An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Seeing a chiropractor after a car accident may be one of the best things you can do for yourself, after making sure that everyone is okay, getting insurance information secured, and arranging for vehicle repairs. It’s easy to get caught up in tedious paperwork and other insurance-related details after the accident, especially if you’ve determined for yourself that you or no one else was visibly injured. For many people, though, injuries don’t immediately show up at the scene of the accident. You may not feel the effects of an injury for days or even weeks afterward. That’s why chiropractic care is so helpful in the wake of an auto accident. A chiropractor, who is extensively trained in spine health and body mechanics, can quickly examine for and detect any spinal or joint misalignments that may lead to a host of painful physical ailments.
One of the most common auto accident injuries is whiplash. This injury is typically caused by a blunt force impact on the rear of a vehicle. The harsh force causes the head and neck to bend rapidly back and forth, much like the cracking of a whip. This can lead to severe neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain and sometimes also cause other problems such as:
Chiropractic care can help to ease the discomfort and alleviate the pain associated with all of these conditions. Most of all, it can be done without the need for surgical intervention or expensive prescription drugs which may cause undesirable side effects.
Dr. David Taylor and the rest of the staff at Jacksonville Chiropractic understand what it’s like to need quick access to pain relief. Dealing with pain and missing work while you still have to get all the insurance paperwork filled out and repairs done can be quite frustrating. We strive to make the time you spend in our office as comfortable as possible as a way of offering not just quick pain relief, but also a reprieve from all the stress of the accident aftermath. We like to think of ourselves as your friendly neighborhood chiropractors, where patients are welcomed like family members. We want you to feel free anytime to ask us questions about your treatments or about healthy living maintenance techniques. We’re here to help.
In addition to the physical and emotional stress of dealing with auto accidents, there is also the worry about the financial burden. At Jacksonville Chiropractic, we view our job as helping in as many aspects as possible to ease the physical, mental, emotional and lifestyle problems that contribute to poor health, illness, and injury. Which is why our auto injury clinic allows post-accident patients to come into our office for a medical exam immediately after the accident, with no out of pocket expense and no attorney referral required?
Keeping in line with creating an environment in which patients feel comfortable, stress-free and confident that they are getting caring, high-quality care from highly experienced and knowledgeable healthcare practitioners, we like to keep our patients informed and in the loop every step of the way. Our online New Patient Center allows you to get information on what to expect at your first visit a well as fill out paperwork to speed up the time it will take before you actually get your initial exam and treatment. Our membership portal is designed to keep you informed about proper body mechanics and the best ways to maintain health and wellness outside the chiropractor’s office.
For more information on what we do and how we can help after an auto injury, contact us today and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and to set you up for your first appointment! Call us at 910-455-6695.