You’ve been in a car accident. You seem to be okay, but a few days after the initial accident, you’re starting to feel a lot of pain and discomfort. This isn’t uncommon. When you visit one of our chiropractors at Back To Mind, we’ll talk to you about your pain and potential auto injuries. We’ll create a customized auto injury treatment plan to address them. It is always our goal to ensure you have the best level of care available to you.
The body is impacted significantly during an auto accident of any type. Though you may not have visible injuries initially, your spinal column is likely taking the brunt of the accident. The jarring, forceful movement of your body during this type of accident, causes misalignment and damage to the ligaments, muscles, and joints in the spinal column. This is especially true of rear-endings, where your body and head move forward rapidly and spring back quickly.
You may experience:
If you are experiencing these symptoms, contact our team to discuss treatment options. This type of damage does not go away on its own.
At Back To Mind, we offer a wide range of treatment options to address these concerns. You’ll always receive a customized treatment plan that addresses the pain and injuries you have. Treatment options may include:
With the use of gentle, but forceful chiropractic techniques, we can realign the spinal column to reduce the pressure on the nerve roots. Chiropractors use non surgical and no drugs.This method aims to correct the underlying cause of your pain – the misalignment of the spinal column’s vertebrae. This is a common cause of pain after a vehicle accident.
We also need to help your body to begin moving again in the proper manner. We’ll teach you corrective exercises that work to strengthen and correct the underlying cause of your pain. Muscles and connective tissues can be put back in alignment using this type of care.
Perhaps one of the most important types of care after an auto accident is massage therapy. Your body’s muscles and ligaments are often inflamed from being pull and stretched out of place from the movement of your body after an accident. With this treatment, we speed up your body’s natural healing ability by increasing blood flow to the injured areas.
Even if you think you are okay, come in to see our chiropractors located in Pompano Beach, Tamarac, Coral Springs, and Hollywood at Back To Mind for an evaluation. Our auto injury treatment will provide you with a holistic way to simply feel better and to heal properly. Call us for an appointment.
What Types of Injuries Are Sustained During an Auto Accident?
Auto accident injuries cause many kinds of injuries simultaneously. In addition to lacerations, fractures, and internal injuries, you can sustain any number of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. Whiplash is a notable example. A sudden jolt to the body causes the head to “whip” upward and downward, straining neck muscles, pinching cervical nerves, and throwing your cervical spine out of alignment. Impacts on the lower back can cause lumbar vertebrae to shift and discs to herniate, causing back pain and sciatica. Twisting of the torso beneath your seat restraint can damage your thoracic spine and push ribs out of position.
What Should I Do After an Auto Accident?
You should always schedule a physical evaluation after an auto accident, whether you believe you have been injured or not. Some injuries are so subtle that they might go unnoticed at first, especially if the shock of the accident has released large amounts of stress hormones into your bloodstream. This effect can delay the onset of painful symptoms. Trust your commons sense, not your symptoms (or lack thereof).
How Soon Should I Seek Treatment for an Auto Accident Injury?
The sooner you seek treatment for an auto accident injury, the better. Our Chiropractors highly recommend that you receive your evaluation the same day as your injury if it all possible. If you leave a musculoskeletal injury untreated for long, the tissues may develop excessive accumulations of scar tissue known as adhesions. These adhesions can “glue” adjacent muscles, tendons, and fascia together, making motion painful or impossible.
Who Can Treat Auto Accident Injuries?
Emergency room doctors or your family physician may be able to treat the more acute or obvious auto accident injuries, and you may need to receive first aid or emergency treatment from these professionals. But you also need to see our chiropractor, Dr. Abramson, so he can check your spine and extremity joints for signs of misalignment — a problem that your other doctors won’t be able to address adequately.
Is Chiropractic Care Effective for Auto Accident Injuries?
Chiropractic care is highly effective for the treatment of auto accident injuries such as whiplash. By adjusting your spinal and/or extremity joints, chiropractors can take pressure away from nerves, relieving neuromuscular issues, while also easing joint pain and restoring normal range of motion. Spinal decompression therapy can enhance chiropractic care by treating herniated disc problems. Our doctors can also prescribe massage therapy and corrective exercises to suit your individual needs.
Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe for Auto Accident Injury Sufferers?
Chiropractic treatment is an extremely safe form of auto accident injury treatment — in fact, it offers greater safety than some other treatment methods can provide. Our precise, expert adjustments simply bring your body back to its natural state of alignment. Our all-natural approach also means you can avoid the problems associated with painkilling drugs (addiction, interaction with other medications, and impaired alertness) or major surgery (additional tissue damage, infection or complication risks, and lengthy recuperation times).
More Auto Accident Injury Doctor Questions
Finding the solution to your injury dilemma is easy when you have the support and guidance of our skilled auto accident injury doctor at Back to Mind Chiropractic. Call our Pompano Beach, Tamarac, Coral Springs of Hollywood FL office today to schedule that all-important evaluation. We’re happy to answer all of your questions — and to help you enjoy optimal recovery from your injuries!
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