If you have been in an accident or suffered trauma, you may be suffering from spinal subluxations that block off crucial nerve messages to your body. These nerve blockages are very commonly the cause of persistent symptoms such as back and neck pain, headaches, arm or leg pain/numbness, chest pain, breathing problems, hip and shoulder dysfunction, even problems with constipation or diarrhoea.
During the accident, any subluxations that were created in your spine often remain in your body and prevent you from healing properly. That may be the reason why over half of accident victims that do not visit a chiropractor never completely recover from their injuries and may live on painkillers, physical therapy or even repeated surgery for years.
With advanced technology now used by chiropractors, we are capable of measuring the function of your body through your nervous system, full spinal function, and the function of your muscular system. Technological and scientific advancements now lead to a high success rate within chiropractic care.
Since nearly any physical force radiates to the skeletal system and can cause spinal subluxations, a chiropractic spinal check-up is essential after an accident. Chiropractic care may make the difference between true recovery, healing and strength, or lingering pain, sickness and disability.
It must be emphasised that chiropractic never opposes necessary medical care. In emergencies, the first order of business is always controlling life threatening situations such as haemorrhage, cessation of breath, broken bones, serious contusions or abrasions, shock and the like. That is the speciality of emergency medicine.
However, many additional lives would undoubtedly be saved if a doctor of chiropractic also attended to the accident victim. Unfortunately, millions of accident victims leave the hospital with as much spinal nerve stress as they had when they entered. That is a big reason why so many people say, “I haven’t felt right since the accident”, and why they may continue to suffer for months, years or even decades afterwards.