Benefits of Chiropractic Care After a Personal Injury

A man in pain holding his lower back

Recovering totally from an injury can take time, and using a few different treatment modalities can help speed things up a bit. A well-rounded treatment plan allows each treatment to support the other, with one treatment making the next easier and so on. Chiropractic treatment can be a part of your treatment plan, especially if you have recently experienced a work injury or an auto accident injury. The effects of the treatment make other treatments like physical therapy, stretching, and even meditation much easier. Elan Wellness Center in Tampa, FL, offers chiropractic treatments along with other therapies.

The Key Effect of Chiropractic Care Is a Reduction of Tension

Whether you're getting an adjustment done or having a massage, the whole point of the treatment is to reduce tension. You can tense up for any number of reasons, including because you're in pain or that you're under a lot of psychological stress. The tension acts as the basis for a never-ending cycle of increasing pain because, when you tense up, you can cause more pain from the physical strain of being tense. So your pain increases, you worry about what's going on or maybe it's harder for you to move, and you tense up more. Much of the tension is unconscious, so it's not like you can just roll your shoulders a few times to relax.

When you undergo chiropractic treatment, that tension is released. That reduces the strain on your body and can reduce pain, so you feel better, worry less, and relax even more. After a personal injury, that relaxation and reduction of tension are critical as that lets your other therapies, such as stretching or physical therapy, be more effective. You may find your range of motion has increased, too, since you're less tense.

Contact Our Westchase Chiropractor for Personal Injury Treatment

If you have recently experienced a personal injury, an auto accident injury, or a work injury, you will benefit from chiropractic care. Our Westchase chiropractor will evaluate your musculoskeletal system, determine the extent of your injuries, and create a chiropractic care plan to treat them. We also serve residents of Tampa. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call Elan Wellness Center today at (813) 855-0001.

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