Finding Relief After a Car Accident Without Drugs or Surgery

Dr. Beau Pierce

Even if you don't feel immediate pain following a car accident, you may be temptedto think you don’t have a problem. However, waiting too long to seek care has been shown to increasethe chances that you'll need more aggressive interventions later, so finding relief from pain soon after acar accident without drugs is important.

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Screech. Bam. Uh-oh... you've been involved in a car accident. Your day has been thrown upside down,and a million thoughts are racing through your head.

If you don't feel immediate pain, you may be tempted to think you don’t have a problem - but waiting toolong to seek care has been shown to increase the chances you'll need more aggressive intervention later.

With the stress of an accident, calling the insurance company, getting a car repaired, etc. - it's notuncommon for people to make the mistake of putting their health and well-being last on the to-do list.

Why it Matters:

Taking the right action steps as quickly as possible after a car accident can make a huge difference inyour overall health and healing.

Without a proper diagnosis and treatment, your body may begin to "heal" with more scar tissue thannecessary. What’s more, trying to live "around" your injuries can cause additional stress on other parts ofyour body, which can lead to additional injuries.

Research has shown that active care involving range of motion, mobility, and strengthening exercises caneffectively reduce pain.

To give yourself the best chance to find relief without the need for drugs or surgery, we recommend 3simple steps...

  1. Get an evaluation - a complete evaluation can provide you with an accurate diagnosis andtreatment plan.
  2. Begin receiving care - after reducing inflammation, movement-based techniques are oftenrecommended to help you regain your quality of life.
  3. Stay consistent - getting well is a process and staying consistent with your care will help you toheal as quickly as possible.

Next Steps:

There's no way around it - auto accidents aren't fun.

However, with the right healthcare team, you can get back to your full life and activities without the needfor drugs or surgery.

The key is in sticking to the 3 steps above.
This simple plan will give you the best chance to get well quickly and stay well for years to come!

Science Source(s):

The Effectiveness of Conservative Management for Acute Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD) II. PLOSOne. 2015.

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