Nobody leaves their house in the morning assuming that they are going to be involved in an auto accident; however, an accident can happen at any time. Regardless of whether the accident was a minor fender bender or a multi-car pileup, an injury is always a possibility. There are numerous injuries that someone might sustain and it is important for everyone to know what to do in the event of an accident. Fortunately, the helpful team from Lions Chiropractic & Injury P.A. is here to answer some of the most common questions that residents of the Orlando and Winter Park, FL area might have.
Chiropractic care is a natural, non-invasive approach to healthcare that focuses on correcting abnormal joint motion and altered body mechanics (misalignments) in the spine and restoring proper movement and function to the nervous system. Auto accidents can cause injuries, including whiplash, back pain, and joint pain. Chiropractic care can help by addressing these issues at their source rather than simply masking the symptoms with medication.
Whiplash is a common injury when the head is suddenly jerked forward and then back, causing the neck to hyperextend. This can result in muscle strains, ligament sprains, and damage to the spinal discs. A chiropractor can help by performing gentle adjustments to gradually improve spinal movements (realign) the spine and reduce inflammation in the affected area.
Yes, chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment option for auto accident injuries as long as the treatment intensity is non-aggressive and gradually increases as the patient recovers. However, it’s essential to choose a licensed and experienced chiropractor who has experience working with patients who have been in car accidents.
It’s a good idea to seek chiropractic care as soon as possible after an auto accident, even if you’re not experiencing any immediate symptoms. Many injuries, such as whiplash, may not present symptoms until several days or weeks after the accident.
During your first chiropractic appointment, our chiropractor will perform a thorough physical exam and ask about your symptoms and medical history. We may also order X-rays or other imaging tests to help diagnose your condition. Based on this information, we will create a customized treatment plan to address your needs.
The length of time it takes to recover from auto accident injuries with chiropractic care varies depending on the severity of the injury, past injuries, the health of the patient, and other factors. However, many patients experience relief from their symptoms after just a few treatments.
Some patients may experience mild soreness or discomfort after their chiropractic treatments, but these side effects are usually temporary and mild. Any time the body experiences a new stimulus, soreness can occur, especially following an injury when the body is very guarded and has physical anxiety. This is why treatment should be non-aggressive in the beginning.
Yes, chiropractic care can be combined with other treatments, such as physical therapy, massage therapy, pain management, and medication, to provide a comprehensive approach to healing.
Yes, in Florida, personal injury protection coverage is mandatory, so chiropractic care is covered by auto insurance. However, you must be seen by a licensed chiropractor or medical doctor within 14 days of the accident. Also, checking with your insurance provider for specific coverage is wise.
No, you can see the chiropractor without a referral. However, keeping your primary care physician informed of any treatments you are receiving is always a good idea. The chiropractor will be happy to send or receive information to and from your primary care physician.
Yes, chiropractic care can help with joint pain caused by auto accidents. Chiropractic care can help improve joint mobility and reduce pain by realigning the spine (improving joint motion and balance) and reducing inflammation.
Spinal decompression is a non-surgical treatment that uses gentle traction to stretch the spine and relieve pressure on the discs. This can help reduce pain and improve function in patients with auto accident injuries, such as herniated discs. An examination will determine if spinal decompression is right for you.
A herniated disc occurs when the soft jelly-like material inside the spinal disc moves out of its normal position within the tougher outer layer, causing pain and discomfort. Chiropractic care can help by reducing pressure on the affected disc and realigning the spine, allowing the body to heal naturally with improved balance.
Can chiropractic care help with numbness and tingling in the limbs caused by auto accidents? Yes, chiropractic care can help with numbness and tingling in the limbs caused by auto accidents. By addressing misalignments in the spine that may be compressing nerves, chiropractic care can help improve nerve function and reduce these symptoms.
While chiropractic care and physical therapy can effectively treat auto accident injuries, they approach treatment differently. Chiropractic care focuses on realigning the spine and improving nervous system function by focusing on specific joints of the spine and extremities, while physical therapy focuses on improving strength and flexibility by focusing on regional parts of the body.
Yes, chiropractic care can improve headaches caused by auto accidents indirectly by realigning the spine and reducing tension in the neck and shoulders. Chiropractic care can help reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches.
The frequency of chiropractic visits for auto accident injuries varies depending on the severity of the injury and the patient’s needs. Your chiropractor will create a customized treatment plan that involves frequent visits initially, followed by less regular visits as your condition improves. We will conduct a reexamination on the 12 visits and reassess our treatment plan.
