Auto Injuries Why Chiropractics Work To Help Relieve Pain.
Auto injuries are very common in today's world. You have a small fender bender and you have no bumps, no bruises and your not bleeding so you assume that you are alright .Do not ignore symptoms such as being still and sore in the few days and weeks after your accident. Pain anywhere can indicate more serious problems. Read this article provided to us by Corbin Dallas It may give you insight that may help you.
Auto Injuries--why Chiropractics Work
by Corbin Dallas
If you have been involved in an auto accident, even if you are not currently in pain, there could be underlying and hidden damage to your spinal column that may not manifest itself as a serious illness for months or even years. If you have an auto injury you can spend extraordinary amounts of time and money trying to resolve symptoms.
Chiropractic care offers the most effective treatment for most back pain. Chiropractors specialize in non-surgical treatments for spinal injuries such as whiplash, sprains, herniated disks (a chiropractor can do nothing for a ruptured disk. A good one should send you to a specialist), and other types of back pain from automobile accidents.
Whiplash happens when your head is hurled violently backward causing a (hyper-extension) and/or forward (hyper flexion) - injuring the neck. The injury can be much more severe if your neck is snapped to the side when the accident occurred-for example if you are broadsided or if the car spins. Whiplash is the most common car accident injury but there may be more underlying damage. After an accident you should go to an emergency room for documentation if nothing else, but remember Emergency Rooms are trained for serious accidents. If you are not bleeding profusely, vomiting or screaming in agony you will be lucky to get a prescription for pain relievers and instructions to go to your family doctor if you don't feel better in three days.
Do not ignore symptoms such as being still and sore in the few days and weeks after your accident. Pain anywhere can indicate more serious problems. If symptoms are ignored, the pain may go away, but the shoulder, back or neck damage will not heal correctly. Untreated auto injuries can become a source of future pain, arthritis and radiating nerve symptoms. Permanent or long-term damage may lead to chronic pain, reduced productivity, and discomfort. The effects of whiplash injury can be short term or long term even in relatively minor accidents. Whiplash is also often accompanied by a concussion-even if you did not actually hit your head. Report any problems with memory, confusion, or attention to your doctor immediately. Often whiplash injuries can extend to shoulders, arms, and may cause injury to joints, spinal disc, ligaments, nerves and cervical muscles. It takes a minimum of three months to heal properly with treatment. Without proper treatment your recovery will drag on for a much longer period.
Over the past few years chiropractors have won the right to be reimbursed for the chiropractic care of auto accident victims. Insurance companies have come to see the value and the advantages of chiropractics offers to their clients. More importantly, however, chiropractic treatment saves insurance companies money by dramatically reducing the number of cases that go to surgery and other dramatic treatments. Regardless of wh was at fault or who was driving you have medical coverage if you have insurance.
If you are somewhat leary of non-traditional medical treatments you can relax. Chiropractors are highly trained medical professionals who go through rigorous training in physiology, biology, chiropractics and physical therapy methods. They practice under the supervision and have to be licensed as other medical professionals. Clinical trials suggest that chiropractics are as safe and effective as more conventional treatments if not more so. Rather than simply treating symptoms, chiropractics employs the concept that restricted movement in the spine may lead to pain and reduced function. Spinal manipulation unblocks the restrictions and restores the movement thus reducing or eliminating pain permanently over time. In 1999 the Journal of Orthopedic Medicine published a study that suggested that 26 of 28 patients (93%) with chronic whiplash benefited from chiropractic care and that "chiropractic is the only proven effective treatment for whiplash."
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