The best way to heal and recover quickly from an auto accident is to treat the injury right away. Sometimes you may not have any serious injury right away and you might just feel “stiff” or “sore”, this is when a serious injury could be forming.
Dr. Gene takes a gentle approach when working with patients that have been in an auto accident and are seeking relief from neck or back pain. At Coastal Chiropractic we use x-rays and computer scans to assess the damage to make sure we use the proper technique to treat the injury.
If you were in an auto accident and are experiencing symptoms such as headaches, blurred vision, shoulder pain, reduced range-of-motion, and dizziness you should consider making an appointment as soon as possible. Whiplash can result in minor back injuries as well as muscle and ligament problems. Even seemingly minor injuries can cause permanent problems later on, especially if left untreated.
We see people frequently who were involved in a car crash in the past, and didn’t seek care because they thought their injuries weren’t serious, or thought the symptoms would go away. This is usually a big mistake. In Florida, the law changed several years ago to state that anyone involved in a motor vehicle accident must seek care within 14 days of the accident, or if not the car insurance (PIP, or personal injury protection) is not responsible to pay for your care. This is why we urge you to get checked in our office immediately, even if the injuries do not seem severe.
We also work with some of the best specialists in the area. We work with an extensive network of attorneys, medical doctors, and imaging centers. We can refer you to any needed specialist if and when needed. Give us a call first (unless immediate emergency care is needed in the emergency room, of course), and we can help you through the entire process.
At Coastal Chiropractic we will help relieve pain, assist with providing exercises that can act as physical therapy, and also give nutritional advice that can aid with the healing process.
Our office will provide you with the highest quality chiropractic care in a caring supportive environment. Whether you are in the middle of health crisis from a new injury or a chronic condition, or you are ready to make the critical transition to a healthier lifestyle, our team will work with you to help you and your family reach your health goals.