An auto accident in Clearwater is a serious event, even though it may not appear so at the moment. It is not uncommon for someone to get into a “fender-bender,” feel shaken from fright and yet be completely unaware of damage or potential damage to their own body. The first appointment you should make after a car accident is with a chiropractor who specialized in auto injury and recovery. Dr. Marc Rogers at Coastal Chiropractic Rehab & Wellness is just such a specialist.
Chiropractic Care and Auto Injuries
The first recorded motor vehicle accident was in Ohio in the 1890s, which happens to coincide with the advent of Chiropractic medicine, also in the late 1890s. Licensing of chiropractors started in the early 1900s. Today, there are more than 70,000 practicing chiropractic physicians in the United States and its territories, including those right here in Clearwater. All this to say that chiropractors have been healing patients for as long as car accidents and auto injuries have been occurring.
Chiropractic is considered a first line of defense against pain. The American Chiropractic Association states, “The essential services provided by chiropractors represent a primary approach for the prevention, diagnosis and conservative management of back pain and spinal disorders that can often enable patients to reduce or avoid the need for riskier treatments, such as prescription opioid pain medications and surgery.” This being the case, making a speedy appointment for a chiropractic visit after a motor vehicle crash is wisdom.
Read our Blog: Auto Accident Injuries: Why Chiropractic Treatment is Best
Common Symptoms of an auto injury
Auto injuries can be insidious. Blood, bruises, and pain are what we look to for indicators of immediate damage. However, due to the adrenaline that rushes at the time of your accident in Clearwater, if typical red flags are not present, you may not realize you have indeed been injured. Symptoms may not present for weeks or maybe months post-incident.
For example, a week or so may pass before you get a headache, muscle or joint pain, and you may not relate it back to the crash. Likewise, a change in sleep pattern, mood, or focus may indicate a hidden injury related to the auto incident but may not be noticed for a full month. Visiting a Clearwater chiropractor promptly after a collision ensures that you get the proper evaluation and treatment that you need to address your injuries before they become a chronic or life-altering problem.
Typical injuries include:
- Herniated discs
- Knee trauma
- Trauma to ligaments, tendons, and nerves in the body and spine
- Whiplash – trauma specifically to the neck and shoulders
Chiropractic techniques to treat auto injuries
Every patient’s case is unique and therefore their treatment plan and modalities may vary. All who visit Coastal Chiropractic Rehab & Wellness have a consultation and evaluation, which may include a postural assessment and thermography scans. Some of the modalities offered at Coastal Chiropractic’s Clearwater office are:
- Cold Laser Therapy – treating soft tissue injuries
- Massage Therapy – increases circulation, not to mention reduces muscle pain and spasms
- Spinal Adjustment – mild manipulation to realign spinal joints and improve nerve communication
- Exercise – to correct and rehabilitate, supporting your in-office care
- Spinal Decompression – gently creates space between spinal vertebrae facilitating healing and freedom from pain
Working with a local chiropractor in largo is a sound choice when deciding to seek professional care for an auto injury. Do not wait for symptoms to become a problem for you. Time is of the essence in order to reduce pain, arrest acute symptoms, and prevent chronic and debilitating conditions.
Our chiropractor and dedicated staff at Coastal Chiropractic Rehab & Wellness services Clearwater and surrounding areas. Our purpose and promise are to help you recover. There are many techniques to reduce and eliminate pain and to restore your body to proper alignment and function. Your recovery plan will be unique to your needs.
We accept walk-ins or call our office today to schedule a complimentary appointment with Dr. Rogers. Our number is 727-581-2774. If you have any questions or concerns, at any time, please give us a call or send us a message. We will happily address your inquiries.