If you live in Stuart, Palm City or Hobe Sound Florida, and are injured in a car accident here are 3 reasons to choose chiropractic care after a car accident. Car accidents can not only cause injury but anxiety as well. Even if your car accident was minor, your injuries could be serious, even life […]
When you live in Florida, chances are you or someone you know will be involved in a car accident.
Gentle chiropractic care is a unique form of chiropractic care that provide maximum benefit with minimal visits.
Chiropractors can effectively treat the musculoskeletal injuries common in car accidents. It’s important to see a chiropractor who is experienced working with the severe trauma that can result from even low impact car crashes.
After a car accident, many patients worry about getting adjusted. They’re already in pain and they fear that traditional chiropractic adjustments will just add to that pain. Gentle chiropractic care is a newer method of chiropractic care. It replaces high-velocity adjustments with low-velocity, low amplitude manipulations. It is performed with a gentle touch, targeting a specific area.
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Being in a car crash can be frightening. Even a seemingly minor fender bender can result in injuries that need treatment for the driver and/or passengers.1 Right after the crash, your body releases an adrenaline rush. This decreases your ability to feel pain, increases your strength, and sharpens your mental focus. You may refuse treatment at the scene only to wake up the next morning feeling intense pain.
Chiropractic care after a car accident
You should seek medical treatment after any car accident. Many serious injuries can take days – even weeks or months – to appear. That way your doctor can determine whether you suffered any serious injuries in the accident.
Scheduling an appointment with a medical professional within 14 days of your accident will “activate” your Florida PIP insurance benefits. For most injuries, you’ll know within this 2 week window whether or not you’re seriously injured.
The three most common car accident injuries are:
- traumatic brain injury (concussion)
- spinal cord injury
Serious Car Accident Injury #1 Whiplash:
Whiplash is a soft tissue neck injury that occurs when the neck snaps back and forth in a rapid motion. The pain may start immediately or it may take days to appear. 2 Symptoms can vary widely among individuals. Symptoms of whiplash include:
- neck pain
- numbness or tingling in the arms
- blurred vision
- sleep disturbances
- memory problems
- ringing in the ears
Soft-tissue injuries like whiplash can take a long time to heal. Without proper chiropractic treatment, whiplash can cause pain for years. Dr. Danielle will be able to tell you how serious your whiplas injury is and what to do (and what not to do) to help it heal.
Serious Car Accident Injury # 2 Traumatic Brain Injury:
Head injuries should always be taken seriously. What may seem like a mild injury – literally a “bump to the head” – can be lethal if there is undetected bleeding in the brain.
The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may appear immediately after the crash. Sometimes the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may not be noticeable for weeks. Some signs of a traumatic brain injury include
- trouble concentrating
- sleep disturbances
- repeated vomiting
- slurred speech
- decreased coordination
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury. According to Brainline, accidents that cause a concussion can be so minor that neither doctor nor patient makes the connection.
Dr. Danielle is often the first to diagnose traumatic brain injury in her patients. Many times her patients don’t recognize that these symptoms are signs of brain trauma.
Serious Car Accident Injury #3 Spinal Cord Injury:
Some of the most common signs of a spinal cord injury include
- breathing problems
- loss of bladder or bowel function
- loss of feeling in the arms or legs
- muscle weakness or paralysis in the trunk
- heart rate problems
- blood pressure problems
- or sexual dysfunction.
In the most severe cases, spinal cord injuries can lead to paraplegia, triplegia or quadriplegia.
Other Serious Car Accident Injuries
Whiplash, head trauma and spinal damage are by far the most life altering injuries caused by a car crash. The extreme forces of a car crash can cause other serious injuries. These include:
- broken bones
- fractured ribs
- internal bleeding
- herniated disc
- knee trauma
- shoulder trauma
Chiropractic care after a car accident can diagnose your injuries. If your injuries are beyond the scope of chiropractic care, Dr. Danielle will refer you to the appropriate medical specialist.
It’s important to seek medical care after any car accident.
It’s important to see a medical professional experienced working with trauma. For Florida car accident victims left in debilitating pain, a doctor of chiropractic can be a beacon of hope.
If you’ve been in a car accident, call 855-509-5400 to schedule your appointment.