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Chiropractic Care After a Car Accident

There are a lot of things that you have to deal with after getting in a car accident. The other vehicle, insurance, and damage done to your car - and that's just in the few minutes after it happens! But, once the adrenaline of the event starts to wear off, you might start to feel something else. Pain.

When you get hit (or hit something) with a lot of force, your body is bound to move in ways it might not normally. Your back and spine can become misaligned when it is jerked in a different direction. You might not feel the pain right away, but after a few hours or even a few days, you might find it's hard to move a certain way or you're just simply in pain. After a car accident, it's a good idea to visit a chiropractor. Here are a few reasons why.

Restores Motion

If you've been in a car accident, then you might know the pain and discomfort of not being able to move correctly. Maybe you can't turn your head a certain way because of neck pain or you can hardly sit down or stand up. When you visit a chiropractor, they'll figure out exactly where it hurts, why, and what to do about it. An adjustment will mobilize your spine quickly and allow all of your systems to communicate without any interruptions. Plus, you'll feel great afterward!

Reduces Pain & Inflammation

Over time, and after something like a car accident, our spines can get subluxations which is a misaligned vertebrae. These can cause pressure on nerves and blocks the nutrients from going throughout the body. When the spine is adjusted, your body is able to do what it's supposed to do - and part of that is to reduce inflammation.

Promote Healing

Finally, a visit to the chiropractor after a car accident will heal you instead of making you feel better temporarily. When you're able to get to the root of the problem, you know what to focus on. And wouldn't you rather be healed after an accident instead of feeling good right now, but not in the long term? Of course! Dr. Davis will work with you to figure out what needs to be done and he'll get you on a treatment plan. You'll start feeling like your pre-accident self in no time!

Don't hesitate to make a chiropractor appointment after a car accident, even if you're unsure about how it could help you. The truth is, everyone can benefit from care whether they've been in an accident or not!

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