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Non-Invasive Auto Injury Care in Orlando FL
Auto injuries take many different forms, none of them good. Many of the injuries sustained in an automotive impact have a serious effect on muscle, joint and nerve function in addition to the pain and other symptoms they cause. These injuries will not magically resolve themselves; instead, they grow worse and worse until you seek treatment. Fortunately, you can turn to the natural choice for auto injury care in Orlando right here at Florida Chiropractic Health Center. Our Orlando chiropractor, Dr. Tobenas, can diagnose your condition right away and administer safe, conservative treatment methods to help you recuperate.
How an Auto Accident Can Hurt You
Not every automobile accident results in blood, compound fractures and other obvious signs of physical disaster. Many accidents, some occurring at speeds as slow as 5 miles per hour, can produce serious injuries that may not be evident to an observer but are all too obvious to the sufferer. These may include:
Whiplash - Whiplash injuries occur because of the way the head is "whipped" violently forward and backward. This action can damage the soft tissues, dislocate the cervical vertebral joints and allows cervical discs to push their way onto nerve roots. Neck stiffness, nausea, headaches, disorientation, tinnitus and hand/arm discomfort are all common symptoms. (The whip-like head motion can also cause a concussion, which produces some of the same symptoms as whiplash.)
Thoracic injuries - The thoracic or "mid-back" region of the spine may be severely twisted during an auto impact. This tends to happen when a three-point seat restraint pins one shoulder in place while other is free to fly forward. The twisting motion can cause subluxation (misalignment) of the thoracic vertebrae along with painfully torn muscles.
Low back injuries - The lumbar spine in the lower back can receive severe injuries during an auto accident. A sufficiently powerful jolt can dislodge and herniate lumbar discs, cause impingement of the sciatic nerve. The resulting sciatica can cause low back pain, leg pain, tingling, numbness and other problems.
Natural Treatment Options from Our Orlando Chiropractor
You need to schedule a spinal screening from our Orlando chiropractor as soon as you can after an auto accident, if only to make sure a lurking injury isn't getting steadily worse without displaying any symptoms (yet). Chiropractic adjustment can resolve nerve impingement, joint pain and other symptoms caused by subluxation and/or disc injury. We can also provide massage therapy to relieve soft tissue pain and boost your body's natural tissue healing processes. Physical therapy may also be prescribed to help you regain full range of motion following an auto injury. We will create a personalized natural treatment plan to suit your individual needs.
Schedule Auto Injury Care in Orlando Today
We can provide the auto injury care in Orlando you're looking for -- including, in some cases, transportation to appointments while your car is in the shop! Call 407-774-6800 to learn more and schedule an evaluation