Has it been days or weeks since your auto accident, yet you're still in pain? Chiropractic treatment offers a natural pain relief solution that can provide long-term relief. Tampa, FL, chiropractors Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Karen Derr, and Dr. Autumn Scaz explain how the treatment can help you recover from your injuries.
Why pain relievers aren't always the best solution
Pain relievers, both over-the-counter and prescription, can be very effective in easing pain, at least temporarily. Because they don't treat the source of the problem, your pain may come back as soon as you stop taking the medication. When you visit our Tampa office, we'll perform a thorough examination to determine why you have pain and then develop a treatment plan that will target the cause of your aches and pains.
Broken bones and internal organ damage aren't the only consequences of auto accidents. The force of the crash can injure your soft tissues too. Although you may feel fine immediately after the crash, within hour or days, you may begin experiencing pain in your back or neck.
Benefits of chiropractic treatment
Chiropractic treatment offers several important benefits, including:
- Pain Relief: Spinal adjustments restore the proper alignment of your spine and joints. Adjustments increase blood flow to the affected area, which can decrease pain and inflammation. In addition to adjustments, other chiropractic treatments, including massage, electrical stimulation and ultrasound therapy, can be very helpful if you've experienced whiplash or small tears in your muscles or ligaments.
- Improved Range of Motion: Chiropractic treatment is very effective in easing stiffness and restoring normal range of motion to your battered joints. Scar tissue, a common consequence of injuries, also restricts your range of motion. Chiropractic treatment helps break up the tissue, preventing long-term range-of-motion problems.
- Quicker Healing: Restoring normal blood flow to your tissues plays an important part in healing and can actually reduce the amount of time it takes for you to start to feel better. Treatments prompt the body to produce endorphins, hormones that act as natural pain killers.
Relieve your auto accident pain with chiropractic treatment. Call your Tampa, FL, chiropractors at (813) 884-1457 to schedule your appointment.