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Posted on 12-01-2015
We depend on our cars day in and day out, but using them so much increases the chance of an accident. Cars have seat belts and airbags but we can still get hurt. Pain may show up immediately or may lay dormant for days, weeks, or even months. But - whoosh! - one day you are in pain, so it is always a good idea to have a chiropractic examination to be on the safe side.
Remember those bulky neck collars people used to wear and how they signaled Whiplash? Although it has probably been years since you have seen one of those, whiplash continues to be a common car accident injury, a result of the most common car accident, the classic rear-ender. When a car is struck from behind, an occupant feels the impact. Her head jerks back and forward, much like a whip, and the neck sustains an injury that may result in pain or decreased range of movement.
Those involved in more serious car accidents can experience nerve compression as their spines are twisted out of alignment. When this occurs, the victim may experience localized pain or problems in other areas. Types of car accident injury include shoulder, neck, or upper or lower back pain, migraine, headache, numbness or tingling, even TMJ where the jaw feels like it is locking up.
Whether you are in immediate pain or not, it is wise to let our Clermont chiropractor examine you and assess whether any spinal damage has occurred. If so, he will prescribe spinal manipulation or adjustment to ease the affected vertebrae back into position. If he finds nerve compression, he may prescribe treatment using one of our decompression tables, and physiotherapy.
Whether it is a case of "an ounce of prevention", or you are seeking "a pound of care", Michaux Family Chiropractic is here to help you recover from a car accident injury. Our clinic serves Clermont and surrounding communities including Davenport, Oakland, Montverde, Minneola, Kissimmee, Groveland, Mascotte, Windermere, Four Corners, Leesburg and Winter Garden.
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