1. Am I going to recover from my auto injury?
Chiropractors don’t have a crystal ball, but there are some basic facts you should know. Research studies do show that those who receive prompt treatment after auto injury, especially whiplash, will recover faster than those who don’t.
And it makes a lot of sense why this is happening in this case of chiropractic care. A chiropractic manipulation restores the nervous system input to the body, which has been disrupted during the auto injury.
With an auto injury there will be inflammation, and the inflammation can easily compress nerves within the joints and the other parts of the body. Nerve compression causes pain, but that typically reduces as inflammation lessens. Chiropractic has been shown to positively affect the immune system and decrease inflammation.
2. Will I get over the idea that I don’t want to drive again?
Many people develop fear of driving or riding in a car after an auto injury. This is totally understandable. Although chiropractic treatments don’t directly address your thought processes, by getting well faster, you can return to the normal daily activities you were used to before the auto injury occurred.
By incorporating chiropractic treatments into your auto injury recovery plan, you can make the best progress. Call our office in Nashville, TN today to schedule an appointment.
Roy, R.A., Boucher, J.P., and Comtois, A.S. Inflammatory response following a short-term course of chiropractic treatment in subjects with and without chronic low back pain. Journal of Chiropractic Medicine 2010; 9(3): 107-14.