How Chiropractic Care Helps Bone Injuries
Bone injuries can occur at a moment’s notice. It can be as mundane as stumbling over a curb, or as traumatic as getting into a severe car accident. No matter the cause of bone injuries, they are painful and can cause problems for people even years later if left untreated.
Bones are what keep your body strong and moving. This responsibility can wear on the bones, especially as we age. Emergency rooms are inundated with millions of patients with bone injuries every year. These injuries aren’t all the same. Many types of bone injuries happen that people should be aware of, so they can treat them appropriately.
When people suffer from a sprain, they have damaged the ligaments not the bones. Many people do not know this, and they don’t know that 50% of people who sprain something like an ankle or wrist will end up re-spraining it. Chiropractic care can help heal the sprain and prevent it from happening again.
Strains aren’t related to the bones, unbeknownst to many people. They have to do with the tendons and it’s when they become overstretched. Overstretching of the tendons usually happens because of overuse, such as in the case of running long distances, or because of an accident.
Fractures do affect the bones. While they are less common than sprains and strains, they are extremely painful. Surgery may be needed if the ligaments are damaged along with the broken bones. Chiropractic care can help those who are recovering from surgery to strengthen the area to reduce the risk of injury again.
What to Do after a Bone Injury
When you find yourself in pain after falling or being in a car accident, the best thing to do is seek medical attention immediately. You may need a brace, cast, or surgery if the bone injury is severe enough.
After the bone injury has been treated, consider making an appointment with us for chiropractic care. Many of our patients have experienced positive results from a series of chiropractic treatments. With the chiropractic adjustments, the pain can be reduced as well as the inflammation. This promotes faster healing, so you can get back to what you enjoy the most.
After the bone injuries are healed, your chiropractic can help you strengthen the area to prevent re-injury. With an exercise routine with your regular workouts, you can improve balance and increase mobility. This can greatly decrease the chances of bone injuries in the future.
Bone injuries happen, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get back on your feet again to love life. Contact us today for a consultation about your bone injuries. Our chiropractic care can get you back quicker and easier, reduce pain, and minimize the risk of recurrence.