Did you know you could suffer from auto accident injuries, even if the cars were moving less than 10 mph when the crash occurred? Today’s automobiles are specifically engineered to be able to handle low impact collisions without experiencing very much damage. However, the same cannot be said about the human body. Just because your bumper can handle being hit by a 3,000 pound car doesn’t mean your body can!

Here in Seminole, it has become increasingly common for people to believe they are uninjured, simply because there was no damage to their vehicle. Even if it was a low impact collision, if you don’t visit a chiropractor as soon as possible, you are risking having temporary auto accident injuries turn into chronic pain.

At Coastal Chiropractic in Seminole, we know how stressful and scary it is to be in an accident, which is why we have a fully equipped walk-in clinic, ready to help you. For effective and drug-free pain relief of your auto accident injuries, call us today at 727-581-2774.

What to Do After an Accident

Afterwards, it is extremely easy to get caught up in making sure your car is okay, and debating about who was at fault; don’t forget to take care of your body as well. With new Florida PIP laws, you only have 14 days after an accident to file for insurance benefits; after the allotted time is up, you will have to pay out of pocket for any treatment of your auto accident injuries. At Coastal Chiropractic, the hours for our Seminole walk in clinic are:

Monday: 8:15 AM – 8:15 PM
Tuesday: By Appointment
Wednesday: 8:15 AM. 8:15 PM
Friday: 8:15- 12:00 PM

If you need an appointment after hours, we will do our best to accommodate you; just give us a call in Seminole at 727-581-7444.

Neck Injuries

One of the most common auto accident injuries is whiplash, or neck sprain. This occurs when your neck is suddenly jerked backward or forward, forcing it to move outside of its normal range of motion. This causes ligaments, tendons, and muscles to strain and become inflamed. Unfortunately, the symptoms for whiplash don’t appear for about 24 hours, leading people to believe they are uninjured. If left untreated, whiplash can develop into chronic pain and cause permanent disability.

Symptoms to look for include:

  • Neck stiffness
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Ears ringing
  • Jaw tightness

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may have whiplash, and it is imperative to seek the help of a chiropractor as soon as possible.

Back Injuries

Your spine is incredibly intricate, which is why auto accident injuries concerning this area of your body can be difficult to treat. A bulging disc in your back can result in pinched nerves, which can interfere with the nerves’ ability to send information to your arms and legs. This can result in numbness, tingling, weakness, and headaches. If you have been feeling any of these, consult a chiropractor immediately. At Coastal Chiropractic in Seminole, Dr. Marc Rogers will be able to perform gentle adjustments to help realign your spine and vertebrae. Chiropractic adjustments such as these will include a precise, targeted force to the misaligned area in order to reestablish correct positioning and alignment.

Why Chiropractic Care for Auto Accident Injuries?

Even in you are suffering from painful auto accident injuries, you may be wary of visiting a Seminole chiropractor if you have never been to one before. People hear that is type of practice is considered “alternative medicine” and immediately think it won’t be effective. When in reality, chiropractic care is only considered alternative because it focuses on treatment, and doesn’t rely on pain medication or surgery.

Some benefits of chiropractic care include:

  1. Cost effective. Don’t worry about having to pay for costly surgeries and expensive pain medication. When you visit us at Coastal Chiropractic, you’ll pay for adjustments and nothing else.
  2. Improved lifestyle. This type of treatment encourages patients to make permanent lifestyle changes to improve their health and well-being.
  3. Pain Relief. Chiropractors are specially trained to know the unique relationship between joints, muscles, and ligaments, and will know the reason why you are suffering from pain. And more importantly, they know how to relieve it instead of just masking it with drugs.

If you have been in a car collision, even if it was low impact, you might have sustained serious auto accident injuries. Don’t wait until they become chronic pain that you have to deal with every day. To get started on your road to recovery in Seminole, call us today at 727-581-2774.