PUBLISHED ON October 29, 2021
Many people may not realise it, but hidden injuries can wreak havoc on your body, if not immediately, then later on. There are many benefits to seeing a chiropractor in Brampton after having suffered a car collision. Carry on reading to learn more.
What are hidden injuries?
Hidden injuries are those that only start rearing their head at a later stage. You might think your back or your knee is fine after being discharged from the ER, but that doesn’t clear you 100% fit. Hidden injuries are the ones that sometimes “creep” up on people when they least expect it and complicate the way they usually do everyday tasks. Having hidden injuries are very likely in the case of small-scale accidents, and these often affect soft tissue as well.
Treatment that is non-invasive and effective
Chiropractors are specialized doctors in treating conditions related to the musculoskeletal system, which covers bones, muscles and joints. Even if surgery was necessary, seeing a chiropractor will be a tremendous step on the road to recovery. The chiropractor is able to diagnose and treat a variety of injuries caused by accidents, sports injuries and more.
Reduce and eliminate the use of over the counter medication
When it comes to OTC (over the counter) medication, there are long term side effects. In fact, all medication has side effects, and most of them are negative and long-lasting. Some side effects of OTC meds include stomach ulcers and bleeding. This is true for aspirins and NSAIDS (Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory drugs) when taken for a long period of time. Other side effects of OTC painkillers include but are not limited to dizziness, nausea, blood clots, liver damage (especially when consumed with alcohol), weak immune system and addiction. Addiction or dependence is higher when using opioids for a long time. Opioids are most painkillers like codeine, oxycodone and Demerol, to name a few. One of the non-invasive treatments for hidden injuries includes chiropractic. You may also need to see a chiropractor after an accident to treat the following:
Chiropractic adjustments release tension in the spine, and sometimes, the tension build-up from injury or poor posture can result in headaches. With chiropractic adjustments for headaches, it will improve oxygen to the brain.
You’re experiencing joint and or muscle pain
Joint and muscle pain often occur due to new or old injuries. These soft tissues can also become inflamed due to chronic conditions like arthritis. Chiropractic adjustments can help manage this pain and reduce the discomfort of inflammation.
Limited motion and range
Injuries can lead to limited motion and range due to pain. Chiropractic adjustments will also help with improving range and motion with a variety of specialized stretches and also adjustments.
The therapeutic treatment at a chiropractor may also help to reduce scar tissue build up after healing.
Inflammation is the body’s way of healing. The white blood vessels secrete a chemical into the blood to heal the affected areas of the body. This process causes swelling and tenderness, known as inflammation. For further information or to schedule a consultation appointment, please feel free to contact Active Life Wellness Center in Brampton at (905) 458-6677 today!