Many people are familiar with chiropractic care for back and neck pain, and for good reason. What many people may not realize is that chiropractic care can also speed the injury healing process for a wide array of sprains, bruises, pulls and more.
One reason chiropractic is so good for injuries in general is that it reduces inflammation. Injuries often create micro-tears in ligaments and muscles. Often an injured area is stiff and has a dull pain the next day, which is caused by the body’s inflammation response to micro-lesions. A 2010 study found that chiropractic adjustments help the body release anti-inflammatory Interleukin 6 (IL-6), which is created by your body to help heal acute injuries. When inflamed, tissues also become immobile, which can prolong healing.
Healing Instead of Masking
Common non-chiropractic injury treatments involve surgeries, or masking pain with medications until the injury goes away on its own. Chiropractors are dedicated to care without surgery, drugs or dangerous home remedies. A Chiropractor will embrace taking an active approach to healing, trying to identify the source of the problem and assist the nervous and circulatory systems in accessing the area. Often other non-invasive, drug-free modalities will be suggested, such as SAM recovery, Lightforce Laser, Multiradiance Laser or ARP Wave therapy treatments.
Chiropractic adjustment has been shown to reduce pain more effectively than traditional medical care in multiple studies, and it does so without medications.
“The person who takes medicine must recover twice, once from the disease and once from the medicine.” -William Osler, MD
After acute pain and mobility issues are lessened, non-chiropractic care often stops there, leaving time to resolve the issue. Chiropractic care has a focus on your maximum health, not your minimum injury. Instead of dealing with your injury until it’s manageable, a Chiropractor will be interested in working with your injury until your body is functioning optimally, as well as or better than before the trauma.
Whether you have a new injury, or are still struggling with an old pain or impairment, Chiropractic care promises to assist your body in healing it naturally. Contact us today to schedule and appointment to find out if Chiropractic can assist with your injury.