Chiropractic Care After an Auto Accident
For most of us, car crashes are among the most terrifying moments of our lives. One moment you are driving or riding along and everything seems fine, and the next moment your entire life can be turned upside down. Care from Dr. Goozdich, our chiropractor of Tukee Lifestyle Chiropractic in Ahwatukee in the Foothills of Arizona can be an important part of your physical recovery from an auto accident. Here are three reasons why.
Minor Accidents Can Leave Major Injuries
Many of the injuries that take place in auto accidents are subtle. After an auto accident may walk away with no broken bones, no contusions, lacerations, nor even a scratch. On the other hand, whiplash from an accident caused by a sudden stop can create tiny tears in the muscles of your neck which cannot be viewed externally. A few days to a few weeks after your car crash, your immune system will start the repair process of those microscopic tears in muscle with inflammation and swelling. The swollen muscles in your neck pull at the vertebrae in your cervical spine, and, sooner or later, you develop a pinched nerve. The damage to your neck muscles can result in a cascade of pain and immobility affecting your hands, arms neck, and face. And similar problems can occur in your lumbar, or lower, spine.
Chiropractic Care versus Traditional Medicine
Chiropractic care relieves your pain by treating the source of your pain, which is usually a misalignment of your spine occurring long after your original injury. In addition to spinal manipulation, chiropractors have other drug-free methods of pain relief including therapeutic ultrasound, TENS (transcutaneous electro neural stimulation), massage therapy, acupuncture, and hot/cold therapies. Conscientious chiropractic care will help you overcome the source of your pain without any risk of addiction to pain pills.
Don't Delay Call Tukee Lifestyle Chiropractic
After you are in an auto accident you should seek a diagnosis for any potential injuries you may have sustained. That’s where we come in, we can provide you a consultation and treatment from our chiropractor in Ahwatukee. We understand that accidents create stress by themselves, we want to relieve any you may have due to injury. Request an appointment online or call us at (480) 912-4040. Walk-ins are welcome and new patients are generally seen the same day. If you are in Ahwatukee, the Foothills of Arizona, visit Tukee Lifestyle Chiropractic and let us help you today!