Accidents alter the body's structure.
Structure is directly related to function and health.
Chiropractic addresses and corrects the structure.
- Dr. David A.Spring
At Spring Chiropractic, we understand the variety of injuries one can receive in a motor vehicle collision. Auto accident injury can lead to constant headaches, neck pain, back pain, arm and leg numbness or weakness, and years of debilitating pain. It's thought by many that whiplash is only a soft tissue injury. It is not. Medical studies have proven that it's also spinal joint injury. We understand this type of spinal joint injury is often over-looked by traditional medicine and even physicians within the hospital emergency department. ER doctors typically x-ray only for possible fractures or life-threatening injuries. Chiropractors are uniquely qualified to address the soft tissue or sprain/strain "Whiplash" injury as well as manage it appropriately. Dr. Spring's years of experience with auto accident injury, whiplash sprain/strain, spinal disc bulges, and joint injury will provide you with the best of care needed as you heal. Typically, during the first few weeks of active care most auto accident patients receive only soft tissue therapy. Then and only when appropriate will spinal joint therapy or spinal realignment be offered. In addition, diagnostic testing and/or referral to the appropriate medical specialist may also be recommended if injury to the body or spine warrants.
Healing Takes Time!
Many auto accident sprain/strain injuries are resolved within one to four months of active care. However, if more serious injury has been realized through diagnostic or orthopedic testing extra time and therapy may be needed to rehabilitate the spine and your injuries. A variety of in-office therapeutic modalities may be used in the treatment of your injuries, such as:
- Muscle Stimulation
- Ultrasound Therapy
- Spinal Traction
- Vibration Massage
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Spinal Joint Realignment
- Spinal Curvature Bracing
Florida State Law requires every insured vehicle to have personal injury protection (PIP) as part of the vehicles policy. This type of coverage pays health care and rehabilitative therapy costs up to a certain amount when you're injured in a motor vehicle collision. If you have been injured in an auto accident, don't worry. Once your accident claim is made, you can relax and let our insurance department manage the medical expenses along with the auto insurance company. Spring Chiropractic accepts personal health insurance, cash, as well as LOP's for unique auto accident circumstances. Moreover, if legal actions are needed, we work only with the best in the business. (Contact our office for a list of attorneys)
Motor Vehicle Injury Facts:
- 80% of motor vehicle head restraints are positioned incorrectly.
- Many injuries are caused by flying objects from within the vehicle.
- Whiplash can occur in 10-mph collisions without any vehicle damage.
- Whiplash affects the spinal joints of the neck as well as the soft tissue.
- Front-end auto accident collisions tend to cause more damage to the vehicle than to the occupant.
- Rear-end auto accident collisions tend to cause more damage to the occupant than to the vehicle.
- In most collisions, 60 - 70% of spinal damage is to the joints with 30% of the injury to the spinal discs or surrounding soft tissue.
- Chiropractic is the only proven effective treatment for chronic whiplash. Journal of Orthopedic Medicine 1999
By: Spine Research Institute of San Diego / U. S. Dept. of Motor Vehicle Safety
Spine Research Institute link: www.srisd.com
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