Should I Get a Chiropractic Adjustment After a Car Accident?

by | Jun 28, 2022 | The Rubin Chiropractic Health Center Blog

If you were recently involved in a car accident, it’s easy to get caught up in insurance claims and auto repairs. But, your most valuable asset is your health. So, your first priority after a crash should be receiving the medical care that you need. 

Even if you’re not experiencing symptoms of an injury, chiropractic care can support your long-term health after a car accident. Chiropractic adjustments, in particular, are highly beneficial for auto accident victims. 

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Chiropractic care centers around the connection between the nervous system and the spine. The spinal cord, located within the spinal column, manages the delivery of messages to and from the brain. These messages are essential to the body’s ability to function normally. 

A chiropractor can correct spinal malfunctions that are negatively impacting the nervous system with manual adjustments. This safe, non-invasive practice is widely used for injuries, chronic conditions, and general health problems. 

During an adjustment, your chiropractor will use an instrument or his or her hands to manipulate the vertebrae. This safely and effectively resolves spinal malfunctions and poor movement patterns.

The Benefits of Chiropractic Adjustments After a Car Accident

Assess The Damage

Oftentimes, patients don’t notice symptoms of an auto accident injury until days or even weeks after the crash. During an adjustment, your chiropractor can detect these types of injuries and provide a treatment plan to ensure that you’re on the path to recovery. 

Reduce Inflammation

The impact of a car accident can trigger inflammation. Chiropractic adjustments restore the alignment of the spine, which halts the production of neuropeptides that cause inflammation. 

Scar Tissue Prevention

Car accidents often stimulate the production of scar tissue. The body produces scar tissue in response to muscle and tendon damage. Unfortunately, scar tissue can cause future pain and stiffness. By preventing further tissue damage after an accident, chiropractic adjustments can help prevent the formation of scar tissue. 

Contact the Rubin Chiropractic Health Center today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced chiropractors.