Managing Pain After a Car Accident

by | May 26, 2023 | The Rubin Chiropractic Health Center Blog

Car accidents often cause lingering pain. This pain can be disruptive to your day to day, especially when it’s combined with the psychological distress of being in an accident. But, with the proper support, it’s possible to overcome car accident injuries and return to all of your favorite activities.  In this article, we’ve compiled a range of strategies to help you manage pain after a crash.  At-Home Recovery Basics It’s in your best interest to seek out professional medical care as soon as possible after an auto accident. This will not only speed up your recovery but also help you obtain insurance compensation. However, to manage your pain, it’s also important to care for your injuries at home. After scheduling an appointment with a trusted physician, follow these at-home care tips:

  • Use heat/cold therapy to manage pain and inflammation. 
  • Prioritize physical rest, especially in the first 48 hours after the accident. But, avoid prolonged periods of bed rest, which can lead to stiffness and worsened pain. 
  • Drink plenty of water and eat a nutrient-dense diet. Your body needs hydration and a variety of nutrients to recover.  

Chiropractic Care For Car Accident Injuries Chiropractic care offers numerous benefits for car accident injuries. It helps restore the alignment of the spine to ease inflammation, curb pain, and reduce scar tissue formation. Additionally, chiropractic care is drug-free and non-surgical, making it a safe option for all types of patients. For some of the most common auto accident injuries, like whiplash, chiropractic care is considered one of the best pain management approaches.  At the Rubin Chiropractic Health Center, we can support you throughout your car accident recovery with a range of chiropractic treatments and other therapies, like massage therapy, acupuncture, and dry needling. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!