How Can Chiropractic Care Help With Auto Accident Injuries?

Consulting a chiropractor is always a smart move after having a car accident. A chiropractor can treat neck injuries / whiplash, back injuries, soft tissue injuries, and help you loosen stiff muscles after the vehicular accident occurs.

First off, you need to listen to your chiropractor after your auto accident. They are best able to diagnose your injuries and provide the most corrective treatment to help you heal.

The first step in healing after an auto accident is to realize that you need to see a chiropractor to help ease your pain, even if it appears days after your accident.  Remember, in the state of Florida, unless you initiate treatment within 14 days, you may forfeit your right to medical treatment. Please do not wait to call us, even if you are at fault

Over the last several years, a ton of research has been done proving that injuries can and do occur in low impact collisions. The most common injury is whiplash (or neck injuries). Whiplash was discovered to occur in sudden changes of speed of only 2.5 miles per hour, with minor back injuries also occurring.

While standards in automobile bumpers are made to withstand damage at five miles per hour, the human body does not withstand damage at this speed (or any speed for that matter). When a vehicle doesn’t absorb the force o the crash, the occupant of the vehicle does, leading to many forms of neck, back and spinal injuries. Often times, injuries incurred during an auto accident cannot be seen externally, such as soft tissue injuries (injuries to muscles, ligaments and discs) and can heal with scar tissue which can ache years later – yet the damage to the spine can lead to recurring headaches, neck pain, stiffness, chronic muscle tension and spasms, lower back pain, spinal disc degeneration, inflamed arthritis, sore and tight inflexible muscles, greater chance of repeat injury and aid in poor posture.

Delays in the onset of pain are also common. Joint injuries in auto accidents may cause post-traumatic osteoarthritis, which is a speeding up of the arthritis process and develops at an earlier age than in people who have not had traumas relating to automobile accidents.

There is never a good time to get injured in an automobile accident.   If you have an accident, please do not wait to call us, even if you are at fault.  Remember, there is often a lag in the onset of symptoms following an automobile accident.  You can loose considerable insurance coverage if you wait more than 14 days.   It’s overwhelming, for those injured, the way the Florida auto insurance works.  Bauman Chiropractic has been navigating through this maze of issues that you may be faced with for almost 60 years.  Call with any questions.  If we don’t know the answers we will find the answers.  We are a provider for all Florida automobile insurance carriers.  Florida is a no-fault state and your automobile insurance covers care in our office. 

Our doctors and staff will work diligently in an effort to restore your health and ease your mind during this stressful time.

source; Chiropractic Physicians of Las Vegas – http://www.finechiropractic.com

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