Did you know that more than three million Americans end up in the hospital due to car accidents each year? Many millions more may not be hospitalized but could still suffer from lingering injuries. Unfortunately, car accidents can reduce mobility and result in chronic pain, among other conditions.
Auto Accidents Can Cause a Lot of Damage
When you get in a car accident, the muscles throughout the body could come under tremendous strain. Joints may also suffer overexertion and your spinal cord may even become misaligned. If so, this could cause strain throughout the body, even resulting in things like tension headaches.
Unfortunately, rest and respite often aren’t enough for the body to fully heal after a car accident. Many people will find that they suffer from lingering, chronic pain. Thankfully, a chiropractor may be able to deliver lasting pain relief.
How Chiropractors Can Address Auto Injuries
If you or a loved one have recently been in a car accident, it’s wise to consult with a chiropractor. First, chiropractors can ensure that your spinal column is correctly aligned. If not, a chiropractor can provide adjustments to carefully correct alignment.
Chiropractors can also use a variety of techniques to relieve muscle tension and strain. Hands-on treatment can encourage the release of endorphins, which are your body’s natural pain relievers. Electronic muscle stimulation can also be used to relieve tension and stimulate endorphin release.
If you need assistance with auto injuries in Spartanburg, SC, contact Dr. Brown by dialing (864) 256-1437 to reach Southern Palms Chiropractic & Wellness.