Recovering from an accident injury: finding an auto accident chiropractor and physical therapist near you
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Even though recovery is possible from many accident injuries, a considerable proportion of concealed injuries tend to linger on and result in chronic pains. Such injuries can also cause chronic impairments that last for life and lead to further medical examinations, treatments, increased healthcare costs, vexatious litigation and disability claims.
An auto accident chiropractor and a physical therapist can work independently as well, but the treatment often yields better results for patients when both work in conjunction to provide customized therapy. A car accident chiropractor in specific, and chiropractic service in general, is differentiated with regards to the expertise in spinal manipulation and the musculoskeletal system. While chiropractic alignment improves the nervous system functions, including spinal cord and brain function, it also translates into a strengthening of the overall bodily function, movement and balance. All of which are necessary in restoring life to its fullest so you can live it up actively with your loved ones.
Helping you move freely and live well: Physical therapy and more!
Physical therapy, on the other hand, focuses more broadly on the body and uses techniques such as muscle stretching, strength training, posture adjustment and other natural recovery modalities that provide permanent recovery. In a similar vein, occupational therapy helps patients by relieving stress from daily activities, for instance, by suggesting work/home environment changes that can help them recover faster. Massage therapy is another remedy that is highly beneficial for accident injuries as it helps reduce muscle spasms, stimulates tissue healing, softens stiff scar tissue, increases flexibility, lowers anxiety and helps release the “happy” hormones (i.e. Endorphins and Serotonin).
The aforementioned therapeutic techniques vary in terms of their focus, but have a few things in common. These are all non-invasive methods, unlike surgery, that foster natural recovery processes. Applied correctly by trained professionals (specific to the patient condition) they offer long term relief from pain.
When should I seek help to avoid impairment?
Well, the best answer is immediately after the accident, or as soon as possible. It is imperative that you undergo a complete physical examination that assesses neurological and musculoskeletal systems. Such tests assist in ruling out the suspected sources of pain, for example nerve injuries, fractures, whiplash, etc. and also help recommend further investigations, if required.
It is also important to refer to an auto accident chiropractor at your earliest convenience. The book “Motor Vehicle Collisions: Medical, Psychosocial, and Legal Consequences”, summarizes these necessary steps for a patient’s initial visit.
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