Many people who experience spine, back, and brain injuries develop conditions such as chronic headaches, back pain, neck pain, and stiffness, which can have a significant impact on their day-to-day quality of life. In more severe cases, these kinds of issues may even prevent a person from working or even being able to live independently. Fortunately, there are often many treatments available for these kinds of injuries, including chiropractic treatments. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions regarding chiropractic treatment.
Whether or not chiropractic treatment is effective is a difficult question to answer and depends on the type of injury, the patient, and whether the patient seeks other kinds of treatment as well. What we do know is that many patients who seek chiropractic treatment experience medical benefits. Of course, like all kinds of medical treatments, chiropractic treatment for certain types of injuries tends to produce better results than for others.
While many people who seek chiropractic treatment experience benefits after just a few sessions, others may require a longer period of treatment. Your chiropractor will be able to give you an idea of how long it may take to experience benefits, in his or her professional opinion.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries, and there is a demonstrated link between neck pain, dizziness and disequilibrium. For this reason, many people who experience untreated neck pain are at a higher risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury in a fall. According to a study published in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, patients who received chiropractic treatment for neck pain and cervicogenic dizziness showed a reduction in symptoms. As a result, people who receive chiropractic treatment may reduce their risk sustaining a TBI in a fall accident.
Anyone that has been injured in an accident should seek appropriate medical attention as soon as possible. In addition, it is important for victims to fully consider and explore all types of treatment for their injuries, including chiropractic treatment and physical therapy. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers, call the Ladah Law Firm, PLLC today at 702.252.0055.