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Chiropractic Treatment for Auto Injuries At Our Hoover Chriorapractic Clinic
Auto accident injuries primarily involve two types of injuries--bone fractures and soft tissue injuries. Damage to your muscles, tendons and/or ligaments are considered soft tissue injuries. Examples of soft tissue injuries include sprains, bruises (contusions) and strains (overextension of tendons or muscles. If you are in a car accident and experience swelling, soreness, stiffness and bruising to any area of your body, your Hoover chiropractor may diagnose you with a soft tissue injury. Nerve compression and irritation caused by the sudden, severe jolt of being hit by another vehicle is another type of auto accident injury chiropractors treat with adjustments, spinal decompression, and therapeutic massage therapy.
Benefits of Chiropractic Medicine for Treating Auto Injuries
Reduces Pain and Inflammation
At the moment an auto accident occurs, your spinal muscles and ligaments may suffer numerous small tears and strains that MRI scans and x-rays cannot detect. In many cases, people involved in minor car accidents go home feeling fine, only to wake up the following morning with a painfully stiff neck, back pain or body pain. It can take anywhere from 24 hours to as long as a week before the body responds to nerve inflammation and soft tissue micro-tears. Chiropractic adjustments provided by your chiropractor in Hoover remove pressure off spinal nerves to alleviate pain while promoting the release of a substance called anti-inflammatory interleukin, a chemical naturally produced by the body that helps heal soft tissue inflammation.
Relieves Stiffness and Restores Flexibility
Soft tissue inflammation causes tissues to thicken and harden, making it painful for you to walk, turn your head or even sit. Damaged tissues also decrease the amount of blood flowing to tissues. Without a good supply of nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood, injured tissues cannot heal properly. Scar tissue may develop, leading to even more stiffness and soreness. Chiropractic adjustments ease stiffness by mobilizing spinal joints and vertebrae to promote blood flow and release of healing substances to injured soft tissues throughout the body.
Prevents or Reduces the Onset of Delayed Muscle Soreness
Chiropractors urge auto accident injury victims to seek chiropractic treatment even if they do not feel stiff or sore after the accident. Delayed muscle soreness is the medical term describing soft tissue pain and/or nerve inflammation emerging days after the accident occurred. Ongoing research supports the efficacy of receiving early chiropractic treatment because adjustments, decompression, and massage therapy mobilize injured areas to facilitate healing and recovery. In addition, people opting for chiropractic treatment immediately after an auto accident injury experience decreased residual pain and fewer symptoms of chronic soft tissue inflammation.
Contact Hoover Health & Wellness Center, Inc. Today!
If you have been involved in an auto accident or suffer musculoskeletal pain, please call Hoover Health & Wellness Center today at 205-989-4114 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor