For individuals who’ve been involved in an automobile accident, the symptoms of neck and back pain resulting from an injury can be disabling. The greatest issue with neck and back pain caused during an auto collision involves the continuous cycle of the body when it reacts to injury. Due to the traumatic nature of the accident, the damage or injury to the spine most often causes a chemical response to trigger, leading to symptoms of pain, inflammation, and swelling, well-known signs that unfortunately don’t resolve quickly.
Many chiropractors commonly diagnose and treat neck and back complications affecting individuals after being involved in an auto accident. After suffering an injury, it’s important to seek immediate medical attention to begin treatment for your injuries. When the body experiences trauma from an injury, its normal for the body to produce inflammatory chemicals that cause the region surrounding the tissue damage to become inflamed and swollen but if the individual doesn’t receive medical treatment, the chemical process will continue, causing worse symptoms to develop.
In addition to chiropractic care, applying ice therapy to the area of the injury and staying active can help improve the symptoms of the injury. Using ice can help temporarily reduce the inflammation on the muscle tissues and it also offers relief from the pain. Walking, for example, is a simple physical activity that can help stimulate the body to produce natural pain killers as well as help maintain the body’s flexibility.
A chiropractor can easily diagnose the source of your neck and back pain to decide which spinal adjustments, exercises, and stretches will be the best option for your type of injury and level of symptoms in order to speed up the healing process and promote the best recovery.
Automobile injuries can cause neck and back complications as well as various symptoms that can alter an individuals regular lifestyle. After experiencing an injury, the body reacts with pain and inflammation but, early chiropractic treatment can help avoid the body’s chemical response and offer relief from the injury and its associated symptoms. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.
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