Chiropractic Clinics of South Florida are Experts on How to Control Pain After a Car Accident
Dr. Garrett Weinstein who practices at 7 locations and is the pioneer of Chiropractic Clinics of South Florida realizes how busy we all were before COVID-19 with family and community obligations, but times have changed. We question where and why we are leaving the house and is it very important that we take a risk? The answer is YES because while we leave our security of home and being quarantined, there are times we must maintain our own wellbeing in order to take care of our responsibilities as well as our families. Chiropractic Clinics of South Florida respect the time you leave the safety of your home and family; however, if you are involved in a car accident during the COVID-19 you need extra special attention and the ability to get as a victim of someone else’s negligence with an attorney office that makes previsions to help you get the treatment you need to recover from your accident in a timely fashion. The attorneys of many local, regional, and statewide firms depend on a chiropractor’s office that takes quarantine seriously, which would be Chiropractic Centers of South Florida. The bottom line is that after a car accident you need to be able to receive treatment and still feel safe so that you can heal and get back to your normal way of living.
When you are in a car accident, the forces from the crash cause your body to experience more stress than usual. This additional stress can result in a number of soft tissue injuries, such as sprains, strains, contusions, tears and fractures, dizziness, headaches, vomiting, neck pain, mid and lower back pain, pain and numbness down the arms and feet, shoulder pain, knee pain, wrist pain, and hip pain. The symptoms of these injuries are sometimes obvious right after an accident. Other times, they may take a while to appear.
Regardless if you feel immediate or delayed pain, it is important to see a chiropractor after a car accident as soon as possible, this will help prevent further injury and allow you to quickly begin treatment. It also minimizes the risks that come with not seeing a doctor after a car crash. If you don’t see a doctor right away, insurance may not cover the expenses associated with your injury, you might wave the right to personal injury coverage, you may be unable to pursue legal action, or you might have health complications.
Chiropractic Clinics of South Florida provides several treatments that can help manage the pain that is a result of your car accident:
Physical Therapy – Physical Therapy (PT) is a form of treatment and care that aims to ease pain and help you function, move, and live better. Physical therapy sessions are designed to help you perform exercises and stretching that assist to strengthen your muscles and help in relieving pain. This is especially useful to help ease pain without medications, injections, or surgery. Physical therapy can shorten recovery time. It can strengthen your muscles and improve range of motion. Fortunately, with Chiropractic Clinics of South Florida can provide physical therapy in the same facility that you receive other facets of treatment listed below.
Chiropractic Treatment – After an accident, it is quite common to seek the help of a chiropractor. A chiropractor places an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustment and/or manipulation of the spine. Sudden impacts from auto accidents can cause misalignments of your spine and affect the nerves and muscles, which can cause severe pain. The adjustments that we provide help reduce pain and inflammation in order to decrease your recovery time. We ensure your vertebrae and extremity joints are aligned and able to function correctly. One of the techniques we use to do this is spinal decompression that works by gently stretching the spine over a period of several treatments. The idea is that the spinal decompression technique changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes the pressure off of the spinal disks by creating negative pressure in the disc, resulting in the bulging or herniated disks that may retract, taking pressure off the nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps to promote the movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal while reducing your pain.
Hot and Cold Pack – This is an easy treatment that can be utilized from just about anywhere. Surprisingly, the effects of hot and cold packs work wonders for fractures, sprains, soft-tissue injuries, swelling, and many other conditions. Ice is the initial recommended treatment for acute injuries, however, it is very beneficial during your recovery because after you receive therapy, regardless if it is physical therapy or a chiropractic adjustment because it is the best way to reduce swelling and control pain without medications. Moist heat is followed after receiving ice because it increases circulation and raises skin temperature.
Massages- Massage therapy in our offices use a variety of techniques to manipulate your joints and soft tissues to improve your body’s overall health. It involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body. Most chiropractors use massage therapy as a part of their practice. Massage therapy can relieve muscle pain and improve blood circulation.
Exercise – Although we know on a daily basis exercise is important for everyone’s health and well-being but can be especially useful when dealing with accident pain. As you heal, our chiropractors may recommend certain exercises and stretches that will build strength in injured muscles and improve your flexibility. Regardless if you are someone with a regular exercise regime or not, it is never too late to begin or improve on what activity you do. You should remember to start slowly and discuss any new activities with our dedicated and knowledgeable staff.
Our team of highly trained Chiropractors will work hand in hand with you, in order to provide you with all the necessary help you need during your accident recovery. Any serious accident injuries should be cared for before insurance or chiropractic care is considered. After emergencies are taken care of, it is best to notify your insurance and get to a chiropractor right away. The sooner you see one of our experienced staff of chiropractors in an office near you the better. Call us today at 877-881-4878 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, Dr. Garrett Weinstein, DC.