Being in a car accident can be a traumatic experience not only physically, but also mentally. Depending on how severe your accident was, you might have injuries that still affect your life today. Some of the most common car injuries include:
- Bruises and cuts
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Chest injuries
- Arm and Leg Injuries
Some people also will experience back pain or soreness days or even weeks after the accident.
What type of pain is it?
Some pain lasts for a short time while the latter lasts for an extended period of time. So how are you supposed to ease that pain? Because living with pain can be exhausting and frustrating, leading you to feel like you can’t do the normal things you want.
Believe it or not, your pain might be due to the improper healing of your injury. It could also be due to the fact that your muscles and bones aren’t as strong as they used to be pre-accident and you’ll have to do some work to get them back to the way they should be.
We’ve compiled a shortlist of some easy ways you can deal with your improperly healed injuries and move forward with a little less pain and a lot more comfort throughout your body.
Speak With Your Doctor
The first step before you do anything is speaking with your doctor. If your injury has healed improperly they might be able to make a plan to set it on the correct course.
Your doctor also has the ability to prescribe medication to ease your discomfort or pain if that’s the route you choose to go. They also can inform you of some alternate routes you can take to ease your pain and recommend whether or not seeing other specialists — such as chiropractors and physical therapists — is a good option for you.
See a Chiropractor
Believe it or not, seeing a chiropractor regularly can help with your entire body, not just your past injury. Chiropractic care is designed around your specific body makeup so all exercises or activities you do benefit your body.
It can be easy to assume going to a chiropractor is only for those with back pain but it’s not. Chiropractors can help your neck muscles heal from whiplash, your bones stop aching from past breaks and your muscles strengthen back to the point they were before the injury.
Ease Into Regular Exercise
When our body is hurt, its natural response in many cases is to tense up and try to stop us from moving the injured part. In some cases though, it can be beneficial to have continued movement to help loosen muscles, joints, and ligaments so they can work together better. Plus, regular exercise is good for your body overall.
This exercise doesn’t have to be anything crazy. A simple thirty-minute walk every day could suffice. Just find what feels good for your body.
Stretching daily can be a great way to get your body ready for the day’s activities if done in the morning and it’s a great way for your body to recover at night. You could even make stretching your exercise by participating in things such as daily yoga.
By stretching daily your body is able to stay loose and more flexible. It can also improve balance and help with the side effects of your pain such as stiffness.
Here To Help You Heal
The expert professionals at South Orange Chiropractic Center (SOCC) are here to help you ease your chronic pain.
The main goal of all of our treatments is to ease and prevent your pain without the use of medication. That way you feel more empowered in your own body and know that you know how to take care of it best.
If you’re experiencing lingering pain from a past car accident, we can help you. Our hands-on, personalized treatment plans will put you front and center and make a clear path to as painless a lifestyle as possible.
Click here for more information or to schedule an appointment today.