Auto accidents happen every day. Fortunately, not all are fatal, but the injuries you suffer are debilitating. Most people see a doctor immediately after an auto accident and believe that their bodies heal completely with rest. This is not always the case, and people may have chronic pain and mobility problems weeks, months, or years later. At South Orlando Chiropractic & Injury Center, Dr. Chris Vann recommends that you see a chiropractor within a few days of the accident. Here are five benefits of seeing an auto injury chiropractor.
1. Less Reliance on Medications
Your doctor may prescribe pain medications to keep you comfortable as your body heals. Prescription pain medications come with risks and may only mask your symptoms. As an auto injury chiropractor, Dr. Vann uses techniques that help your body heal naturally and reduce your reliance on pain medications.
2. Minimize Pain
Rest is the most common medical recommendation after an auto accident. While this is important, too much rest may cause more damage to your body. Scar tissue starts to form almost immediately, and it may do so in a way that worsens your discomfort. Chiropractic treatments heal your body by improving blood flow to allow tissues to heal more effectively.
3. Restore Mobility
Scar tissue not only causes you additional pain after an auto accident, but it can also permanently change your joints and spine. Even a small amount of scar tissue may permanently change the alignment of your spine. A better option is to use chiropractic care to restore and maintain mobility in your body as you heal from an auto injury.
4. Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation is a natural response to an injury, and it ideally works by isolating pathogens and making cell membranes more permeable to antibodies. The downside is that your bones, muscles, nerves, ligaments, and other tissues have less space, and this results in pain and stiffness. Chiropractic care is known to reduce inflammation by improving blood circulation around the injury. You not only feel better but also heal quicker.
5. Minimize the Risk of Chronic Pain
Chronic pain, such as arthritis and loss of mobility, is the result of old injuries that did not heal properly. Dr. Vann recognizes the risk of chronic pain after an auto accident, and he works to protect your joints and spine from developing issues in the future. In some cases, chiropractic care may alleviate or delay the need for surgery years down the road.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Schedule an appointment with an auto injury chiropractor today! Call South Orlando Chiropractic & Injury Center at (407) 704-6705 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Vann at our Orlando, FL, office.