Joints and soft tissues are particularly vulnerable to long-term damage when it comes to auto accidents. While bones and lacerations tend to heal very quickly in comparison, the body struggles to restore serious damage to moving parts and deep tissue concerns, particularly where there is a complex network of nerves involved as well. As a result, while general medicine can do quite a bit for stabilizing a patient, long-term issues and chronic pain aren’t addressed nearly as well. If you’ve recently been injured in an auto accident, schedule an appointment with Dr. Duca at Back on Track Chiropractic in Birmingham, AL.
Dealing With Rehabilitation Beyond the ER
Emergency rooms are where doctors cut their teeth, dealing with immediate trauma, especially with auto accident injury damage. The first focus is on saving a patient’s life. If that is stabilized, then the next focus addresses the immediate, visible injuries, treatment to put them into a condition that allows the body to start the healing process, whether that be addressing wounds or surgery to close up breaks and openings. However, beyond that point, a great amount of reliance is on the body’s healing process to take care of the rest. This is where rehabilitation goes sideways.
Joint Damage Tends to Take Longer to Heal
There are hundreds of joints in the body, ranging from the neck to the fingers and toes. Each one provides a range of motion and flexibility and, combined, they produce the amazing human ability to move in a very complex way naturally. However, when joints are damaged, they frequently don't heal right. The related joint pain can be debilitating, and it can flare for years afterwards, like arthritis.
Joint pain symptoms aren't the kind of injury hospitals regularly deal with, which is why long-term rehabilitation needs a different approach, like that of a chiropractor and a holistic, mechanical perspective. We take joints for granted until they don't work right, and then it becomes very apparent how critical they are to the body's mobility and function.
Contact Our Chiropractor in Birmingham, AL
Whether it's joint pain or chronic pain treatment for nerve damage, our chiropractic team at Back on Track Chiropractic is ready for you. Call us today to set up a first appointment and evaluation. We can map out exactly what happened based on the original medical response records and your current condition. Then our chiropractic team can lay out a full recovery plan for your rehabilitation, going beyond simple pain relief with medicines and helping you truly recover from an auto accident injury.