How Chiropractic Care Can Treat an Auto Accident Injury
World Health Organization estimates that more than two million people suffer injuries or are disabled in auto accidents every year, so if you are involved in an auto accident, you are not alone. But just because it is common, doesn't mean that is any less important that you take care of yourself in the aftermath of an accident. That means as soon as you take care of the issue at hand, such as collecting evidence about the scene and filing a police report, you need to be checked for injuries. Increasingly, more and more people are choosing chiropractors to take care of their initial check and to treat a good many of their injuries. At Spine and Injury Associates in Central Florida, our chiropractic staff throughout our eight locations specializes in pain management for a variety of injuries and medical conditions. We are proud to serve Central Florida including Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Haines City, Plant City, Kissimmee, Poinciana, Winter Haven, and Ocala.
Why Chiropractic is a Good First Choice After an Auto Accident
If you are in an accident, you may not feel injured right away, and it can be tempting to try to get back to your life and deal with the damage done to your vehicle. However, getting checked for injuries is important, because adrenaline masks several injuries that you may start feeling later. At Spine and Injury Associates we have the diagnostic tools that can find a number of injuries before you even feel them, including soft tissue injuries, back injuries, neck injuries (including whiplash), and some spinal cord injuries. In most cases, we are able to follow through with treatment for your injuries but will refer you to another doctor if that is necessary. Either way, it is important to establish as a strong connection between an accident and an injury, in order to have the strongest possible case with the insurance company or any personal injury case you may choose to file.
Auto Injuries Commonly Treated
Chiropractic can help with many of the injuries commonly associated with car accidents, as well as pain management for sports injuries, work injuries, and various medical conditions.
- Soft Tissue Injuries - Soft tissues are commonly hurt when someone is in an auto accident, and are often felt in the extremities, including the hands and feet. What might start as soreness, can become a bigger problem if it is not attended to, leading to more consistent aches and a possible loss of mobility.
- Back Injuries - Treating back injuries are probably what chiropractors are most famous for, and plenty of these originate out of car accidents, including lower back pain or sciatic nerve pain that travels down the leg.
- Neck injuries - including whiplash, are also very common and are among the most likely to have a delayed onset. Not only is it better for insurance purposes to determine if whiplash is present, but it also makes the recovery from those injuries go more smoothly.
Your Pain Management Solution in Central Florida
If you have been in an auto accident, or are experiencing aches and pains for any reason, there is a good chance that a chiropractor can help. Spine And Injury Associates is located in eight communities throughout Central Florida including Orlando, Altamonte Springs, Haines City, Plant City, Kissimmee, Poinciana, Winter Haven, and Ocala. Contact us at 407-434-PAIN (7246) to learn more or to schedule an appointment.