We’ve all see them on the freeway—drivers texting while driving, weaving in and out of the lines, forcing other drivers to change lanes just to avoid an accident. Unfortunately, we are not always able to avoid collisions with distracted drivers. All car accidents should be taken seriously, regardless of the speed at which they occur. Though most cars are able to withstand collisions of 10 MPH without damage, most auto-related injuries take place at speeds below 12 MPH.
Top Five Reasons To See A Sandy Chiropractor Today:
Whiplash Treatment / Auto Accident Therapy
If you are involved in a car accident, the sooner you make an appointment to see a chiropractor, the better. Same-day appointments and after-hour appointments are typically available. It is also important to see a doctor who is experienced in treating auto-related injuries. Most chiropractors treat whiplash injuries at their practice nearly every day. They understand that whiplash injuries are complex, and that each injury and each patient are different. Make sure they are certified in Motor Vehicle Occupant Injuries (MVOI) with a board certification in impairment ratings.
Sandy Chiropractic Care Can Fix That Lower Back Pain
When you suffer from back pain, the most simple, day-to-day tasks can be a challenge. According to WebMD.com, 80 percent of Americans will be affected by some form of back pain during their lives. When looking at treatment options for back pain, it’s important to choose options that are conservative and safe, yet still effective. For this reason, chiropractic care is the best choice, according to the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Find a chiropractor that specializes in treating lower back conditions. By setting up an appointment you can be on the road to eliminating your back pain, and who couldn’t benefit from a back without pain?
Neck Pain? Sandy Chiropractic Care Can Fix That Too
While something as serious as a whiplash injury can cause neck pain, something as simple as sitting and staring at a computer screen for extended periods of time can cause neck pain as well. Similar to back pain, neck pain can make everyday life a challenge. Neck pain may require specific spinal adjustments, physiotherapy, and cervical exercises. By applying controlled force into joints either restricted in movement or not moving correctly, chiropractors can alleviate pain, restore joint mobility, and relieve muscle tightness, allowing tissues to heal.
Most chiropractors also offer massage therapy that is designed to treat neck pain, lower back pain, headaches, and injuries from auto accidents, among other things. Massage Therapy is not only relaxing, but a recent study suggests it may also help maintain overall good health by boosting the body’s immune system. It’s important for the Massage Therapist to understand the need to work with both the doctor and the patient in order to achieve the patient’s desired outcome.
Affordable, Pain-free Treatments
A common misconception about chiropractic care is that it goes hand in hand with pain—that a chiropractor’s job is to pop and “crack” the bones in the spine until they’re all in their proper place. However, contrary to popular belief, spinal manipulation is anything but popping and “cracking” the bones, and it does not have to be painful. Chiropractors often use spinal manipulation to not only correct the alignment of the spine, but to improve the overall physical function of a patient’s body.
Dr. Ken is the owner of Andersen Chiropractic. They serve all of Salt Lake Valley, including Sandy, Draper, Midvale, Cottonwood Heights, Willow Creek, Murray, West Jordan, and South Jordan.