Injuries occur at times in a person’s life that requires immediate attention. Sometimes this is the result of an automobile collision with the first treatment response by a medical doctor. Unfortunately, sometimes this does not result in treatment sufficient to relieve the pain of the injury. When no relief for the pain is apparent, it may be time to seek other options. This includes chiropractor care by a group such as Irvine Chiropractor Center.
A person becomes very frightened during an automobile accident. The shock of knowing there is going to be a collision causes them to become tense and make their body rigid. This causes a contraction of the muscles and makes the resulting force of the accident harder on the body.
When an impact occurs, the head is thrown forward and then back at an incredible pace and an airbag explodes with the force of about 200 miles per hour, hitting the driver and passengers square in the face and chest. Although it has been known to save hundreds of lives, it still hurts. It also often results in injuries that are not readily noticeable.
Whiplash is a common result of an accident. The force of the head being jerked causes an intense pain in the neck area. Often other pain appears in the back and hips due to being wrenched from side-to-side. On occasion, these pains may not appear until the next day.
At the emergency room the initial treatment traditionally involves pain killers, as well as muscle relaxers. Although this will take the edge off, the damage is left untreated in the hope that the body will be able to repair itself. However, there are times when the body needs help in order to prevent long-term damage.
Many people have never been to a chiropractor and may not be aware of what they are able to do to relieve pain. A chiropractor’s extensive education regarding the bone structure and its relation to the muscles and nerves of the body enables them to work on any specific area of pain to bring relief. Just as with any other doctor, they are licensed, knowledgeable, and are held to stringent guidelines in order to ensure only the best care is provided.
Chiropractors take great care to ensure all the information needed is available before a treatment plan is created. This includes taking a medical history and x-rays, as well as gathering information during a thorough examination. A treatment plan is then devised which often includes electromagnetic pulses and heat, along with what are called manipulations. This can be the scariest part of the treatment due to the sound heard, which is much like cracking knuckles. This is not necessarily scary in itself, but when it’s done to a person’s back or neck it can generate fears. It’s important to remember, however, that the noise is completely normal and shows that a body part that was out of alignment is now back in place.