Thousands of people are injured in seemingly minor motor-vehicle accidents each year. Many of these crashes occur when one vehicle strikes another in the rear end, causing drivers and passengers whiplash that can result in neck and back pain. While chiropractic care is typically the best solution for these issues, unfortunately, far too many people first resort to drugs or even surgery. However, because it is an all-natural, non-invasive, and highly effective for spinal injuries, holistic pain management in Wisconsin should be tried before other options. Here are just a few ways how chiropractic care helps car accident victims:
Countless studies have shown that receiving chiropractic care after an injury reduces pain. First, manual manipulation helps to alleviate pressure on nerves that are the source of pain. Secondly, manual manipulation also stimulates the body to increase the production of pain-reducing hormones, called endorphins, that are released throughout the body.
Reduction of Inflammation
Soft tissues, meaning tendons, ligaments, and muscles, are typically damaged during an auto accident. Often this damage is minute enough to not show up during routine diagnostic testing. However, microscopic tears, and the resulting swelling, of the soft tissues are some of the major causes of pain the day after an auto accident. Additionally, the inflammation that occurs after an injury slows down the healing process by restricting blood flow and the oxygen, nutrients, and antibodies it carries to the regions that need it. A chiropractor can help your body produce IL-6, a natural anti-inflammatory compound through the manipulation of the joints and soft tissues.
Restores Range of Motion
Chiropractic adjustments restore the range of motion to an affected joint by reducing both the inflammation and pain that are restricting movement.
Reduces Scar Tissue
Scar tissues can build up inside the body after an injury the same way it does on the skin after a cut heals. However, unlike scarring on the skin, soft tissue scarring after an injury can cause pain by impinging on nerves and restricting motion. A chiropractor can hasten the breakup of up scar tissue faster to help you feel better and heal faster.
Decades of successful care have shown that patients who begin chiropractic care soon after an auto accident typically experience fewer long-term accident-related issues. This includes a reduction in complications and the need for prescription pain medications and surgery.
Holistic Pain Management in Wisconsin
We are a chiropractic company in Brookfield, WI that specializes in holistic pain management in Wisconsin. Our doctors and team are experts in helping people who are experiencing pain due to an auto accident-related injury. If you are in pain, please call us today for a consultation. At Pure Family Chiropractic, we always make your health our top priority.