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Posted on 11-08-2017

Chiropractic Care After an Auto Accident with Your Cottonwood Heights Chiropractor

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According to average car insurance estimates, the typical person will experience about three to four car accidents over the course of their lifetime. If you've recently been involved in a road accident of your own, we strongly encourage you to consult with our chiropractor in Cottonwood Heights to ensure that your physical recovery is as complete as possible. 

Why Do I Need Chiropractic Care?

It's our belief that anyone who experiences an accident on the road could benefit from chiropractic care...even if they feel perfectly fine.

Signs and symptoms of physical trauma (such as back pain, joint pain and stiffness, and whiplash) are sometimes are delayed after the precipitating event. It's not unusual to "feel fine" for hours, days, weeks, or even months after a car accident before you start to notice problems, even if they are seemingly unrelated (think: difficulty sleeping and concentrating, headaches, or even arm and hand pain). 

Why does this happen? It's thanks to our bodies' natural reaction to physical trauma, which includes an influx of stress hormones (e.g., adrenaline and cortisol) that are a part of the important and self-protective response. These hormones can mask signs and symptoms of tissue damage and inflammation, and until they return to their normal resting levels, you may not even realize that you've sustained an injury. 

And unfortunately, this could mean that what started as a small injury may have progressed into a bigger problem by the time you start to notice pain and dysfunction. 

So, the moral of the story is this: injuries can happen in even minor auto accidents, and you may not notice an injury right away. So we recommend consulting with our Cottonwood Heights chiropractor after any kind of car accident, just to ensure that you're healthy and that proper healing, if needed, can begin as soon as possible.

5 Ways Our Cottonwood Heights Chiropractor Can Alleviate Your Auto Accident Pain

Here are 5 specific services Dr. Carlucci offers at Canyon Creek Chiropractic which can help your body heal: 

  1. Chiropractic adjustments, which can correct joint subluxations (misalignments) and decrease the activation of spinal nociceptors (nerve endings that transmit pain) 
  2. Massage therapy, which promotes healing circulation, decreased swelling, and decreased muscle guarding and spasms
  3. Cold laser therapy, which stimulates tissue healing via a phenomenon known as photobiomodulation (light affecting cellular metabolism and repair)
  4. Spinal decompression, which relieves pressure on nerves and discs
  5. Nutritional and lifestyle counseling, to help you learn about specific changes you can make in your food and sleep habits to facilitate optimal recovery

Schedule an Appointment with Your Cottonwood Heights Chiropractor

Call (801) 943-0932 to schedule a FREE initial consultation with our holistic chiropractor in Cottonwood Heights and get back in the driver's seat of your own health!

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