Driving around in the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area can literally be a hazard to your health. Vehicle crashes occur daily due to negligent motorists. If you find yourself in this unfortunate circumstance, one of the best things you can do is to get the care that you need. Seeking systematic and individualized care from Advanced Medical in the Twin Cities can help you to start healing from your injuries.
It is unfortunate, but in many cases, unless there are some very serious injuries involved, crash victims do not seek out medical care – a critical mistake. In the moments immediately following a car accident, adrenaline kicks in and keeps the body from feeling pain. The pain associated with many injuries does not manifest, in many cases, for a couple of days after the accident. Consider, too, that many soft tissue injuries are also not measurable even by hospital X-rays and other diagnostic tools. Chiropractors specialize in soft tissue and joint injuries. A visit to a chiropractor’s office to perform an assessment can ensure you reach optimal pre-injury status. They can even work with your insurance company to ensure that any work is properly compensated, with minimal cost to you.
Car Accident-Related Injuries
There are many different types of injuries and conditions that can be a result of an auto accident, and chiropractic care can help. One of the most common injuries, even in low-speed crashes, is whiplash (the sudden front-to-back movement of the head and neck). Left untreated, whiplash can lead to headaches, shoulder and upper back pain, chronic neck pain, and numbness. Another common injury is back pain. The bones that make up the spinal column can be crushed, fractured, or dislocated. Ligaments, nerves, muscles, or even the spinal cord itself can be damaged. The full effects of a spinal cord injury are not felt right away. Inflammation, swelling, bleeding, and fluid buildup in or around the spinal cord can lead to additional damage and pain.
Non-Invasive Auto Accident Treatments
Chiropractic care is a natural, drug-free, non-invasive form of treatment for the musculoskeletal and nervous system. Chiropractors are trained in how to relieve pain that is commonly associated with injuries from car accidents. A combination of multiple therapies including pressure release techniques and spinal manipulations will aid in restoring joint mobility from tissue injury. Chiropractic treatments are free from the often-negative side effects of medication or surgery.
If you find you are still experiencing pain after your auto accident, talk to your primary care doctor about chiropractic care. You may choose to use chiropractic alone or as a complementary treatment with others, such as acupuncture and physical therapy. The goal of Advanced Medical is to help victims of auto injuries attain the greatest level of recovery. Having both medical and chiropractic professionals co-treating your injuries, the doctors at Advanced Medical can achieve better than average results for most whiplash patients. Call us now at (763) 541-1280 and get help right away.