How Chiropractic Care Can Help after a Motor Vehicle Collision
When you have been in a car accident, even if the impact was at a very low speed, there’s a good chance you’ll experience neck, back or other pain, often as a consequence of whiplash. You can get medical care that helps minimize your pain, and that addresses your injuries at the source, treatment that will help you fully heal without simply masking your discomfort. That’s what chiropractic care can do for you.
The Types of Injuries You Can Expect in a Motor Vehicle Crash
The most common injury suffered in a car or truck accident is whiplash, where the impact of hitting another vehicle or a stationary object causes your head to snap violently back and forth, similar to the action of a whip. You can sustain damage to muscles, ligaments and tendons, often without any blunt force to your body.
Herniated, slipped or bulging discs are also a common result of an automobile accident, as the protective cushioning between your vertebrae can become damaged, causing nerve impingement or misalignment of your spine.
The Ways that a Chiropractor Can Help You Effectively Recover from Auto Accident Injuries
One of the primary benefits of chiropractic is the reduction of inflammation. The gentle massage and spinal manipulation you receive from a chiropractor will help reduce swelling naturally, which will minimize the risk of impingement and help improve flexibility and range of motion.
With chiropractic, the relief you get typically comes without the need for medication, which often only masks your pain temporarily. You won’t risk abuse of or addiction to harmful pharmaceutical products.
Chiropractic also offers a non-invasive approach to healing. Surgical procedures typically come with a number of additional risk factors, including the potential for infection, the possibility of scar tissue or disfigurement, and significantly increased recuperation time.
Accident Centers of Texas—Committed to Returning You to Full Health
At Accident Centers of Texas, we are dedicated to helping you reestablish maximum wellness after an injury or illness. We see patients at eight convenient locations in Texas, from Dallas and Fort Worth to Pleasant Grove, Oak Cliff, Arlington, Irving, Garland and Frisco. In most instances, appointments can be scheduled for the same day you call. We offer treatment by a nurse practitioner and/or a chiropractor, depending on the nature and severity of your injury.
Appointments are available Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. If you cannot drive or don’t have transportation, we will arrange to pick you up and get you back home. To set up a visit, call us at 214-974-4041 or contact us online.