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Auto Accident Injuries and Chiropractic Care

If you've recently been in an auto accident, you may not know anything about what chiropractic care can do to help.  While traditional medicine can help a person's body immediately after an accident by repairing broken bones and damaged organs, chiropractic care is meant to align, stabilize, support, and strengthen the spinal and surrounding tissues to optimize functional improvement. This can be achieved in several ways.  We at Idaho Chiropractic Group in Boise, ID, know a lot about auto accident injuries and how to help treat them with chiropractic care.

Our Chiropractic Care

A chiropractor on our team can help an auto accident victim in several different ways.  Usually, sessions are focused on reducing pain and encouraging the muscles of the body to heal. During an auto accident, the body is subjected to a high amount of force. While the safety restraints in your vehicle help to save the lives of millions of people, they also can redirect those forces back into the body.  

The most common injuries after a car accident are whiplash and other types of muscle strain.  In both types of injuries, muscles, bones, and ligaments of the neck, shoulders, low back and elsewhere can become injured.  That can cause pressure and inflammation in the nerves surrounding these muscles, which in turn send pain signals to the brain.  

A chiropractor from our practice can help move these joints so that the pressure on the nerves is decreased.  This is a gradual process that happens over multiple appointments.  Moving the joints happens through series of gentle movements that a chiropractor can perform. 

After the first session, many people report that their pain goes away for a while but starts to come back over time.  This is the pain resulting from injury as these tissues slowly recover to their original forms.  It takes multiple sessions to get the joints to remain in their proper locations.

The Benefits

Chiropractic care after an auto accident is a good way to promote healing of your body and achieve pain relief without resorting to drugs.  If you're already on a therapy regiment through a traditional hospital or physical therapy clinic, don't worry.  Chiropractic care can complement this care!  In fact, many of our patients continue to use traditional medicine while they see a chiropractor from our practice.  We can also offer other alternative therapies such as nutritional counseling and massage.

Contact Us for More Information

If you live in the Boise, ID, area and you've recently been in an auto accident, call our office at (208) 343-6900.  Our professionals at Idaho Chiropractic Group can help you get back to good health.