Since one of the most common injuries related to car accidents involve your spine – specifically, whiplash – it should come as no surprise that chiropractic treatment can be hugely beneficial in helping you restore physical functionality. Let’s jump right in and see some of the major problems that chiropractic can address.
One of the notable advantages of chiropractic adjustments performed post-car accident is the reduction in pain often reported by patients. The suddenness of the adjustments may make this sound counterintuitive; however in reality, when the chiropractor properly manipulates your spinal column, this sends a signal to your brain to inundate the region with hormones that are specifically created to assuage pain.
There’s quite a bit of scientific backing for this – particularly from the University of Spain. Researchers were able to show that significantly elevated levels of neurotensin, oxytocin and cortisol are found in the bloodstream around the site in question.
Chiropractic Can Reduce Inflammation
Information is your body’s way of telling you that there is an often serious injury requiring attention/care at that site. On a deeper level, the healing process is actually begun – and the information is a warning to lend protection to that site from further injury during this process.
Sometimes, however, the body can undergo such a severe injury that the resulting information can be deleterious to the surrounding tissue. This is a result of the overproduction of the hormone cytokine. When a chiropractor properly realigns your spinal column, this sends a signal to the brain that the structural placement has been restored, and it can reduce cytokine production – thereby significantly stifling the inflammatory response.
Avoid Surgery: Chiropractic Is Non-Invasive
For certain people, this is an especially-prized attribute of chiropractic: the ability to avoid surgery due to the noninvasive nature of the activity. Many car accident injuries eventually end up being addressed with surgical procedures – but that is because too many people do not first consider the benefits of chiropractic. It is been proven time and time again that chiropractic is often a viable alternative for spine realignment to invasive surgery. If nothing else, by trying a chiropractor first you can minimize the future necessity of a visit to the surgeon.
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