A personal injury is any injury that affects your mind or body that occurs due to the negligence of another person or party. These types of accidents usually arise as the result of a car/vehicle collision, slip, trip, or fall, defective products, or the lack of provision of safety wear by an employer or third party. Accidents and injuries can occur at any time. While some cause temporary and minor damage, others can be life-altering, requiring you to undergo various treatments and therapies to try and get your life as close to how it was before as possible. Many people who suffer a personal injury are recommended to seek chiropractic care to help them to recover.
Chiropractic care is provided by chiropractors - trained, medical professionals who specialize in managing pain in the spine and other areas of the body, and mobility problems. Contrary to what some people believe, you can’t become a chiropractor easily. Chiropractors must undergo strict training to become licensed within their state, as well as obtaining a chiropractic degree to practice medicine. This training and experience give them the knowledge and skill that they need to provide the various therapies and treatments that can be used to help patients in various circumstances, including those who have suffered a personal injury.
Chiropractic care is extremely versatile and involves a variety of different elements. Your chiropractors’ main tool in their hands, which they will use to manipulate your body and spine in different ways. Manipulations help to ensure your spine is in alignment – something which helps the rest of your body to function optimally. This is because the spine is the home of the spinal cord – a key part of the central nervous system that controls all other body systems and functions. Chiropractic techniques can also help to strengthen muscles, improve your flexibility and mobility and help you to regain normal movement after your injury.
There are many benefits of chiropractic care, many of which can be experienced by patients who have experienced a personal injury.
Not all injuries sustained in an accident are visible. In fact, injuries that affect the musculoskeletal system are largely internal, and without chiropractic assessment, are only revealed if symptoms tell you that there is something wrong. A classic example is a whiplash, which is the most common injury sustained in car accidents but doesn’t usually present with symptoms until 24-48 hours after the event. Your chiropractor can carry out a full assessment of your body condition to advise you if you have sustained any non-obvious injuries that require treatment.
One of the biggest benefits of chiropractic care for many patients is that the treatment is non-invasive and largely painless, although some patients may experience manageable discomfort when certain techniques are performed. Chiropractic care often helps to reduce inflammation and pain symptoms, reducing or even eliminating your need for pain medications.
When you have suffered an injury, you want life to get back to normal as soon as possible. Chiropractic care has been shown to help increase the rate of recovery following all types of injuries. This is because chiropractic adjustments boost circulation, enabling oxygenated blood and nutrients to reach the site of injury more easily, reducing inflammation and facilitating healing.
For more information about chiropractic care for personal injuries, please speak to our knowledgeable chiropractic team in Charleston, SC at (843) 350-5022.