How Chiropractic Can Help with Your Personal Injury

by | Sep 23, 2022

Experiencing a personal injury is one of the top reasons people in Billings seek out chiropractic care. Although the term encompasses a great deal of injuries, they are all concerned with pain and a need for quick healing. Some examples of personal injuries include those from car accidents, slips and falls, workplace accidents, those caused by negligence, and those caused by defective products. Personal injuries can often lead to long-lasting pain that can keep you home from work and leave you searching for answers. Thankfully, Dr. Thomas Keogh and the team at Bare Chiropractic in Billings have some solutions for your personal injury.

Whole-Body Health

Chiropractic care is not just about treating symptoms ad providing temporary pain relief. Instead, it focuses on whole-body health that seeks to correct issues at their roots. While a personal injury is different from something like chronic back pain, addressing the overall function of the central nervous system will improve your whole-body health and allow your body to heal and function more effectively.

Improving Healing

When you are injured, your body is working overtime to heal properly. It’s important to get enough rest and take it easy while you’re healing, and you should be sure you’re drinking enough water and consuming enough protein to help your body repair itself. It’s also best to minimize sugar intake and processed foods so that you are helping your body with the healing rather than slowing it down.

Another aspect of healing is how well your nervous system is functioning. Dr. Thomas Keogh at Bare Chiropractic is committed to helping your nervous system work properly with chiropractic adjustments. Because your spinal cord is housed in your spine and is the information highway in your body, it’s vital that your spine is properly aligned. When it isn’t, even the slightest shift in a vertebra can put pressure on the spinal cord and interfere with the proper communication between the brain and the rest of the body. This causes dysfunction and can slow your healing down a great deal, leading to a longer recovery process.

Getting Adjusted While Injured

A lot of people are concerned about seeing a chiropractor when dealing with an injury from an accident. This is absolutely reasonable, and at Bare Chiropractic, Dr. Thomas Keogh would never adjust an area that is injured. For example, you may have broken your wrist in a slip and fall. Your arm and wrist wouldn’t get adjusted, of course, but your spine and neck could still be adjusted to improve healing throughout the body.
If you are unsure about whether or not you can get adjusted with your particular injury, be sure to give Bare Chiropractic a call. Dr. Thomas and the team will discuss your concerns with you and set you up with a care plan that is perfect for your individual needs.
If you want to learn more about how chiropractic care can help improve your overall health and help you recover from a personal injury, contact Bare Chiropractic in Billings, MT, today.

Sources

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