Posts Tagged ‘car accident injury’


How Chiropractic Care Can Help After an Accident

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

car-accident-injuryHow Important Is Chiropractic Care If You Have Been in a Car Accident?

Once major traumatic injuries such as broken bones, lacerations, contusions, and internal injuries have been ruled out by the EMTs it is equally as important to look at possible problems which have occurred in your musculoskeletal system. (Soft tissue damage and misalignment issues).

Often times following an accident your body may be in shock. It is producing dopamine and other chemicals in the brain in order for you to be able to function and you may not feel the damage, pain or soreness yet.

Though pain following a car accident can be felt anywhere in the body, the most common are neck injuries due to the way we are anchored into our vehicles. Though we are strapped in by the body, our heads have to remain mobile. When a car or truck is hit, your neck is whipped in one direction then back the other way. Hyperflexion-hyperextension injuries can affect the soft tissues in the neck as well as intervertebral discs and joint capsules.

Whiplash can be the result.

whiplash_injuryWhiplash may present itself in the following ways:
Neck pain and Back Pain
Arm pain or numbness
Inflammation
Dizziness
Nausea
Feeling like you may pass out
Lack of clear thought
Anxiety
Jaw issues

Even Depression can be a side effect from a whiplash injury.

Chiropractors are musculoskeletal specialists. Seeing one as soon as you are able to following an accident can help you to heal as expediently as possible while minimizing damage. They will perform a thorough exam and physical assessment including X-rays. If they feel you will benefit from an immediate adjustment they will do so at that time as well as set the best course of treatment going forward. After even a minor accident, the curvatures in the spine are straightened, especially the neck or cervical spine. The soft tissues may heal (often with scar tissue), but the spinal curvature remains straightened. Over time, this may cause osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease. This may be prevented if you get your spine evaluated after an injury.

(more…)

Possible Auto Accident Injury? What to Do Next

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

auto-accident-injuryWhat To Do When You’ve been Injured in an Auto Accident

Schedule An Appointment Right Away

If you have been involved in a car accident you should make an appointment for a thorough examination as soon as you can.

Often, individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents have minimal or no symptoms until several weeks after the accident.

It’s important to not only receive immediate treatment for any injuries sustained, but also to document the extent of the injuries, before too much time has passed.

Failure to obtain a timely evaluation or appropriate treatment for injuries sustained in a car accident may negate your ability to receive monetary compensation for any future medical bills, pain and suffering settlements, and compensation for work loss.

NOTE: The State of Florida requires that you be examined by a physician within 14 days of the automobile accident to qualify for PIP (personal injury protection) of your automobile policy.  Failure to do so will result in loss of your PIP coverage $10,000 to pay for your medical claims.

car-accident-auto-injury-factsWhen you first visit the Grappin Chiropractic Clinic, we will determine:

  • The extent of your injuries
  • The number of estimated treatments required to treat your injuries
  • If a referral to another medical specialist is required
  • If special tests are required (i.e. MRI, CT Scan, etc.)
  • If you need to take “injury time off” from work (and provide you with documentation for your employer)

The reason auto accident victims choose chiropractic care for treatment is simple – chiropractic care is exceptional in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, especially those involving the spine. Since the most common injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents are sprains and strains of the spinal muscles and ligaments, disc and nerve damage, it’s only natural that chiropractic care is the treatment of choice. (more…)