I WAS IN A CAR ACCIDENT – HOW CAN CHIROPRACTIC HELP ME?
By Dr. Barry D. Shapiro
You are stopped in traffic or at a red light, you hear screeching tires, and then BOOM – you are rear ended.
You are driving along and all of a sudden a car turns in front of you and you can’t stop and BOOM – you hit the other car.
You are driving along and out of nowhere a car hits you on the side – you are broadsided.
Nearly everyone has experienced one of these accidents or knows someone who has. Whether the incident was your fault or someone else’s, the trauma that occurs to the body must be dealt with as soon as possible.
The injuries that occur are called acceleration / deceleration injuries. The sudden change in direction stretches and tears muscle and ligament fibers. This causes shifting of bone and misalignment of joints. The resulting swelling and inflammation causes pinching pressure on nerves and affects range of motion of joints.
Chiropractic care specializes in the alignment of the joints for the purpose of relieving nerve pressure and restoring normal range of motion. By the use of gentle adjusting technics, unique to Chiropractic Physicians, proper alignment can be restored.
When you hit a pothole driving your car and knock your alignment out, if you don’t get the car realigned the tires wear out abnormally, the suspension joints and the bushings (like the discs in your spine) can all wear out.
Proper alignment leads to correct joint function and helps your body achieve peak performance and longer life.
Can Chiropractic care after an auto accident help you? – You Bet It Can!
If you or someone you know has been in an accident or is suffering from injuries sustained in an auto or other type of accident let us see if we can help you as we have helped thousands of others. We can be reached at carrollwoodchiropractic.com or at 813-962-3608