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December 11, 2019

5 Reasons to Visit a Chiropractor After an Accident

Did you know that nearly 3 million people are injured in accidents each year within the U.S? Being in a collision can be one of the most difficult times in a person’s life. It’s important to know that some injuries can go unnoticed within the first few days or even weeks after an accident occurs. Oftentimes, even the most minor incidents, such as fender benders, can cause long-term pain in the neck, back and spine. One of the best forms of treatment to help neck and back pain after an accident is to visit a chiropractor at Balance Chiropractic.

Chiropractic Treatment After an Accident and You

Chiropractic therapy focuses on the root of the issue while helping alleviate your pain at the same time. This form of treatment is a safe and holistic way to make you feel whole again.

We can help you in the following ways:

5. Reduce Migraines and Headaches

One of the most common complaints that car accident victims share with our doctors is that of headaches and migraines. Headaches and migraines can be very persistent right after a collision. While seatbelts and airbags work to protect passengers from being injured, they do not stop the head from jerking back and forth.

Typically, if you are experiencing a headache or migraine after your crash, you’ll want to see a chiropractor right away. It could mean that you are suffering from whiplash and one of our doctors will get you the proper treatment.

4. Prevent Tissue Scarring and Reduce Inflammation

Another common issue people face after an accident is inflammation in the neck and spine. Inflammation is your body’s first response to an infection or an injury. If you’re experiencing heat or swelling in your neck or back, a chiropractor can help that pain go down.

Chiropractors can also help reduce any scarring from your injuries. Chiropractic manipulation breaks up the scar tissue so that it heals properly.

3. Help Your Body Heal

Car collisions are traumatic events that may cause untold damage to your body. Taking the time to help your body heal from an accident is one of the most important steps to recovery.

The best way to begin those first steps to recovery is by visiting a chiropractor for treatment. Temporary solutions, such as pain relievers and medication, only mask the real problem and do not offer a long-term solution.

2. Increase Your Range of Motion

Accident injuries can often reduce your range of motion and make simple, every day tasks feel like impossible chores. Even just walking, sitting or sleeping may seem difficult to manage.

Muscles tend to stiffen up as your body does everything it can to stop further damage. Working with a chiropractor will help those muscles relax so they can properly heal and increase your range of motion again.

1. Relieve Overall Pain

Certainly, the number one reason to visit a chiropractor is to stop feeling pain throughout your body and begin the road to recovery. Being in an accident can cause a great deal of pain to the muscles, joints and nerves in your neck and back. Chiropractic treatment will help reduce that pain through holistic practices, such as adjustments or spinal decompression, and remove tension and discomfort in your body.

With Balance Chiropractic on your side, we are dedicated to helping your body make a strong recovery from your accident. If you are considering whether you should visit one of our doctors, then give us a call and we can answer any questions you may have. Please learn more about our treatments for neck pain and back pain.

The Advocates Injury Attorneys

If you’ve been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, you shouldn’t have to go through this process alone. The Advocates are a team of experienced personal injury attorneys committed to helping accident victims receive the compensation they deserve. You can find them online today at or by phone at 208-995-2444. You deserve an Advocate!

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