The moments immediately after a car accident tend to be a bit of a whirlwind. With all the excitement, it can take some time to realize how much physical pain you are in.
If, after initial check ups at the emergency room or with your primary care physician, you are diagnosed with soft tissue injuries, it can be hard to decide where to turn for further treatment.
Chances are, you are still hurting. Soft tissue injuries involved the muscles, tendons and ligaments in your body. How do you treat this type of injury?
Chiropractic treatment can be helpful in these situations. Rest and medication can help lessen daily pain, but most want to seek treatment in order to recover more quickly and heal more completely than without any treatment at all.
Earlier this week, we looked at a few videos about Chiropractic Treatment after an Auto Accident. Today, we wanted to go a step further and talk a little more about the techniques commonly used by Chiropractors. We can’t possibly cover every technique here, but we wanted to look at a few.
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Spinal manipulations, also called chiropractic adjustments is the core technique for motor vehicle related chiropractic treatments. Spinal manipulations are where your chiropractor gently moves the joint into the direction in which it is restricted.
Many chiropractors use a slow, mobilizing movement. Some patients say that these movements feel like as though the chiropractor applying a short thrust in a certain direction.
This technique utilizes general stretches to muscle with excess tension. More rigorous applications can be used in very tight areas.
Muscle relaxation exercises also often involve the use of pressure techniques on trigger points. This is done in order to relieve the pain that goes along with ‘tight’ muscles.
McKenzie Exercises and Stabilization
Chiropractors differ in treatment styles.
Some chiropractors use McKenzie exercises in their treatment plans. These exercises are designed to reduce disc derangement.
McKenzie Exercises are simple movements that are doable at home to help with pain and discomfort.
Your body and your injuries are unique.
Your chiropractor will be teach you want to right to perform these exercises.
Stabilization techniques train the nervous system to been coordinate and control movement, in addition to strengthening the core muscles you need to operate in a healthy way.
These exercises improve the ability of your neck muscles to stabilize your neck. This can reduce pain and even help to prevent further injury.
Relearning stabilization techniques will help you maintain a pain free lifestyle for a long period of time.
When you are hurt (especially in a car accident) you probably adjust the way you walk. People even sleep, sit and move, differently (in order to avoid pain.)
While you may think that you are helping your body, you are actually forcing your body to move in a way it was not designed to. This can lifelong damage.
Every motor vehicle accident is different. Every system of injury is different. Your chiropractor will work with you to find a plan that is right for your personal healing after a motor vehicle accident.
While chiropractic treatments can help many after an accident, not all claims adjuster pay out on these claims. Your Denver personal injury lawyer will know how to best work cases with chiropractic treatment.
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