How To Care For Yourself After A Car Wreck in Farmington

How To Care For Yourself After A Car Wreck in Farmington

Car Accident Treatment in Farmington

Accidents happen, but you don't have to suffer through the pain without help, Desert Hills Chiropractic in Farmington has you covered.

Even though the first thing you think of to make the pain more bearable is NSAIDS/non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatories (like Ibuprofen or Aleve),

You should reconsider.

Taking NSAIDS to minimize inflammation, actually STOPS the healing process.


You DO NOT want that.

If a car accident occurs, here's what to do in the first 72 hours at home.

It's important.

Always follow your doctor's recommendation, and consult them before starting any course of care.

Instead of NSAIDS, take 3000 mg of Vitamin C. At that dose it has a healthy anti-inflammatory effect, but does not hinder healing.

It also helps tissue regeneration.

Huge plus!

Which means muscles, tissues and tendons will heal better and faster!

Who wouldn't want that?!

Use some ice. Ice is easily accessible.

On your neck use ice for about 10 minutes per hour. For bigger areas such as your low back use ice for up to 20 minutes.

DO NOT over ice or use heat, this will cause too much swelling!

Lastly, stay hydrated! Go out and get water that's full of electrolytes, it gives your body sodium, magnesium and potassium.

That will minimize cramping and flush out toxins.

These are our most helpful tips for caring for yourself at home after an auto accident.

This is what we recommend to most of our injury patients.

Drive safe out there everyone!

And if you do get into an accident, our team at Desert Hills Chiropractic in Farmington is here to help, whether or not you have an attorney.

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Desert Hills Chiropractic
1700 North Butler Avenue
Farmington, NM 87401
(505) 634-9225