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After An Accident

Written By Back to Health Chiropractic and Massage on March 10, 2014


After An Accident


When you're in a motor vehicle accident, your head and body are violently thrown. This causes ripping and tearing of your muscles, tendons and ligaments. The body naturally heals on its own. The body will send out cells that produce collagen fibers. If left to heal naturally without care, the collagen fibers will randomly place themselves and produce tight scar-like tissues. Here it Back to Health Chiropractic we use the most advanced chiropractic and massage treatment to help remodel the collagen tissues back to their elastic nature. By manipulating the small intricate muscles, tendons and ligaments, they return back to the normal resiliency they were prior to the accident. Chiropractic adjustments, if done correctly, have proven to be the most effective treatment to remodel the damaged tissue back to its normal elasticity. The chiropractic adjustments are capable stretching these fibers to their normal para-physical limit. No other therapy has been proven capable. This is the key to proper healing of the intricate tissues that surround the spine. In conjunction with chiropractic adjustments, we use massage therapy to help rehabilitate the larger tissue damage in the larger muscles, tendons and ligaments. By using both chiropractic and massage therapy we help the body heal and remodel as near to pre-accident status as possible.


If the body does not receive proper care, these tight scar fibers will cause the joints in your spine to wear down faster than normal. This wearing and tearing is called degenerative arthritis. If left untreated, the arthritis produces degenerative spurs. The arthritis will also degenerate the discs in the spine. The discs play an important role in the spine. They act like little shock absorbers in your spine. As you walk, jump and run they cushion the vertebrae. As degenerative arthritis is produced in the body, your body's range of motion decreases. It is important to realize that life is motion. The degeneration of the vertebrae and discs can cause your vertebrae to fuse together if left untreated for a prolonged period of time. If the vertebrae become fused together there is no motion. It is important to your health that you receive the proper care to prevent this degeneration from taking place.


The body's posture is drastically changed due to ripping and tearing of the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Your posture is extremely important to your health… at Back to Health Chiropractic, we use many in office and home therapies to help restore your posture to its original or better than original state.


The ripping and tearing of the muscle, tendons and ligaments also causes another problem, reinnervation… If left untreated the body will produce new nerve endings in the damaged area. This is called reinnervation. This causes your pain threshold to decrease. The lower pain threshold means that it takes less stimuli to produce pain. This is the cause of chronic pain. It is ever so important to repair these tissues as quick as possible to prevent reinnervation from taking place.

Nerve Pressure:

The ripping and tearing of the spinal tissues also cause pressure on the nerves coming from the spinal cord out through the vertebrae. This abnormal pressure can cause many problems. First and most prominent is pain. The other important factor is if this pressure is great enough, it can affect different organs in the body. If the nerves have pressure on them, they don't communicate as well to the organs of your body. This lack of communication can have detrimental effects on your health. Here at back to health chiropractic, we use the latest techniques and adjustments to eliminate this nerve pressure to allow your body to be in the best health possible.

New Tissue:

The first 45 days after an accident are when most of the scar tissue is formed. This is a golden period to help the remodeling of the tissue. Though the tissues can be remodeled after this period, it is best to treat them as quick as possible. The sooner you get chiropractic and massage therapy treatment, the better the results will be.
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