Why A Doctor of Chiropractic is Your Best Choice for Pain Relief Following a Car Accident

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Why Chiropractic?

Many people in Plantation and Sunrise are finding chiropractic their best choice for pain relief  following  a car accident.  Only safe natural chiropractic can get rid of the misalignments in the spine that pinch nerves and cause long term damage.  These misalignments are called subluxations.  Subluxations happen when the spine is impacted during an accident or slip and fall.  Usually the cervical spine is whipped back and forth on impact causing whiplash.  Other parts of the spine are also impacted often herniating discs, tearing ligaments and pinching nerves and creating stress that can even affect the brain itself.   Some people who did not have a scoliosis before may have one following a car accident.

Many diseases begin with a slip, and fall or accident.  Many people who go to their medical doctor are sometimes told they are fine or given pain medication.  Not treating the cause of your pain can have long term consequences.   Common symptoms first experienced by people who have been injured in an accident include.

Neck Pain

Headaches

Shoulder Pain

Carpal Tunnel syndrome

Chest Pain

Upper or lower back pain

Knee or foot pain

Tingling in extremities

Sciatica

Insomnia

Vertigo

Depression, learning  disorders and mood changes.

Are you concerned about the best treatment for your pain?  Here is what the British Medical Journal had to say in a randomized controlled trial of 183 patients with neck pain.            

“ In a Randomized controlled trial, 183 patients with neck pain were randomly allocated to manual therapy (spinal mobilization), physiotherapy (mainly exercise) or general practitioner care (counseling, education and drugs) in a 52-week study. The clinical outcomes measures showed that manual therapy resulted in faster recovery than physiotherapy and general practitioner care. Moreover, total costs of the manual therapy-treated patients were about one-third of the costs of physiotherapy or general practitioner care.”

Korthals-de Bos et al (2003), British Medical Journal

The Annals of internal medicine found:

“In our randomized, controlled trial, we compared the effectiveness of manual therapy, physical therapy, and continued care by a general practitioner in patients with nonspecific neck pain. The success rate at seven weeks was twice as high for the manual therapy group (68.3 percent) as for the continued care group (general practitioner). Manual therapy scored better than physical therapy on all outcome measures. Patients receiving manual therapy had fewer absences from work than patients receiving physical therapy or continued care, and manual therapy and physical therapy each resulted in statistically significant less analgesic use than continued care.”

            Hoving et al (2002), Annals of Internal Medicine

As you can see many studies show similar results, this is because chiropractors are the only doctors specially trained to detect and correct subluxations.  At Westside Chiropractic in plantation you can count on quality care for your injuries.   Feel free to call us with your health questions.  (954)745-8380.

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