Included in this month’s issue…
Accidents, Injuries and Chiropractic
Our world can be a pretty dangerous place; many of us have experienced a traumatic brush (or collision) with reality. And although accidents may be unavoidable, much of the pain and suffering from them may, in many cases, be avoided with chiropractic care.
Every trauma has the potential to cause subluxations: abnormal stress in your body that upsets balance, and impinges, “pinches,” stretches or compresses your nerves. Subluxations can affect your muscles, organs, discs, bones and brain and cause body malfunction. (1) Chiropractic specializes in locating and correcting subluxations.
Many times chiropractic patients have discovered that the cause of their present complaint was a childhood fall or even birth trauma. Common postaccident symptoms include spine, head, face and extremity pain. (2) Even personality changes may occur after an accident or trauma (“post traumatic stress disorder”). (3)
It is an unfortunate fact that over half of the victims of auto accidents never fully recover; they are still in pain, with disability and other constant reminders that they were hurt and haven’t fully healed. Anyone who has been in an accident or trauma, whether mild or serious and no matter how long ago, should see a chiropractor to have their body checked for subluxations. A chiropractic adjustment can make the difference between life and death, between a life with pain, disability and sickness and a life of true recovery, activity and accomplishment.
For Your Health,
Dr. Scott Van Dam