emotionally. Because chiropractic care focuses on improving and maintaining the overall health of the nervous system, this treatment can help ease symptoms of anxiety. Chiropractic adjustments address interferences that may hinder the proper function of the spinal column and nerves, which also promotes better blood flow to the brain. Improved blood flow and circulation can aid in healing interferences with mental and emotional wellness, as well as encouraging the physical body to heal from car accident injuries.
Acupuncture is a great treatment for easing anxiety. This natural treatment consists of the placement of thin needles into specific meridian points on the body to promote healing. Acupuncture may relieve pain, inflammation, and soreness caused by an auto accident while also alleviating anxiety, stress, and tension. Acupuncture treatments allow the body to rest while the inserted needles place consistent pressure on points that may relieve anxiety, reduce pain, and stimulate blood flow.
A massage therapist’s healing touch encourages the muscles in the body to relax. This treatment can help relieve pain as a result of injury, encourages calmness and stillness, improves circulation, and reduces built-up stress and tension that contributes to anxiety.
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At Arne Wellness Center, our goal is to help you heal and recover from your injuries that may affect your physical, emotional, and mental well-being. We offer all of these natural healing treatments because they have so many benefits for helping those who have experienced an auto accident restore their health and function. As your car accident chiropractor in Littleton, we are committed to helping restore your health so that you can live life to the fullest. Call us today to schedule an appointment for chiropractic care, acupuncture, and/or massage to help ease anxiety and stress.