November 30, 2023
You’ve just experienced a personal injury, whether it be a workplace accident, car accident, or a slip and fall. After assessing that you haven’t broken a bone and aren’t bleeding, you try to shake it off and carry on with your day.
Stop! Now is the time to meet with a chiropractor to treat you for your injury, even if you think you’re okay. Chiropractic care can help you recover and move on from the incident more effectively and efficiently.
Reason #1: Pain Can Come Much Later.
After an event like a slip and fall or even a car accident, you may not feel pain immediately. In fact, it may take a few days before you feel discomfort as a result of your injury, but you don’t have to wait until the pain sets in to seek help. If you meet with a chiropractor soon after your injury, together you can get a head start on the healing process and possibly reduce the amount and duration of pain you feel.
Reason #2: Some Injuries Don’t Show Up on X-Rays.
Broken bones are usually pretty easy to diagnose, especially with X-rays, but many soft tissue issues don’t show up in these images. For instance, injuries to your muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and nerves can cause significant pain without manifesting on a typical X-ray scan.
A chiropractor specializes in treating these kinds of injuries, and they don’t rely exclusively on X-rays like some physicians. This professional is highly trained in the nervous system and in the healing process for these soft tissues.
Reason #3: Scar Tissue Can Hurt.
If you break a bone and don’t have it set properly, it will heal incorrectly, causing all sorts of problems including pain. The same concept applies to ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissue structures. Scar tissue in an injured area, if not properly managed during the healing process, can cause pain long after you’d think the injury would have gotten better. Or the tissue can heal in a way that impedes your normal functions. As a result, you could be dealing with pain from an injury for years afterward.
Instead of allowing your injury to mend incorrectly, your chiropractor will make sure that everything is properly aligned and heals in the best way possible.
Ultimately, you shouldn’t wait to work with a chiropractor following a personal injury. You’re much better off getting treated sooner than later so that you can feel and function at your best.
About the Author
Dr. Zinovy Chukhman, or Dr. Z, has more than 20 years of experience treating injuries. He is certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and uses all kinds of treatment techniques to benefit patients, including flexion-distraction, Graston, and more. If you have suffered a personal injury, call our office near Dallas at 972-907-2800 or contact us online.
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