If you were tossed around in an auto accident and you can't find any relief for your pain besides using prescription medications, there are some great alternative options to consider. You can ditch the pain medication, heating pads and other items used for relief if you are able to treat the cause of the back pain.
Before trying a new therapy or techniques to get rid of the back pain, you want to first see a chiropractor to make sure you aren't doing more damage than good to your back. Here are some techniques you should try to eliminate the pain.
The chiropractic treatment for whiplash and other injuries includes manual manipulation to move the skeletal structure back into place safely, relieving the pain of pinched nerves and misaligned bones and plates. If discs shifted during the accident, bones were pushed out of place, and nerves got pinched, the chiropractic can work to find you permanent pain relief options instead of masking the problem with medication. There are even auto accident chiropractors that specialize in working with those who are suffering from car accident injuries.
If you've had x-rays or an MRI already taken, bring them with you for your first consultation with the chiropractor. If you haven't had any images taken, your chiropractor may want to do them in office.
Acupuncture can be used to relieve pain by stopping muscle spasms and forcing the body to create pain relieving endorphins. The acupuncture is going alter how you perceive the pain messages that are being sent to your brain from the back in the area of injury. Find a licensed acupuncturist to get treatment for pain while correcting the problem with a chiropractor.
Massage therapy is going to allow you to relax the muscles where the injury is and help the supporting muscles that are sore from trying to support the area of injury. The therapy is going to improve circulation throughout the back and to the injury, to bring new blood cells to help heal the injury. It's also going to eliminate pain and help you feel less stiff.
If you were in an auto accident and you don't feel like your back is healing, or you can't resume your normal activities because of back pain, see a chiropractor right away. After you get the diagnosis from a chiropractor you can use the acupuncture and massage therapy to help deal with the pain. You shouldn't have to take pain medication every day, and these natural treatments can prevent that.