Wednesday, December 15, 2021

When to See a Chiropractor After an Accident

Have you slipped on ice this winter?

Has your pain subsided?

Woman holding her shoulder | Chiropractor Ann Arbor
After a bad fall or car accident, go to the hospital first. If you notice your pain hasn’t gone away, new muscle spasms, tenderness and numbness/tingling after being treated, these are signs of a back injury. Doctors may miss this because they are looking for large injuries after accidents. If your spine has become misaligned from your accident, it will most likely go untreated. For small accidents, see a chiropractor as soon as possible, even if you don’t feel pain. 

Untreated misalignments, soft tissue injuries, and whiplash can affect your range of motion and leave you with long lasting pain. The longer you put off treatment, the harder the pain will be to treat. The worst-case scenario is that you could need surgery to correct your injuries.

Learn how common winter accidents are on our website.

See A Chiropractor Ann Arbor After Your Accident

The great thing about chiropractic is that it’s non-invasive. Dr. Thatcher will use his activator tool to correct misalignments in your spine. This can help reduce your pain, improve your range of motion, and also reduce inflammation, which helps your soft tissue injuries heal. Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser also uses a cold laser to help speed up the healing process for broken bones and concussions. Laser works by reducing inflammation and creating more energy in your cells that accelerates healing. Laser treatments are quick too, usually lasting about 10 minutes.

Be safe this winter! See Dr. Thatcher, your chiropractor in Ann Arbor for any accident-related injuries. Don’t wait! Schedule an appointment with us today.

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