Mar 14, 2023
Seeing a Chiropractor After a Car Accident In Jacksonville, FL
Hey guys, Dr. Jon Dandridge here and I want to go over a few high level concepts about how we help people who have been into car accidents.
How Severe Was Your Car Accident?
And I think one of the first things that we just have to be really honest with ourselves about is the severity of a car accident, I know that they happen each and every day, they’re very common. But these things, the forces that happened and that are created when when someone is in an accident can be very, very severe. And it can really have a negative impact on someone’s health. And we have to realize that when when an accident occurs, it is not those forces are not just absorbed by the vehicle alone, right? Those forces are transmitted and absorbed, also by the people who are inside the vehicle, the passengers, the drivers, and especially in their spine. And if a force from an accident can be so severe that it just destroys the steel that make up a vehicle, what can it do? What’s the impact that it can have on the delicate structures of my spine? Right, we have to, we have to ask that question. And so if you’ve been into an accident, our recommendation is always to go get a check out, right? If you go to a hospital, this is common, that’s great. They’re going to check and make sure that you’re you don’t have any fractures or there’s not any kind of gross dislocations or anything that’s really severe, right. But if we do not have a fracture, we do not have a gross dislocation, or we don’t have anything that’s just really, really severe, that does not mean that everything is perfect, right? That does not mean that that that impact that accident had no effect on my spine.
Why You Should Always Get Checked by a Chiropractor
And so that is why it’s always recommended to go to a chiropractor, have a chiropractor, check your spine, we look at the details, we look at the spine through a structural lens, because we know what the normal curvature should be. We know how the bones should line up, we know how well and the normal motion that joints in the spine should have. And anytime we deviate from that anytime we get away from that we will suffer some kind of consequence. Right, whether it’s now or in the future, and it’s very common with car accidents is that people will in the moment, they feel they feel okay, right, the adrenaline’s pumping, we’re hyper alert, we’re hyper aware, we don’t necessarily feel what’s going on in the true consequences of that accident. In that moment, sometimes it takes months and months for those symptoms and the consequences of that accident to really, to really present themselves, right. And so it’s very important that if you’ve experienced or you have, you have absorbed an impact like that, you got to get it checked out, you got to get it checked out. Because we can catch things much, much, very early, right before before symptoms start to happen before crises start to happen. And all the pain and discomfort that can come from that, okay. You know, all the stresses of life, right? The chiropractic is not just for car accidents, all the stresses of life can have a negative impact on the health of our spine and on our overall well being. However, a car accident can be so great, it’s just one of those things that we have to be cognizant of, because it can set the stage it can really set the stage for a lot of degenerative changes a lot of problems in the future, because the force can be so great, you know, in that moment, and so it’s it’s unique in that way, unlike, you know, postural stress from a job, you know, sitting too much, you know, certain repetitive stresses that we may have that we do as a part of a hobby or whatever, just the normal everyday stresses of life. You know, a car accident is very different in its own category because of the force and the strength of that of that accident and what it can cause to our body.
So if you have any questions about, you know, your particular case, or if you’ve been in a car accident and you’re starting to feel things that aren’t normal, or you have any questions whatsoever, just know that we’re always open and willing to connect and have a conversation with you about your your, your specific situation, and we’d love to talk to you about how chiropractic care may help you get over that and put you in a place where you can start to heal, feel and function at a higher level. Okay, thanks so much.