If you live in Florida and have had a car accident, you are not alone. There are nearly 250,000 car accidents in Florida every year, according to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and 197,214 people suffered injuries from these crashes in 2009. These injuries often involve the musculoskeletal system to cause pain and poor function in bones, muscles and joints. Fortunately, our chiropractor at Shadowood Chiropractic Center can evaluate your injuries and develop a chiropractic treatment plan to help you get better.
See Our Boca Raton Chiropractor after Your Car Crash
After a trip to the emergency department to rule out internal damage or life-threatening injury, make an appointment with our Boca Raton chiropractor – even if you do not have any pain immediately after your accident. Some car accident injuries, especially whiplash, do not present symptoms for the first few hours or sometimes even the first few days after the crash. Our auto accident chiropractor can detect injuries early, before symptoms develop, as early detection and treatment can greatly improve outcomes.
If you already have pain or stiffness, our car accident chiropractor Dr. Allan DellaBella can determine the underlying cause of your symptoms then develop a personalized treatment plan to address them. Your appointment will start with a thorough diagnostic evaluation.
Common car crash injuries and treatments
Common car crash injuries include:
- Misalignment of the spine
- Herniated disk
- Compressed nerves
- Muscle strain and sprain
These injuries can cause a variety of uncomfortable symptoms, including:
- Soft tissue pain
- Joint problems
Without treatment, many of the symptoms associated with car crash injuries can grow worse to cause chronic pain and disability later on. Early treatment by our chiropractor can reduce your risk for accident-related pain later in life. Because it does not involve surgery or risky pain pills, chiropractic care is one of the most effective ways to treat symptoms resulting from a car accident.
Spinal Adjustments and Other Treatments after an Auto Accident
Depending on what injuries our chiropractor finds, he may suggest spinal adjustments and chiropractic care, massage therapy and other treatments.
Spinal adjustments can help alleviate pain and stiffness associated with misalignment of the spine. Our chiropractor can perform manual adjustments using controlled force to move the bones of the spine back into place, thereby relieving discomfort. Spinal adjustments can also ease the long-lasting symptoms of whiplash, which can make working, sitting or standing, or sleeping through the night difficult.
Massage therapy can ease muscle spasms common after auto injuries. Massage stimulates circulation to promote healing to muscles, bones and joints affected by the car crash.
If you have been in a car accident, make an appointment with our Boca Raton chiropractor. With early detection, prompt treatment and appropriate follow-up care, you can overcome the pain and disability you are experiencing after your auto accident.