Recover with your Chiropractor
posted: Aug 29, 2018.
Recover with your Chiropractor
When you’re injured in an accident, it’s not uncommon to continue to suffer from pain in your back, your neck, your arms and legs, and other areas of your body for weeks, months, or even years afterward. Though prompt medical treatment can correct the injury and set you on a path to recovery, pain and stiffness can linger, inhibiting your ability to work and enjoy activities you once loved.
You don’t have to live in pain forever. When you’re suffering from the pain that follows an injury, you’ve got a few options for palliative relief. One of these options is chiropractic care, focused treatment for your joints that can alleviate stiffness to reduce your pain. Talk to your doctor about incorporating chiropractic care into your recovery plan. He or she may be able to recommend a skilled chiropractor.
What is Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care is more than just getting your back cracked. It’s an entire medical practice focused on the relationship between the body’s structure and its function. Primarily, chiropractic care is focused on the spine, since this is a key component of the central nervous system and in many ways, the body’s information highway.
How Regular Visits with a Chiropractor can Help you Recover from your Injury
Often, chiropractic care is used to treat neuromusculoskeletal conditions, like back pain and neck pain. If you are suffering from this type of pain after being injured in an accident, chiropractic care could be a beneficial part of your treatment plan.
One common treatment chiropractors employ is spinal manipulation, commonly known as “back cracking.” When a chiropractor manipulates a patient’s spine, he or she works to improve joint mobility by making small adjustments through controlled force and pressure. These adjustments relieve the patient’s back pain by loosening the joints, making it easier for him or her to move freely and easily. Other treatments used in chiropractic care include extremity adjustments, cryotherapy, providing ergonomic and postural advice, and the promotion of therapeutic exercise. For some patients, chiropractic care is most useful when it is received in conjunction with physical therapy. You may not see immediate results from chiropractic care. Rather, you’ll need a number of sessions with a chiropractor before your pain is completely relieved. The number of sessions you’ll need depends on the severity of your injury, your pain levels, and how well your body responds to the spinal manipulation and other chiropractic treatments you receive.
Recover Physically with your Chiropractor, and Financially with your Personal Injury Lawyer
Visiting a chiropractor regularly as you recover from your injury will help you feel better, but it won’t recoup the money you spent on medical bills and all the other expenses you incurred as a result of the injury. Only an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney can help you with the financial part of your recovery. Once you’re feeling physically fit enough to pursue compensation for your damages, meet with an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss your rights and your options.
Find the Right Chiropractor for You
If you are ready to learn more about chiropractic care, don’t hesitate to reach out to Vidan Family Chiropractic today. We are eager to help you move on with your life.