You have been injured in an automobile accident, bicycle accident, slip and fall or some other mishap and now you have been recommended to see a Doctor of Chiropractic Sciences, or D.C.. Many who have not been involved in the recovery from such incidents might not understand the importance and effectiveness of a good chiropractic treatment plan. Those who have experience in such treatment plans have advice for those who are starting or are involved in chiropractic therapies.
- ENVIRONMENT COUNTS- Chiropractic care is based on holistic theories that the human body is an ecologically and biologically unified organism. There is a direct relationship between what goes on in the body and what surrounds the body. We are encouraged to evaluate our personal lives and what we do with and take into our bodies. It is important to understand this relationship and take mental note of what stressors we place our body in.
- ATTITUDE COUNTS- For a patient to be successful in recovery from an accident, it is very important for that patient to want to get better. It may sound odd, but there are some who deal with these injuries in a way that makes them not want to get better. Study after study have shown that a positive mental attitude, coupled with a desire for wellness, help an injured person in their recovery process using chiropractic care.
- RECOVERY REQUIRES EFFORT- Chiropractic care requires a patient to put forth a lot of effort in addition to the “feel good” adjustments and massages or whatever passive modality is on the menu. Physical rehabilitation requires the body to move, stretch and strengthen itself using proven methods. Lazy people do not recover well from injuries. Chiropractic care is a meeting of both these passive and active components, however, to be successful and have lasting effects on the body, a patient must put forth the effort to recover. This may hurt temporarily, but so do most things that make us stronger or better.
- FOLLOW YOUR DOCTORS INSTRUCTIONS- Chiropractic Doctors are trained for many years in the healing arts, they are vested in the belief that health promotions and reasoned recovery plans are part and parcel to a happy and satisfied patient. Your chiropractor is dedicated to assisting you in helping yourself along the road to wellness. You will be encouraged to live a life of healthy eating and healthy activities, accompanied by the chiropractic treatment plan. Together, these will bolster your ability to remain healthy once the acute symptoms from your accident become controlled and diminished.
Chiropractic care is one of myriad of therapy types that are available to injured persons, however, the holistic nature of chiropractic care is attractive to many who think of surgery or other medical procedures as a last resort. By following these 4 simple guidelines, someone injured in an accident may find relief that is both meaningful and sustainable from a chiropractic treatment plan. Successful rehabilitation with a reduction in the painful effects of injury is a journey not a destination, your chiropractic doctor will assist you on the road to recovery and assist you on the highway of health and prosperity in the future.