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Ann Arbor Chiropractor Can Help with Winter Accidents
If you've slipped on ice or been in a car accident, you should see a chiropractor.
By: Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser
Slips and falls become more common in the wintertime due to snow and ice. While these falls may not feel serious, 1 out of 5 falls causes a serious injury, says the CDC. Falls can cause visible injuries like broken bones but can also leave invisible soft tissue injuries that can cause even more pain if not treated.
Car accidents also occur more often in the winter for the same reasons. When you get in an accident, your bones, soft tissue, and spine can be harmed. This can lead to muscle injuries, spinal misalignments, and even whiplash.
After a bad fall or car accident, go to the hospital first. If you notice your pain hasn't gone away, new muscle spasms, tenderness and numbness/tingling after being treated, these are signs of a back injury. For small accidents, see a chiropractor as soon as possible, even if you don't feel pain.
Untreated misalignments, soft tissue injuries, and whiplash can affect your range of motion and leave you with long lasting pain. The longer you put off treatment, the harder the pain will be to treat. The worst-case scenario is that you could need surgery to correct your injuries.
The great thing about chiropractic is that it's non-invasive. Dr. Thatcher will use his activator tool to correct misalignments in your spine. This can help reduce your pain, improve your range of motion, and also reduce inflammation, which helps your soft tissue injuries heal. Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser also uses a cold laser to help speed up the healing process for broken bones and concussions. Laser works by reducing inflammation and creating more energy in your cells that accelerates healing. Laser treatments are quick too, usually lasting about 10 minutes.
Be safe this winter! See Dr. Thatcher, your chiropractor in Ann Arbor (https://www.drthatcher.com/
About Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser: Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser's mission is to change lives by relieving pain. Dr. Bill Thatcher has been serving the Ann Arbor community in the same location for 36 years and is an expert using the Activator method of adjustment. Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser believes in fast, friendly, affordable care that takes walk-ins, has minimal paperwork, leverages the best technology, and treats their patients with love and respect. For attentive, compassionate care, visit Chiropractor Ann Arbor MI | Thatcher Chiropractic & Laser (drthatcher.com)