Treating Personal Injuries With Chiropractic Care


According to the American Chiropractic Association, personal injury accidents usually impact the spine. Falls, vehicular accidents, work accidents, and postural pains are common personal injuries. Pain relievers usually dominate treatment plans for such injuries. Since these medications give short-term relief, you should resort to chiropractic care. Doing so will save you from adverse effects and dependencies. If you want to understand how chiropractic care can treat personal injuries, here’s what you should know.

 

Spinal Manipulation

 

Using hands or special equipment, your chiropractor can manipulate your joints. This technique is called spinal manipulation. It can correct your alignment and decrease your pain. Your chiropractor can use other methods such as ultrasound and electric stimulation as well. You have to be on an adjustable and padded table during this treatment. Expect to experience sudden, controlled pressure on your affected joints. Sometimes, you will hear popping noises, and sometimes you won’t. Your chiropractor can use more stretching and less intense thrusts to mobilize your spine. Spinal manipulation is effective in soothing acute low back pain and neck pain.

 

Myotherapy

 

Experts say that your muscles and vital organs are covered by a thin layer of tissue called fascia. Myofascia is the fascia that covers your bones and muscles. Myofascial pain is a combination of different types of pain from systemic causes such as inflammation or joint pain. This is a common consequence of personal injury accidents. With myotherapy, your chiropractor can relieve pain caused by musculoskeletal dysfunction.

 

Strengthening Exercises

 

After a personal injury accident, your body becomes riddled with pain. Exercises can help improve the quality of life, reduce pain, and strengthen the lower back. Through strengthening exercises, you can have better flexibility, muscle tone, and blood circulation. You can also have enhanced mental health and digestion. Exercises can include stretching of hamstrings, enhancing balance, and strengthening of trunk muscles.

 

Soft Tissue Therapy (STT)

 

Your chiropractor can use STT to reduce pain. It works on personal injury accidents because it targets muscle tension. STT is useful in isolating taut muscles that are inside a group of muscles that stretch together. Here are the common STT methods that your chiropractor can use:

  • Post Isometric Relaxation (PIR). This method targets the hamstrings that can add to your back pain. Your chiropractor can stretch them up to the point of resistance and then relax them again. This will go on for about three to five minutes.

  • Trigger Point Therapy (TPT). Your chiropractor can use this to remove the trigger points from your neck and shoulders. TPT relieves the pain in these areas and the tension headaches that result from them.

  • Myofascial Release (MFR). Trauma from your personal injury can tighten your fascia. With this chiropractic technique, your fascia tension reduces.
     


Personal injury accidents can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. They can also be debilitating. At Eisman Chiropractic Clinic, we can help you recover through chiropractic treatments. Please visit our clinic in Detroit, Michigan, for a one-on-one consultation. You can also call us at 313-395-0088. We can schedule your appointment or answer your questions about our treatment for personal injuries.

 

References:

https://www.healthline.com/health/back-pain/spinal-manipulation#A-Long-History

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/21033-chiropractic-adjustment

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