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Why Chiropractic Care is Essential for Recovery After an Auto Accident

Why Chiropractic Care is Essential for Recovery After an Auto Accident

 “Discover why chiropractic care is an essential component of the recovery process after an auto accident. Learn about the benefits of chiropractic care and how it can help you get back to your daily activities.”

At least 1,100 car accidents happen every day in Florida. If you’ve been in an auto accident, chiropractic care is a must as you start your recovery. While you may have visible injuries, there might be more going on underneath the surface. This is especially true if you start to feel neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain and headaches. Sometimes you’ll feel pain immediately and other times it might slowly start to build in the hours, days and weeks afterward.

Dr. Llaird Likens has been treating injuries from auto accidents for 18 years and he holds the Whiplash and Brain Traumatology Certification from Southern California University of Health. His patients have seen many benefits of chiropractic care for managing pain after a car accident. Those benefits include reducing inflammation, increasing mobility and range of motion, preventing further damage from scar-tissue and providing a non-invasive treatment option.

Chiropractic care reduces inflammation

Whiplash and other car accident injuries cause inflammation. Inflammation is part of the body’s healing process. Unfortunately, it can be painful. Inflammation after a car accident can present in many ways, including back pain, neck pain as well as muscle stiffness and soreness. The chiropractic treatment for victims of auto injuries can signal to your body to reduce the production of its inflammatory cytokines which will help reduce pain and soreness. 

Chiropractic care increases mobility 

After a car accident, you might find your range of motion and mobility limited. Adjustments by your local chiropractor can help mobilize the spine so you can move more freely. 

“Dr Likens is very personable, caring, and extremely knowledgeable in the fields of Chiropractic Care and Acupuncture. I have achieved quite a bit more range of motion in my neck and back along with an increased level of pain management due to an extensive treatment plan provided by Dr Likens,” said former client M.W.

Scar tissue that builds up after an injury can limit your range of motion and mobility. Your treatment with Dr. Likens can help break it up and allow your body to heal properly. That’s good news because that means you’ll be able to get back to your normal daily activities.

Chiropractic care is non-invasive 

Chiropractic care can help you recover without surgery or medication.

You might assume that if you have back pain or spasms after a car accident you will require back surgery before you can find relief. However, a visit to Dr. Likens can align your spine which will in turn take pressure off the nerves causing you pain. The adjustments will have a ripple effect and allow your body the relief it needs in order to heal naturally. 

If you’ve been given medication or muscle relaxers for any auto accident injuries, they may be masking the underlying cause. Becoming dependent on medication can also be an underlying fear patients in pain have. In fact, misuse of prescription painkillers was the second highest illicit substance in 2022. Chiropractic care allows you to find relief naturally without medication so there is no possibility of becoming dependent. 

Chiropractic care can also help you find relief if you’re already on medication.

In fact, our former client, Bryan Tena, was highly addicted to pain medications after a car accident in 2012. After receiving chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture from Dr. Likens, Bryan has been medication free since 2014! 

Dr. Llaird Likens has been serving Northwest Florida including Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Midway, Mary Esther for 18 years and has helped hundreds of victims of car accidents. He offers affordable self-pay options.