Some of the most common injuries people get when involved in a car accident are whiplash, concussions, herniated disk, and damage to the spinal cord. These injuries can range from temporary, minor discomforts to recurring, prolonged, and painful conditions. If you have been injured in a car accident, and you are suffering from any form of injury because of it, aside from getting the treatment from your specialist and taking prescribed medications, you should also consider chiropractic care as a form of additional therapy that can help you recover faster. Maryland Chiropractors are considered one of the best places to treat and heal patients suffering from motor vehicle-related injuries. Chiropractors work on restoring the proper function of your vertebral column and musculoskeletal system by manually adjusting various misalignments of your spine, joints and soft tissue. This is a natural way of encouraging the body to use its recuperative powers and heal faster. Now let’s take a look at some of the ways chiropractic care can help you relieve pain and recover faster from auto accident-related injuries.
In car accidents, your ligaments and muscles can be stretched or damaged. The damaged tissue and ligaments will then become inflamed, causing severe pain and discomfort. In most cases, a motor vehicle injury patient won't feel it right after the crash, but the morning after, the victim could awake with a stiff and painful neck. This stiffness and pain are a normal response by the body to the sustained injuries. A few chiropractic sessions can help the body release anti-inflammatory substances, such as Interleukin 6, and help your body heal acute damage.
Reduce Scar Tissues
When your body heals, it creates scars. More noticeable scar tissue is formed when your body heals ligaments, tendon, and muscle injuries. The primary scar tissue is made of the same kind of cells, but scar tissue cells are laid down rapidly in a random pattern, to create a temporary mend on the top of the exposed and damaged area of the body. Scar tissue is more firm and stable in shape than normal tissue, and in large muscles, it can cause a great deal of discomfort. As soon it is stretched out by a few exercises, it may relieve pain and long-term problems. However, if you get scar tissue in ligaments of your neck and back, you won’t be able to stretch them out by yourself. A chiropractor can come to your aid by adjusting particular fixated vertebral joints, effectively stretch them and break up the scar tissue in the joint that is causing the unpleasantness.
Inflammation and scar tissue causes the damaged muscle to become weak or immobile, which will inevitably slow down healing to the entire injured area. Due to inflammation and damage, ligaments of the spine sometimes can’t get enough nutrients and blood supply to the injured part of the body as they would normally. Chiropractic treatment can solve this problem by ensuring the joints of the spine are well mobilized.