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If you had to describe an auto accident on a single word, that word might be "trauma" -- not just emotional and financial trauma, but also physical trauma in the form of auto injuries. Back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain and an array of other debilitating issues can keep impacting your life long after your vehicle slammed to a halt. For prompt, safe pain relief and optimal recovery in Spring Hill or Hudson Florida, you need to turn to the experienced team at Family Chiropractic Center for Wellness.
It doesn't take much more than the gentlest bump or jolt to send a great deal of force from your vehicle to your body, thanks to the momentum generated by suddenly stopping such a heavy object. Since your musculoskeletal system is articulated by many joints and supported by soft tissues, it will bend and flex with the impact, often well past its limits. Whiplash is a case in point. When your head whips back and forth at high speeds due to an impact, the muscles and connective tissues in the neck are strained, producing stiffness and pain. The joints that connect the cervical vertebrae can be thrown into subluxation (misalignment), limiting their ability to function, while herniated cervical discs press against nerve roots to cause arm pain, headaches, dizziness and a host of other symptoms.
Any part of the spinal column can be damaged in an auto accident. Thoracic spinal misalignments and muscle strains are common auto injuries that result from the upper body twisting underneath the safety harness. Excessive twisting or other force can also encourage herniation of the lumbar discs, pinching the sciatic nerve to cause sciatica (leg pain, lower back pain, tingling/numbness of the feet and so on).
As much discomfort as your symptoms may be causing you, at least they're warning you that you need help. Some people count themselves lucky to walk away "unhurt" when in fact their symptoms have merely been delayed by shock and adrenaline. Never assume that everything is fine -- see your chiropractor at Family Chiropractic Center for Wellness (Dr. Dahmer, Dr. Patel or Dr. Del Grosso) immediately for an evaluation. Digital x-rays and other diagnostic techniques can reveal the extent of the damage, at which point we can respond with:
We can combine multiple natural healing modalities in a personalized recovery plan to rehabilitate your specific auto injuries. Call our Spring Hill or Hudson clinic to schedule an evaluation and and discuss treatment with your chiropractor!