Emergency Chiropractor Near Me
Sudden injuries can be painful.
So can waiting for hours at A&E. But what about a chiropractor? London Wellness Centres (LWC) explain why an emergency injury doesn’t necessarily mean a visit to the emergency room.
There’s nothing worse than waking up in severe pain or finding your back has seized up during the night and you can’t get out of bed.
What if your morning run turned out to be more eventful than planned and you turned your ankle?
It’s all about timing!
Sometimes, time can be a major factor in determining the severity of an injury. Sports injuries, in particular, often require immediate attention and, sometimes, getting a minor injury looked at quickly can stop it from turning into a major injury. Seeing a chiropractor could lessen the negative impact of an injury on your joints.
But, when it happens, people often baulk at going to Accident and Emergency or think they need to see a medical doctor before anyone else. At LWC we want people who have been injured to think “I need to see a chiropractor near me – as soon as possible.” In fact, we offer a free call with one of our experienced chiropractors to discuss any concerns you have. We think you’ll be hard pressed to find a local chiropractor who offers this service, which could be just what you need to help you decide your next course of action.
But, if time is of the essence, we can almost always offer a same-day appointment and we’re open long hours to cater for people who are working themselves, have childcare issues, or any other personal matter which makes making appointments difficult.
Part of our approach to treating an injury is to try to prevent, or minimise, the chances of it recurring. To achieve this, we will look carefully at your symptoms as well as carrying out a full medical check to find out whether there is a weakness in the area concerned. Of course, we’ll act quickly to alleviate your pain but we’ll also be very focused on avoiding that pain coming back.
Are you stuck?
One very common injury which would certainly be helped by visiting a chiropractor is back pain. In the event that you have lifted something too heavy or slept awkwardly, the pain you experience is likely to be ‘simple’ or ‘mechanical’ back pain. Because a chiropractor deals with all aspects of pain, including musculoskeletal, they would be able to provide instant help with this type of injury. In the event of back spasms, treatment is needed quickly to allow the patient to regain mobility. In this case, an emergency trip to the chiropractor is most likely to be the fastest way to treatment.
So, what are the important points to note about seeing an emergency chiropractor?
- Time is often important when treating unexpected injuries. Quick, effective treatment will reduce the impact of an injury.
- You don’t need a referral to see a chiropractor, you can approach us directly for an appointment.
- Chiropractors can ease existing pain and also treat you to minimise recurrence.
Other Useful Information
Treating a Trapped Nerve
A trapped nerve occurs when there is too much pressure on a nerve, or the surrounding area. The central nervous system is protected by the spine, which ensures the body’s overall stability. A trapped nerve in the back, shoulder or neck is usually caused by a nerve that’s been damaged, usually because pressure has been placed on the nerve by the surrounding bones, cartilage, tendons or muscles.