One moment everything may seem fine, when suddenly you’re involved in a serious collision. Most people have one thing on their mind after a car accident--their car! However, it’s important to remember that you and your injuries come first. A visit to a Bradenton Chiropractic Physician can help treat your injuries and put you on the path to healing!
Hidden Dangers of Automobile Injuries.
When patients come to our office with pain either in the neck and low back or extremities, I will ask them if they've ever had any significant injury or trauma, frequently they will simply tell me "no". However, after further questioning or after showing them their x-rays demonstrating degenerative joint chances, they will tell me "oh yes, I was in an auto accident two or three years ago, but I didn't really hurt after it." This perfectly proves my point when I say very frequently after auto accidents, you will not feel pain or, feel only some minor stiffness and discomfort. It appears to go away after several days, only to show up again much later and usually more severe, sometimes weeks, months or years later.
Following an automobile accident collision , due to the speed and abrupt nature of the mechanics of the impact, joint misalignments can occur either in the neck, mid or low back area. Research seems to indicate that if these joint misalignments; called "subluxations" by chiropractors, are not corrected they will cause joint inflammation and accelerate degenerative arthritic changes in the joints at rate much faster than that associated with the normal aging process
How Can a Chiropractor Help Me After My Auto Accident?
Chiropractors are the only professionals specifically trained in the detection, analysis and correction of these subluxations. At our office, we utilize physical examination, digital x-rays and often MRIs to detect the exact nature and severity of automobile accident injuries. Sometimes, the injury can be simply a sprain/strain of the soft tissue and spinal joint misalignment. However, in some cases there can be bulging or herniated discs. At our office, we utilize advanced treatments for many forms of the injuries related to automobile accidents. Our treatments include spinal manipulation, instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation, class III and class IV laser, interferential stimulation therapy, and computer directed disc decompression. When necessary, we will make the appropriate referral to other medical specialists including neurologists, neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons.
Time is of The Essence!
A great concern to us in the state of Florida is the fact that personal injury insurance regulations mandate that a patient receive some form of examination or evaluation by either a chiropractic physician, medical physician or dentist within 14 days of the injury. If this is not done, it can cause the insurance company to simply deny reimbursement for treatment. This is why it is so critical to be evaluated in a timely basis.
Contact Bradenton Chiropractor Dr. Daniel Serpentelli III Today.
Please call our office today at 941-739-2225 to ensure that your injury is properly evaluated and to protect your rights under Florida law in receiving the treatment necessary for your condition!