The staff at Colorado Accident & Injury recognizes that chiropractic intervention is a critical response after an automobile accident that includes a violent jolt to your entire musculoskeletal system.
The trauma suffered during an automobile accident is likely to be widespread. Pain, bruising and even severe strain, sprains, and undetected fractures often show up in places that appeared to be intact when the accident occurred. Whether you were buckled in or not, when your entire body is subjected to a significant, unexpected jolt, muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and joints, can all be traumatized.
Sore muscles, torn ligaments and back pain are common conditions after an accident. Even those who walked away from an accident figuring they were OK, can feel tremendously sore days later, as the body begins to register all that it has been through.
Delayed symptoms you can expect after an automobile accident include:
Anxiety and depression
Chiropractic medicine is a whole-body, complete picture discipline. At Colorado Accident & Injury, we understand the connections between various physiological systems. When your spinal cord is injured, it is not just your back and spinal cord that suffers. This is because the spinal cord is your most important skeletal structure (allowing you to hold yourself upright) and the body’s most critical neural pathway.
Your nervous system includes a central nervous system and a peripheral nervous system. The central nervous system includes the brain and the spinal cord, while your peripheral nervous system includes all of the other nerves that detect sensations and govern voluntary and involuntary movement. Everything from breathing, blinking, and heartbeat (involuntary) to walking, talking, standing, sitting, turning your head or moving your hands (voluntary) are controlled by the nervous system.
If your spinal cord is out of alignment, your muscles will be overworked trying to hold yourself in position. A domino effect will occur for as long as you are out of balance. Bone, muscle, soft tissue and nerves could be unduly affected. A whole-person approach is the proper response to traumatic injuries to restore balance to various physiological systems. When the spinal cord is jolted by a car accident, muscles, ligaments, tendons, joints and the nervous system in any region of the body could suffer.
Chiropractic intervention is a biomechanical approach to medicine that includes muscle and skeletal manipulation designed to restore balance and provide pain relief to persons who suffered from an injury. Often patients experience immediate pain relief at the chiropractor’s office after an adjustment.
A visit to a chiropractor will begin with a thorough examination that often includes a complete physical, a review of past surgeries and significant illnesses and a review of your family’s medical history and childhood injuries. It could also entail exploratory imaging by X-ray, C-scan, and MRI or ultrasound technology.
At Colorado Accident & Injury, we incorporate input and treatment plans from a variety of disciplines, including physical therapy, massage therapy, pain management, and general practice. A coordinated effort from every member of a treatment team is the best approach to achieving recovery after a traumatic car accident.
The goal of chiropractic medicine is to restore pain-free movement and return a patient to a balanced, age-appropriate level of activity.
Chiropractic treatment options are called adjustments. This involves manipulating body structures (bones, joints, ligaments) to restore balance and eliminate pain. An adjustment can require a soft touch or a significant physical effort to bring structures back to their proper alignment.
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