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What Is Emergency Chiropractic?


When thinking about a chiropractic office, what typically comes to mind is a spa-like facility, with soothing music and spice-scented air. Chiropractic treatment can indeed be very relaxing, but, what many don’t know, is that chiropractic care can also be a great ally in dealing with acute pain, which constitutes a medical emergency. 


From auto accidents to sports injuries, all the way to common household incidents, there are many causes for acute and intense pain. Patients dealing with this type of pain need to find relief as soon as possible because suffering through severe pain can be a truly traumatic event for both the body and the mind. 


In fact, the faster your chiropractor intervenes, the quicker the inflammation can be dealt with properly, and its detrimental effects minimized. 


What Is Emergency Chiropractic Care


People often don't think of chiropractic as a solution for emergency situations. But the truth is that for those who don’t want to deal with traditional medicine involving pain killers and surgery, emergency chiropractic care can be a great solution.


Just keep in mind that, like with most emergencies, the chiropractor should intervene as fast as possible. The more you suffer, the more difficult soothing your pain becomes, and sometimes it can even result in lifelong discomfort.


Let's go through some of the most common situations that result in acute back or neck pain that chiropractic doctors can help treat successfully.


When Emergency Chiropractic Makes a Difference


Acute pain can bring you to your knees in a matter of seconds. When such intense pain occurs, waiting for it to pass on its own is simply not an option. 


Common over-the-counter pain medication usually reduces the pain temporarily — or not at all. Its main fault is that it doesn’t address the cause of the pain and just treats the symptoms until the pain becomes unbearable. 


Emergency chiropractic interventions can do wonders for patients suffering from acute back or neck pain resulting from;


Minor Car Accidents


After a major auto accident, patients are taken to the hospital and assessed thoroughly. But minor car accidents, especially the ones that do not result in serious injuries, are dealt with completely differently. 


After a small incident, many people will often decide that it's fine to just go home and rest. But the truth is that car accidents, even the smallest ones, come with hidden threats such as whiplash


A whiplash injury can be asymptomatic at first, but after a few days or weeks can cause symptoms that are difficult to treat. Emergency chiropractic procedures administered in the first 24 hours after an incident will significantly reduce whiplash symptoms. 


During accidents, the victims become alert, and a huge rush of adrenaline is pumped into their bloodstream, which might prevent them from feeling any pain right away. 


Minimizing the effects of minor car accidents is not your best choice because you might be overwhelmed when they manifest. Seeking emergency chiropractic care is the best course of action because it keeps these effects to a minimum — and prevents long-term damage.


Sports Injuries


Contact sports like football, basketball, or hockey involve frequent and rather intense collisions, which can cause acute injuries, as well as long-term damage to the spine


If left untreated, spinal injuries, particularly injuries to the cervical spine, can cause chronic pain and neurological issues. People practicing such sports can greatly benefit from getting regular adjustments. They should also know that emergency chiropractic is a worthwhile solution for acute pain resulting from the injury in a game. 


From back pain to neck pain and all the way to slipped disks, chiropractic can safely get them through.


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Household Incidents


One of the most common causes of acute back pain resulting from household accidents is caused by lifting heavy objects incorrectly. 


When you lift something heavy — like a couch, a table, or a wardrobe — and support it with your back, the worst thing that can happen is a short popping sound, followed by intense pain in your back shooting down your legs. 


When this unwanted event happens, calling for emergency chiropractic can spare you from days of sharp pain and help prevent complications like slipped or damaged disks.


And while this is the most common situation leading to acute back and neck pain, there are many more small accidents that people experience in their homes. From slipping and falling on the floor or in the bathtub to slipping off ladders, there are plenty of ways you can hurt your back. 


Since the pandemic has had millions of people working from home, improper ergonomics in the home office can lead to painful injuries like tendinitis or cervical spine problems. While these might not seem like emergencies, the pain that people experience when dealing with them is unexpectedly intense. Emergency chiropractic can help reduce the local inflammation and provide patients with much-needed relief.


Emergency Chiropractic In Los Gatos, CA


As you can see, there are plenty of situations that lead to intense pain. Emergency chiropractic procedures and techniques can help relieve acute pain and get patients through these difficult moments. So, keep in mind that chiropractic is more than a means of relaxation. When dealing with acute back and neck pain, it is a lifesaver!


No matter what type of emergency event you are dealing with, contact us here at Advanced Chiropractic without hesitation. We’ll assess your case thoroughly and tell you whether emergency chiropractic care can be of help or whether you need to address allopathic emergency care.


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