Chiropractic July 2024 Newsletter How Chiropractic Helps with Injury Rehab

6 Ways Chiropractic Care Can Help With Injury Rehab

Injuries occur due to different activities and at different levels of severity, but each one can interfere with life. When they do, chiropractic care can play an invaluable role in rehabilitation by accomplishing the following tasks.

1. Attacking the Root

Conventional medicine works to relieve the symptoms of an injury. However, if the injury itself is not addressed, the pain will simply continue. This is unfortunate, as it leaves injured victims suffering needlessly.

Chiropractic care differs in that it goes straight to the source. The goal is to correct the actual injury so that there is nothing left to cause pain.

As chiropractic care is comprehensive, it also addresses issues that have resulted from the injury. For example, if a misaligned vertebra has created tension, the tension will also be addressed to ensure it doesn’t impact your restored alignment. However, the focus is to ensure that the root cause or causes are eliminated.

2. Reducing Inflammation and Tension

Tension and inflammation are both natural effects of injuries. Inflammation occurs because blood rushes to the injured site in an attempt to heal it. Unfortunately, it typically stays until the injury is addressed, which causes quite a bit of discomfort.

Tension is usually the result of your soft tissues trying to protect the injured site and compensate for the issue. For example, tension in the neck might be caused by your muscles working hard to keep the cervical spine upright when a misalignment is present.

Chiropractic techniques can help reduce both by promoting healing of the injured area. It also involves techniques that can break up tension and promote better circulation.

3. Improving Mobility and Range of Motion

Joints are often either the location of an injury or affected by a nearby injury. This leads to limited flexibility and mobility, making it difficult to lift your arm, turn your head, or perform other movements. Chiropractors use techniques that can help restore proper movement of the joints so that you can work through your day without pain and stiffness.

4. Increasing Blood Flow Throughout the Body

Blood is a critical component of life in many ways, including the body’s ability to heal. When you sustain an injury, blood rushes to the area.

While this can lead to the inflammation mentioned above, it also means that much of your blood is focused on the injured area. It’s not flowing so well throughout the rest of the body, which can lead to other injuries not having the resources to heal, muscles not getting the blood they need to function and recover, chronic fatigue, and many other issues.

Chiropractic techniques can help improve circulation throughout the body, helping you heal fully, preventing other injuries, and improving your overall health and well-being.

5. Improving Nervous System Function

The nervous system is an incredible and very busy entity. It carries messages throughout the body to ensure all organs and natural processes operate smoothly. However, injuries can throw this system off track.

The nerves often become compressed when an injury occurs, which can prevent natural healing processes from taking place. Compressed nerves may also cut off feeling in the area, making you less aware that an injury is present and needs to be treated. Chiropractic care can help relieve pressure on compressed nerves, which can restore feeling and allow the body’s natural processes to take place.

6. Providing Natural and Individualized Care

One of the great things about chiropractic care for injury rehab is that, unlike other methods, you can enjoy all the benefits above with no surgery, medication, or downtime involved. It’s completely tailored to your needs, comfort, abilities, and lifestyle factors, and utilizes natural, non-invasive techniques. You can get back to life quicker without having to recover from surgical procedures or tolerating medication’s side-effects.

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