Common Types of Chronic Injuries
Chronic injuries that require chiropractic care generally come from one of a handful of places. They may be work-related, the result of auto accidents, injuries from sports, or wear and tear injuries from daily life.
Here is a little more detail about each one:
- Work Injuries – Injuries suffered at work can cover a wide range of both acute and chronic conditions, but two that chiropractors treat on a regular basis are back issues caused by excessive sitting and carpal tunnel syndrome. Both of these injuries respond well to chiropractic treatment and enable you to get back to work without missing much time.
- Auto Accidents – One of the main injuries suffered in auto accidents is whiplash, where the head “whips” back and then forward in a violent motion. This has the potential to cause a great deal of pain and suffering, but the ability of chiropractic treatment to heal soft tissue injuries makes it effective for whiplash and other spinal injuries caused by car accidents.
- Sports Injuries – It’s hard to find an athlete that hasn’t suffered a serious injury, or at least smaller, nagging injuries that affect performance. Many sports-related injuries consist of soft tissue trauma like sprains and strains which is why chiropractic treatment is effective. Chiropractors can also help sports injuries in the early stages when swelling and pain are the main issues.
- Wear and Tear Injuries – Injuries to the neck and back caused by everyday wear and tear are becoming more and more common as the population ages. Years of improper lifting, poor posture, stress, and the force of gravity damages discs, strains muscles and alters the natural curve of your spine. Chiropractors in Bentonville are a great solution to keep your body moving well into your golden years.
Treating Causes and Not Symptoms
At its core, chiropractic treatment addresses the underlying cause of your pain which is why it so effective at dealing with injuries. No matter what type of injury it is, once the cause of the pain or loss of motion is treated the symptoms no longer exist. Chiropractic also places less stress on the body than having to undergo surgery or taking pain medications with negative side effects. The entire profession is designed to bring your body back to balance.
At Smith Family Clinic, Inc. in Bentonville we are happy to answer any questions that you have. We look forward to being a part of your health care team.