Chiropractic care can be used in conjunction with traditional medical treatments or in place of. Chiropractors use spinal manipulation to readjust your spine, muscles and other soft tissues because they believe that proper alignment can help your body heal.
Chiropractic care helps to restore mobility to your joints after a tissue injury resulting from a traumatic event like a car accident, fall or even sitting for long periods of time without proper support. The care you can receive from a chiropractor is often used as a pain relief alternative to traditional medicine.
Generally, chiropractic care can be a successful remedy for acute back pain caused from a car wreck or other type of auto accident. It is also successful in helping to treat neck pain and even headaches that might also be a result of your auto accident.
For most people, chiropractic care is safe. However, if you take blood thinning medications, or have spinal conditions or osteoporosis, you should speak with a doctor before considering chiropractic care.
Some specific back pain treatments that a chiropractor may use following an acute back injury like those resulting from a car accident are:
Spinal manipulation – This is also known as a chiropractic adjustment and uses what may feel like a forceful thrust to adjust, or realign the spine, help with range of motion and ease nerve irritability.
Manual manipulation – More like stretching and massage, manual manipulation uses the stretching of various back muscles and joints to help with range of motion.
With any back injury resulting from an auto accident, you should consult an accident injury attorney to help with medical costs and other legal issues.