Dealing with the multiple problems that arise from motor vehicle accidents can be very challenging. These include chiropractic/medical treatment, legal representation, insurance issues (regarding your vehicle and your health), documenting the permanency of your injuries and how they may impact the rest of your life.
The Citrus Chiropractic Group team can help with all these issues. We have been treating injured patients for a combined 50 years. This includes on-site x-rays, chiropractic care, physical therapy, massage therapy, referrals to specialists (pain management, orthopedists, neurologists etc.), referrals for MRI’s and other diagnostic tests used to document your injuries. We can also refer you to one of the many fine attorneys we work with and trust. And just as importantly, our staff will carefully steer you through the many insurance issues that arise.
Motor vehicle accidents, even when minor damage is done to your auto, can cause lifelong musculoskeletal problems. These issues can be much worse when not treated properly as soon as possible after the accident. The long term affect of this delayed or non-treatment can be permanent scarring in the soft tissue of the spine and premature degeneration of spinal joints and discs.
You may be asking why the emergency room staff did not say anything about this. Quite frankly, they are not trained to deal with treatment of soft tissues, spinal biomechanics and rehabilitation. That does not make them bad people. It just means that they are trained to save lives. They will make sure you do not have broken bones, or bleed to death, but that is the extent of the attention they provide. They have higher priority patients who need their help.
So, what should you do? Call us and make an appointment (795-5350). We will begin to guide you through this stressful and difficult process. Most significantly, we will start the healing process and reduce your pain as soon as possible!
- Why do I have pain in my arms and hands?
Because the nerves to the arms and hands exit the spine through the injured area of the neck, numbness and tingling are common. Even lower back pain can result directly from the trauma, or as a reaction to the loss of proper spinal curves.
- Why did my headaches start more than a week after my accident?
Whether you’ve been in an accident, stressed at work, or over-exerted yourself in the garden, your body is constantly adapting to the environment. When your capacity to adapt is exhausted, symptoms can appear. This can take days, weeks, months or years to occur.
- Will I ever be normal again?
Many chiropractic practice members report improved spinal function and a reduction of their symptoms. Those who delay seeking appropriate care often discover that scar tissue and long-standing spinal instability increases the recovery period.