Yes, chiropractic care can be effective and safe for children with auto accident injuries. However, choosing a chiropractor with experience working with children and who uses gentle techniques appropriate for their age, size, and health status is essential.
While chiropractic care cannot prevent future accidents, it can help improve overall body function and reduce the risk of injury in the event of future accidents. Injuries usually occur at vulnerable, weak spots in your body, those areas would not be so weak if a qualified chiropractor had worked on you recently.
Yes, chiropractic care is safe and effective for pregnant women with auto accident injuries. However, your chiropractor will take special care to use safe techniques for you and your baby, depending on the stage of your pregnancy. The first trimester is the most demanding.
You can start by asking friends and family or for a friendly referral or by searching online for chiropractors in your area who have experience treating auto accident injuries. Be sure to check their credentials and read reviews from other patients before making an appointment. You should treat yourself in a place that makes you feel comfortable.
You should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing to your chiropractic appointments for auto accident injuries. Avoid wearing anything restricting movement, or you will not feel comfortable.
While chiropractic care is not a treatment for PTSD, it can help reduce physical symptoms related to auto accidents, such as pain and tension, which does indirectly help improve overall well-being and reduce symptoms related to PTSD.
The length of time you will need to continue chiropractic care for auto accident injuries varies depending on the severity of the injury and the health status of the patient. Your chiropractor will work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs.
Yes, chiropractic care can help with sciatica pain caused by auto accidents. By realigning the spine and reducing pressure on the nerves in the lumbar spine that become the sciatic nerve, chiropractic care can reduce pain and improve function in the lower extremities.
You should notify your chiropractor immediately if you experience new symptoms after starting chiropractic care for auto accident injuries. They may need to adjust your treatment plan or refer you to another healthcare provider if necessary. While some mild to moderate soreness after beginning a new physical activity is normal.
While chiropractic care is not a treatment for emotional trauma, it can help improve overall well-being and reduce physical symptoms related to auto accidents, which indirectly help relieve emotional distress.
Chiropractic care can be an essential component of a comprehensive treatment plan for auto accident injuries, working in conjunction with other treatments such as physical therapy, massage therapy, and medication to provide a holistic approach to healing.
Chiropractic care for auto accident injuries involves more frequent visits for a few weeks and focuses on addressing specific injuries related to the accident. Regular chiropractic care usually focuses more on maintaining overall spinal health and wellness.
To avoid auto accident injuries in the future, always wear your seatbelt while driving, avoid distracted driving, and practice defensive driving techniques such as scanning the road ahead and keeping a safe following distance.
There are several common injuries that someone might suffer in an auto accident. In addition to the common bumps and scrapes, whiplash is also very common. This happens when the neck snaps back and forth quickly, causing stress to the cervical ligaments. This can manifest as a stick, painful neck that makes it hard for people to turn their head from side to side. Another common injury is a herniated disc, which happens when the cushion between the vertebrae pops. This can lead to shooting pains down the arms and legs.
Yes! These injuries can lead to chronic pain that might last for days, weeks, or even months. Sometimes, the pain doesn’t show up until sometime after the accident, making it hard for people to tie their discomfort to an accident that happened in the past. This pain can make it hard for someone to go to work, attend school, or even get out of bed in the morning. Because of this, it is vital for everyone to receive the proper treatment for their injuries.
When someone has been involved in a motor vehicle collision, it is important to receive treatment as quickly as possible. This means taking a visit to a trained chiropractor. Whether it is a back injury, a neck injury, or even an issue with shooting pains, a trained chiropractor has tools to make someone feel more comfortable. By performing an adjustment of the spine, individuals can leave the office feeling much better.
Auto accidents can cause serious injuries affecting your life and overall health. However, knowing there is hope for recovery and healing after an accident is essential. At Lions Chiropractic & Injury, we are here to help you navigate the aftermath of an auto accident and provide the care and treatment you need to get back on track.
Our team has extensive experience in treating auto accident injuries and can provide you with the personalized care and attention you deserve. From whiplash to back pain, we have the expertise to address various injuries and help you achieve optimal health.
We understand that seeking medical treatment after an accident can be overwhelming and stressful, so we strive to make the process as smooth and comfortable as possible for our patients. We take the time to listen to your concerns, thoroughly evaluate your condition, and create a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, don’t wait to seek the care and attention you need. Delaying treatment can lead to long-term health issues and chronic pain. Contact Lions Chiropractic & Injury today and let us help you take the first step towards recovery.
We believe everyone deserves to live a pain-free and healthy life, and we are committed to helping our patients achieve that goal. Our team is dedicated to providing high-quality chiropractic care that restores function and promotes healing. Let us help you return to doing what you love and living life.
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