The leading question I get as a chiropractor is whether I’m able to help people that have been in a recent car accident.
The short answer is “Of course!”
The long answer is more towards, “The vast majority of our patients feel they greatly reduce their pain and discomfort and gain the mobility back.” No solution is perfect, but chiropractic is the best and most natural method to helping the body repair and realign itself after an accident.
Potential Benefits of Seeing a Chiropractor
A visit to your Southlake chiropractor after a car accident could provide many benefits, including faster healing and preventing some injuries from worsening over time.
Dr. Meyer in Southlake will first perform a thorough examination, diagnose and document any issues, and manipulate the spine to target and relieve pain.
Non-invasive chiropractic treatments may:
- Reduce pain
- Promote healing
- Restore mobility by addressing stiffness and soreness
- Prevent chronic, long-term conditions from developing
For many people who are injured in a car accident, chiropractic treatment can be a safe, lasting treatment that has the secondary benefit to many times avoiding surgery.
When Not to See a Chiropractor
We often see people that say “I don’t have any pain or discomfort, do I need to see a chiropractor?”
The answer is yes.
Just because you’re not in pain or discomfort at this time doesn’t mean that you don’t have a spinal misalignment that needs to be fixed. There are many more symptoms that come from spinal misalignment after an accident than simply pain. These include:
- Acid reflux
- Cholesterol problems
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Muscle spasms
There are many other symptoms that can be related to spinal injuries. The point is, we won’t know what’s wrong and what is going to be affected until we do an evaluation.