Friday, July 21, 2017

Should you take medications or try Chiropractic Treatment For Car Accidents?

In 1989, I was in a serious car accident. Working as an engineer in South Florida, another driver ran a stop sign hitting me directly on the passenger side of my car.

I went to the emergency room. The doctors there took the usual x-rays and sent me home with medications. In passing, I asked them if I should see a chiropractor (I wasn’t a chiropractor at that time in my life and had no ambition to be one). He looked at me and said definitely not.

Still hurting for more than six months later, I sought chiropactic care for the first time in my life. What a blessing. I was finally getting some relief and able to begin to function normal again.

I will never forget what that emergency room “doctor” told me. I always knew there was something very wrong with taking pills for a twisted spine. It just didn’t make sense. Chiropractic care finally did.

Thanks for nothing E. R. doctor. Then again, thanks for indirectly pointing me to another profession where I can make and see a difference in peoples lives.

Nowadays, I am helping people involved in car accidents get their lives back in order, and yes, some of these people are coming to me after six months if not longer. These are the fortunate ones, because they figured it out that pills are worthless to a bent spine.

If you didn’t know, whiplash is the term used to describe what happens to the neck or cervical spine after a car crash. The rapid forward and backward motions of the spine caused by the weight of the head or skull moving in different directions can cause your muscles and ligaments to tear. As an engineer, I have a very good appreciation for the mechanics involved in such a crash.

Anyone who has ever had a whiplash injury will tell you that it can cause a lot of pain, sometimes a lifetime if not treated properly. Yes, those well meaning medical doctors who look at you when there pills don’t work and have the nerve to tell you, “it’s all in your head”, really need to take a hard look at what they are pushing on the public.

The video below is a demonstration of what happens to a plastic model of the spine. You tell me if you think whether or not a chemical pill can restore the proper position to the spine after a crash.

We treat cases like this all the time. Chiropractors get excellent results. Medications treat symptoms. They don’t re-align the spine. Why would anyone think to offer a patient a chemical solution (medicine, pills) to fix a structural (mis-aligned spine) problem?

If you have been in a car crash and are tired of taking pain medications, anti-inflammatories, and/or muscle relaxers, then please watch a quick video of one of our patients discussing her success with our office.

Learn more about chiropractic care and car accidents:
http://columbusspine.com/Car-Accident.aspx

“If all the medication in this world were thrown into the ocean, it would be bad for the fish and good for all mankind.” anonymous

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