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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.

Sources

  • Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
  • Dies S & Strapp J. (1992, September). Chiropractic treatment of patients in motor vehicle accidents: a statistical analysis. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 36(3), 139-145.
  • Woodward M et al. (1996, November). Chiropractic treatment of chronic 'whiplash' injuries. Injury, 27(9), 643-645.
 

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.