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Tallahassee, FL Auto Accidents and Long-Term Pain

Tallahassee, FL auto injury pain treatmentIf you live in Tallahassee, FL and you've been in a car crash, you need to know that you don't have to suffer from chronic pain.

Research Proves Chiropractic Helps With Chronic Pain after an Auto Injury

We work with many auto injury sufferers in our Tallahassee, FL office, and several of these men and women are experiencing chronic pain caused by an old accident. As a matter of fact, research shows that a significant percentage of rear-end collisions result in pain and disability even ten years after the initial injury.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is here to help you avoid developing chronic pain by helping to restore the natural function of your spine soon after a collision.

The most common causes of chronic pain are reduced mobility of your spine and the development of scar tissue in your spine. The ligaments of your spine can easily be harmed during a crash, and chiropractic works by minimizing inflammation and restoring normal movement.

We Can Help With Chronic Pain and Auto Injury Recovery

If you're near our Tallahassee, FL office, and you've been injured in a collision, don't wait to get treatment. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is here for you. Give us a call today at (305) 246-0056 for an appointment or for more information.

 

Tallahassee, FL Chiropractic Auto Accident Treatment

Tallahassee, FL auto injury recovery and treatment by  Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation CentersEvery year, there are millions of auto accidents in the world, and a significant number of people get hurt in a collision. While most accidents are "minor," chronic spine pain are still frequent health problems. The good news is that chiropractic care is a great way to correct these kinds of injuries.

We have helped many auto collision patients in our Tallahassee, FL office, and Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has been helping people with these types of problems since 1996. During a crash, your body is subjected to powerful forces that it simply wasn't built to handle. These forces place stress and strain on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can result in injury to the ligaments that hold your spine together. A collision can trigger a vast array of pain symptoms.

A ligament sprain in the neck can cause pain, swelling, and radicular problems in the arm and hand. Chiropractic care works well for these types of problems, because chiropractic concentrates on restoring the healthy function and flexibility of the injured structures.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers Can Help Clients Recover From an Auto Accident

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers, your Tallahassee, FL chiropractor, can help by reducing inflammation in the damaged area and can help decrease the formation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain and disability.

You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Learn more about how we can help you get well or call Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers today at (305) 246-0056.

 

Tallahassee, FL TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Tallahassee, FL TMJ Treatment by  Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation CentersJaw pain is a fairly typical problem reported by people after a car wreck, and it can be challenging for some physicians to find the root of the problem. Complicating the matter, many times you won't experience TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after a crash.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped many people with jaw pain after an injury, and the medical literature explains what triggers these types of problems. During a crash, the tissues in your spine are frequently stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve damage. This can clearly cause pain in the neck and back, but since your central nervous system is one functioning unit, irritation of the nerves can cause issues in other parts of your body.

For instance, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause prickling or pins and needles in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injury, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a collision are very common because of neck injury, and the jaw works the same way. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees this very commonly in our Tallahassee, FL office.

Research Supports Chiropractic Helps TMJ Pain After an Auto Accident

Research shows that the root of many jaw or TMJ symptoms starts in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck problem can resolve the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The key to resolving these symptoms is simple: Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers will work to restore your spinal column back to health, alleviating the inflammatory reaction, treating the injured tissues, and removing the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has found that jaw and headache symptoms often resolve once we return your spine to its healthy state.

If you reside in Tallahassee, FL and you've been injured in a crash, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers can help. We've been working with auto injury patients since 1996, and we can most likely help you, too. Give our office a call today at (305) 246-0056 for an appointment or consultation.

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What causes long-term pain after a car crash?

Tallahassee, FL auto injury treatmentOf the approximately 2 million rear-end collisions in the US annually, a significant number of people find themselves troubled with chronic pain and impairment. Some studies have shown that 1 out of 5 people are still in pain one year after an accident.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees many car crash cases in our Tallahassee, FL location, and we oftentimes see people who have been struggling for many years and have not been able to find help. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has great success in helping these patients.

The Cause of Chronic Pain

During a crash, the structures of your spinal column can be stretched or torn. The damaged area becomes swollen and irritated and transmits pain impulses to the spine and brain.

Pain tells your body that something is wrong, which tells the muscles in the damaged area to contract to protect the area from further harm.

If the trauma isn't treated immediately, a negative cycle develops. The damaged area keeps sending pain signals and each time, your nervous system responds. This creates a feedback loop in your nervous system that researchers refer to as "central sensitization." Your nervous system essentially becomes oversensitive to any kind of stimulus, leading to chronic pain.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is able to help this kind of condition, as chiropractic is a proven way to restore your nervous system's healthy functioning. Research shows that adjustments are successful at reducing pain from auto collisions and shows that chiropractic in fact has positive effects on the pain centers of the brain.

