August 25, 2016

Motor Vehicle Accident Victims Find Relief with a Tallahassee Chiropractor

Posted in Articles tagged , , at 10:31 am by dennisfiorini

When you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, no matter how slow your vehicle was going or the circumstances there are three things you need to as soon as possible.

  • Seek medical attention
  • Call your attorney
  • See your chiropractor

It does not take a whole lot of pressure to push your spinal vertebrae out of position. A sudden pushing and pulling, of the spine and neck, start a domino effect with the rest of your body and the skeletal structure it supports.

It does not take too much to cause misalignment of your spine, something as simple as turning your body sideways to exit a car can cause misalignment of the spine if not done correctly. Did you know that there is a right and wrong way to exit your vehicle?

Now you can understand how a car accident can mess your back up. A misalignment of the spine applies puts pressure on the nerves running through the center of the spine.

Whiplash a Common Car Accident Injury

The neck is especially at high risk for injury even in a minor car accident. You only have to go five to ten miles per hour to cause some real neck problems in the form of a whiplash. A whiplash is most prevalent when another vehicle hits your car from behind. This kind of jerking of the neck causes injury to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Whiplash is a common occurrence in any motor vehicle accident. Most times the hospital or primary doctor tells you that the symptoms go away in a few day, and there is nothing you can do except weather the storm. But, too frequently symptoms do not go away and get worse.

Sometimes you may feel okay, pain-free, and the next day you feel like a truck ran over your body. Possible post-accident trauma is the reason you need to see a chiropractor even if you have no pain or visual injury after a car accident. Some symptoms you may see arise after your car accident is as follows.

  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Inability to move your neck to the left or right without a lot of pain
  • Blurred vision
  • Swelling in the neck, shoulder, and back
  • Dizziness
  • Headache

What to Expect at Your First Chiropractic Visit After Your Accident

  • Health assessment
  • Location of pain, duration of pain, type of pain
  • Spinal X-ray
  • Physical examination of the spine
  • Measurements of your range of motion of your extremities
  • Expect a series of appointments

Everyone who visits a chiropractor is individual in symptoms, pain, complaints, health issues, problems, and options for care. Your plan of care goes hand in hand with your unique, distinct self. Once your chiropractor sets your plan of care in motion, the doctor may appoint all or some of the following options for you, to help ease your pain.

  • Neck collar
  • Hot compresses
  • Cold compresses
  • Tens Units
  • Massage therapy
  • Exercises
  • Spinal adjustments

Years ago the chiropractic doctor was not recognized by the traditional medical community as a valuable asset. Within the last several years the chiropractor is shown sitting at the pinnacle of successful treatment options when traditional medicine fails to ease pain and suffering of the patient, except by invasive surgical procedures and drugs with its many side effects.

After an automobile accident you need to seek medical attention, contact an advocate, call your lawyer, and call your Tallahassee Chiropractic as soon as possible to make that first post-accident exam. Visit this Tallahassee chiropractor for up-to-date care options and healing. Do not delay one more day when possible.

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