Chiropractic Visits Post-Injury are Essential
If you’re the type of person who leads an active lifestyle, injuries are just part of the risk you assume when you’re enjoying your favorite pastimes. Playing sports, camping and hiking, or even just going for a run on Alameda Beach can all end in injury if you’re not careful! In fact, even if you are careful, accidents can still happen.
If you find yourself with an injury, your first concern is probably getting over that immediate ailment. When most people recover they assume their troubles are over and they’re eager to jump back into whatever activity they were previously engaged in, not realizing that the healing process likely isn’t over!
Your first step after recovering from an injury should be making an appointment with Symmetry Health Center in Alameda, CA.
The injury you can’t see
Most injuries sustained during activity are twofold: the damage you can see and the after-effects that you can’t see.
Let’s look at a sports concussion, for example. The results of a concussion are immediate and you’re going to suffer immediate pain, fogginess, and disorientation. You’ll be given medical treatment and have to sit for a recover period, but eventually, after a few days or weeks, you’ll be able to suit up and hit the field again.
What’s important to also consider, however, is damage after the fact. How’s your cervical spine after a concussion? Is there any rotation in your vertebrae? Do you have any subluxation in your spine? You can’t see these things, but they may exist after a concussion-induced trauma, which makes it important to visit a chiropractor for spinal imaging. What you might not be seeing are spinal issues that will set up long-term health problems!
The spine is central
You’re likely not going to think to connect your spine to an injury, unless of course it’s a back or neck injury. But, this doesn’t mean your spine isn’t affected in some way!
Let’s say you fall and break your leg hiking. You’ll get a cast and a recovery plan for your leg, but what you might not leave the hospital with is a plan for your spine. If you’re confined to a wheelchair or have to prop yourself up with crutches until the leg is healed, it could be causing misalignment in your spine.
Not being able to support the weight of your body and spine with two good legs means different parts of your body are now responsible for that task. And you can bet your spinal health is going to suffer from it!
Again, visiting a chiropractor after this type of injury means understanding what you can do to prevent prolonged health issues. You’ll be able to focus on healing your leg, without having to worry about repairing the damage that your spine will suffer in burdening this injury. It applies to most every part of your body!
Assess the true scope of an injury
If you’ve recently been injured, it’s important that you seek a chiropractic consultation quickly afterwards. Knowing how your spine has been affected or what duress is may suffer due to an injury means understanding what can be done to prevent or mitigate even more stress and pain.
The professionals at Symmetry Health Center in Alameda, CA are here to provide you with the information you need about your spine, through a comprehensive Chiropractic BioPhysics evaluation. We know that you, your spine, and your injury are unique, which is why we personalize every approach to determining its health and administering corrective care.
Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.