If you live in Tallahassee, FL and have been in a collision, you don't have to suffer with chronic pain. Give Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers a call today at (305) 246-0056 for a consultation or appointment.

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How Chiropractic Can Help You Avoid Chronic Auto Injury Pain

Over 2 million people are hurt each year in automobile accidents in the U.S. While most people are able to heal from their injuries fairly quickly, too many people are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Tallahassee, FL office. Thankfully, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is here to help you recover from your auto injury.

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was carried out on 28 individuals diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic care and 93 percent of them experienced pain relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic care is a great way to avoid chronic pain after a crash.

It's important to remember that studies have also found that delaying care after a car crash can negatively affect healing time, so getting in to see Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers as soon as possible is key to having a speedier recovery.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Tallahassee, FL office today for more information or an appointment.

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Tallahassee, FL Neck Pain and Car Accidents

Neck pain is a common symptom after a car accident, and it's something that Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees often in our Tallahassee, FL office. The key to recovering from neck pain caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after a car crash. During even a low velocity collision, your head is subjected to extremely rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can suddenly weigh 80 or more pounds. This force exerts a serious strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. The bones of your spinal column are held together with strong bands of tissue called ligaments, and these ligaments provide stability for your neck. These ligaments can be sprained during a car crash, just as the ligaments in your ankle can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.

When you experience a sprained ligament, the injured tissues become inflamed and sore, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing movement in the injured area, which helps the tissues heal and helps minimize scar tissue.

Let us help you recover from neck pain. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped many patients with the same problem, and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (305) 246-0056 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Headache and Car Crashes

We treat many car accident cases in in our Tallahassee office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is headache. The key to recovering from headache caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.

There are many different kinds of headache. Headache that's triggered by a car crash, though, usually begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the neck. In a crash, the neck muscles can be torn, which results in swelling and soreness. These kinds of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the forehead.

Another frequent cause of pain after a collision that we see in our Tallahassee office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is very common after a crash, and it's important to get treatment for this type of problem to avoid the development of scar tissue.

Chiropractic is an effective way to treat headaches, including those triggered by auto injuries. Your chiropractic doctor will help reduce the swelling and strain in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is here in Tallahassee, FL to help you recover from headache. We've been helping patients since 1996 and we can probably help you, too. First, we'll do a careful evaluation to establish the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (305) 246-0056 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Car Crashes

We work with many auto injury cases in in our Homestead office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is thoracic outlet syndrome. Why is thoracic outlet syndrome such a common condition after an auto injury? How can chiropractic care help you recover?

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that pass through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These vessels don't have a lot of room, so they pass underneath and through the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a collision, these muscles can be stretched and strained. If injured, the muscles become swollen and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which limits motion and puts stress on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Homestead Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has been helping patients in Homestead since 1996, so we know what you're experiencing. We're here to help you, too. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers will first determine what's causing your pain and then work to restore your body to its natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (305) 246-0056 to make an appointment.

 

Back Pain and Auto Injury

If you are suffering from back pain after a car crash, you're not alone. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers sees this type of condition frequently in our Homestead office. Why is back pain such a common symptom after a car accident? How can chiropractic care help you heal?

During a rear-end motor vehicle accident, your car and car seat are rapidly accelerated forward against your body. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curvature of your spinal column, the car seat can put inconsistent pressure on your back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential movement can sprain or strain the tissues that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Thankfully, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers is here in Homestead to help you recover from back pain. We've been helping patients since 1996 and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (305) 246-0056 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Shoulder Pain and Car Accidents

We work with many auto injury cases in in our Homestead office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is shoulder pain. Let's look at why shoulder pain is commonly experienced after an auto injury and see how your chiropractor can help you heal.

There are at least two ways that you can get shoulder pain after a crash: by direct trauma to the shoulder joint or by radiating pain from the neck.

Direct damage can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard object in the car during the impact, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end collision. With this type of trauma, you'll often be aware of the pain soon after the crash.

More commonly, Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers finds that shoulder or arm pain does not immediately appear after a collision, but begins a few days or weeks after the accident. This type of shoulder pain actually starts in the cervical spine. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can squeeze nerves in your neck, causing numbness, tingling, or soreness in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've treated many types of shoulder problems in our Homestead office. This treatment involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Let us help you recover from shoulder pain. Florida Wellness & Rehabilitation Centers has helped many people with the same condition, and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Give our office a call today at (305) 246-0056 to make an appointment.