Royal Palm Chiropractic & Wellness treats many different injuries that people commonly suffer. This includes injuries suffered in automobile accidents, sports, and on the job
According to the Insurance Research Council, nearly 1/3 of all those injured in motor vehicle accidents seek treatment from chiropractors.
The reason individuals choose chiropractic care for the treatment of these injuries is simple. Chiropractic care is exceptional in the treatment of soft tissue injuries, especially of the spine. Since the most common injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents are sprains and strains of the spinal muscles and ligaments, it’s only natural that chiropractic is the treatment of choice.
What Should Be Done After a Motor Vehicle Accident
Schedule An Appointment with Royal Palm Chiropractic
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident you will need to make an appointment for a brief, but thorough, exam. Often, individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents experience minimal or no symptoms for the first few weeks and even months. It’s important to not only receive immediate and appropriate treatment for any injuries sustained, but also to document the extent of the injuries.
Failure to obtain a timely evaluation or appropriate treatment for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident may negate your ability to receive monetary compensation for any future medical bills resulting from the accident, negate your ability to receive pain and suffering settlements, and negate compensation for work loss.
When You Come In, We Will Determine:
- The extent of the injury or injuries
- The number of estimated treatments required to treat your injuries
- If referral to another medical specialist is required
- If special tests are required
- If you need to take “injury time off” from work
Common Injuries & Symptoms of a Motor Vehicle Accident
The following list comprises many of the most commonly sustained injuries and symptoms:
- Back Pain
- Head Injuries and Associated Symptoms
- Extremity Pain, Numbness, Tingling
- Factors Influencing Injury Tolerance
Chiropractic care has received much attention in regards to its successful management of sporting injuries. Since the majority of sports injuries are soft tissue in nature and because many injuries arise from improper body biomechanics and improper sporting techniques, chiropractors have become the doctors of choice.
Successful treatments must focus not only on pain relief but must address the underlying causes such as muscular imbalances, biomechanical deficiencies, improper sporting techniques, and improper conditioning, to name a few.
What Are Musculoskeletal Disorders?
Musculoskeletal disorders include a group of conditions that involve the nerves, tendons, muscles, and supporting structures such as intervertebral discs. They represent a wide range of disorders, which can differ in severity from mild periodic symptoms to severe chronic and debilitating conditions. Examples include carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis, tension neck syndrome, and low back pain.
What Are Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders?
Work related Musculoskeletal Disorders are musculoskeletal disorders caused or made worse by the work environment. WMSDs can cause severe and debilitating symptoms such as pain, numbness, and tingling; reduced worker productivity; lost time from work; temporary or permanent disability; inability to perform job tasks; and an increase in workers compensation costs. Musculoskeletal disorders are often confused with ergonomics. Ergonomics is the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of workers. In other words, musculoskeletal disorders are the problem and ergonomics is a solution.
Knowing about auto, sports, and work injuries is very important. At the end of the day, you want to take all of them seriously. If you feel something is amiss, see a chiropractor at Royal Palm Chiropractic & Wellness right away. Our friendly and knowledgeable office can figure out your spinal issue, and why your back or neck hurts and help you find a fix ASAP.
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