Auto Accident Symptoms
Auto Accident Symptoms – Spennetta Family Care Chiropractic
Some vehicle accident symptoms you might suffer include cuts, bruises, fractured bones, headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, dizziness/vertigo, upper back, arm pain, ringing in the ears, middle back, elbow pain, jaw pain/clicking, lower back, wrist/hand pain, numbness, chest/rib pain, hip/leg pain, loss of appetite, sciatica, knee pain, loss of sleep, constipation/diarrhea, ankle/foot pain, It is critical to get medical attention right away if you have any of these symptoms in order to ascertain the severity of the issue, the best course of action, and whether it is connected to the accident. Your healing will take longer the longer you wait, as more scar tissue may develop.
If left untreated, your illness can worsen and turn into a serious emergency. . It’s crucial to remember that the five most dangerous words are “Maybe it will go away.” If it doesn’t, and it becomes permanent, what are you going to tell yourself later in life as to why you never bothered to get checked out?
Treatment Following an Accident:
Apart from going to the Urgent Care or Emergency Room for cuts, bleeding, or broken bones, there are other things you should think about, such as taking pictures of your injuries. Pictures are essential, especially if questions should arise later about your injuries. Get pictures of the car and any cuts or bruising you may have before the evidence is gone.
What most people forget to do is take pictures of their injuries. Why is this important, because if questions should arise later about your injuries, it is far better to have pictures and not need them, than to need them and discover that you never took any. Get pictures of the car and especially any cuts or bruising, you may have before the evidence is gone.
Ice or Heat
Never use heat on a new injury. Always use ice unless you are putting it over an area with frostbite, loss of sensation or numbness, or poor circulation. Use caution with ice to prevent frostbite and seek the advice of a doctor if you have any questions at all.Following any traumatic injury, your body will need rest to recover. As such, you may feel tired as your body is using more energy to heal and has less energy for other activities.
After an accident, it’s also essential to see a chiropractor as soon as possible. Chiropractic is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to traditional healthcare, as more people realize that their pain is not the result of hydrocodone or Tylenol deficiency. A chiropractor will conduct a thorough examination and even take x-rays if needed. They will explain what is wrong and where, and how they can help or refer you to another doctor. The chiropractor will make sure your bones and joints are aligned correctly and recommend exercises or stretches that will help you recover. Always consult your doctor to make sure you are doing the right thing for your individual condition.
Specific Benefits of Ice or Heat
Heat is very beneficial after the swelling is gone. It will dilate the blood vessels and increase the circulation to the area. As a result, this will bring more oxygen to the tissues and promote faster healing. Remember, however, that heat will usually feel good as it stimulates the nerve endings on the skin, but the real test is 30-60 minutes later. If the pain starts to get worse, then you used heat too soon and should go back to icing. Above all, do not use over areas of poor circulation, infection, or cancer.
Always consult your doctor to make sure you are doing the right thing for your individual condition.
Following any traumatic injury, your body will need rest to recover. Accordingly, many people feel tired as their body is using more energy to heal and has less energy for other activities.
One of the first considerations after an accident should be to get into see a Chiropractor as soon as possible. More and more people are finding Chiropractic to be their favorite type of health care. As the population continues to become more and more aware of the side effects of drugs, people are looking for a good alternative. They realize that their pain is not the result of a hydrocodone or Tylonal deficiency. Also, there has never been a doctor (I hope) that told someone that their blood work came back and showed that they were low on pain killers and if he can just get some back into his system, he will be healthy again.
A Chiropractor will be able to do a thorough examination and even take x-rays if needed. Next, he will then go over his findings, explain what is wrong and where and how he can help (refer you to another doctor). The Chiropractor will make sure your bones and joints are aligned properly for a good recovery. However, some people may just want to do physical therapy. Exercise and Physical Therapy are important, but so is alignment. (You wouldn’t want your Orthopedist to put a broken leg into a cast without “setting” it first so that it aligns properly, or you may not be able to use it later). Selection of a good Chiropractor is also important and not all Chiropractors do both Chiropractic and Physical Therapy. As a result, you could see one of each, or find one that does both, so that you only have to travel to one clinic. Additionally, you want to find a Chiropractor that has seen a lot of accident patients, because experience matters. Dr. Spennetta has personally treated over 1200 car accident patients.
Physical Therapy comes in many forms. Most are very helpful if done properly for the appropriate injury. Options include: Ice, Heat, Traction, Massage (there are many types), Electric Muscle Stimulation, Ultrasound, Exercises, Stretches and even Cold Laser. In addition, you should work with your doctor to find out which will be appropriate for your condition. Some people ask whether to do physical therapy or chiropratic. Fortunately, we offer both at the same location for your convenience, to save you time and reduce your cost.
On rare occasions, surgery may be necessary to stop bleeding, repair damaged tissue or organs in order to save a life. Sometimes, surgery may be required to stabilize an area that is not healing correctly, to surgically fuse bones or to repair herniated discs or other neurological issues.
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