In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basic facts on ATV injuries and the kinds of symptoms they may pose. Such accidents can be just as dangerous as car collisions in some cases, and may lead to many of the same kinds of symptoms — but just like with car accidents, chiropractic care is often a key resource considered by those looking to deal with those symptoms.
At Apollo Chiropractic, we’re happy to offer the very best whiplash treatments and other car accident recovery solutions to clients throughout Salt Lake City. In today’s part two of our series, we’ll go over some of the specific ways that chiropractic treatments provide relief to those who have been in ATV or related off-roading accidents.
Decreasing Pain and Discomfort
Many people who come to us after an ATV accident are looking for pain relief above all else — and fortunately, chiropractic care excels at providing it. Chiropractors will work to adjust the spine and alleviate pressure on the nervous system, which can often be a major source of discomfort for those who have been in even minor accidents.
In some cases, we may also recommend certain exercises or stretches that can further help to reduce pain and discomfort. These are generally gentle and easy to perform, but they can make a big difference in how our patients feel on a day-to-day basis.
Increasing Range of Motion and Recovery Timeline
As we mentioned, ATV accidents can often lead to symptoms similar to those seen in car accident victims — including decreased range of motion in the neck and shoulders. Once again, chiropractic care provides an excellent solution, as adjustments and other treatments help to gradually increase range of motion over time.
This not only helps our patients feel better in the short-term, but also speeds up the overall recovery process and gets them back to their normal activities more quickly.
For many of our patients, the goal of treatment isn’t just to feel better — it’s also to be able to function at the same level they did prior to their accident. This may mean getting back to work, engaging in sports or other activities, or simply being able to perform everyday tasks without pain or discomfort.
Fortunately, chiropractic care can often help here as well. By restoring range of motion and reducing pain, chiropractic treatments can go a long way towards helping our patients get their lives back to normal.
If you or someone you love has been in an ATV accident, don’t wait to seek treatment — contact Apollo Chiropractic today. Our experienced team will work with you to develop a treatment plan that’s tailored to your specific needs, and we’ll do everything we can to help you recover quickly and completely.