Car Accident Chiropractor in Jacksonville, FL
With time, all the stresses that come with life can cause damage to our spine. However, an auto accident's split-second dramatic force or impact is a special situation. The forces absorbed by the body and spine from an auto accident can be more than enough to set someone on the path to premature spinal degeneration and all the symptoms that come with it.
When the spine absorbs the forces created by an auto accident, it can easily damage the soft tissues that make up the many joints of the spine, altering normal joint function. This can result in reduced and painful range of motion, among many other things. The natural curvatures of the spine can also be altered as a result of an auto accident, thus changing the entire biomechanics of the spine and how it interacts with the stresses of our life.
A simple analogy of why the structure of the spine is important is thinking about the alignment of the tires in our vehicle. If our tires are not in proper alignment, they will wear and tear much faster than they should, thus needing to be replaced much sooner than designed. The joints of the spine are no different. The alignment matters and an auto accident can damage the delicate balance required to have a fully functioning spine.
Car Accident Recovery in Jacksonville, FL
Comprehensive Consultation and Exam
Every exam in our clinic is conducted to determine the location of spinal imbalance and dysfunction. The exam process is crucial for those who have been in auto accidents because of the severity and intensity of the forces absorbed during the accident.
Unlike daily micro stresses that most of us experience each and every day, an auto accident can have an immediate effect on the structure and function of our spine. If left unchecked, these injuries can set the stage for early degeneration and symptomology that can drastically disrupt the quality of our life.
We use X-ray imaging within our exam process to visually see the areas that have been affected as a result of the accident. We will spend time with you to show where the areas of concern are and what we will do together to begin healing.
Specific Chiropractic Care
The joints will lose their ability to function normally whenever the spine is damaged. They will not slide and glide as smoothly as they should. This creates not only negative short-term consequences but long-term issues as well. Damaged joints will always degenerate much faster than those that are functioning optimally.
This is why it is of critical importance to see a chiropractor after you’ve been in a car accident. The forces of the accident likely injured the delicate joints of the spine, setting the stage for future degenerative changes.
Directly following an accident, it is very common for someone to report feeling “fine" or “OK,” but this is not an accurate reflection of the actual situation. Often the true consequences will not be felt until months following the accident. This is why we always recommend that after any accident, large or small, you should have your spine checked regardless of how you may feel at that particular moment. It is always easier to correct spinal dysfunction quickly following an accident or injury than to wait months and sometimes years after degenerative changes appear.
Frequently Asked Questions
The forces absorbed by the body and spine from an auto accident can cause damage to the soft tissues that make up the many joints of the spine, altering normal joint function, reducing and causing painful range of motion and altering the natural curvatures of the spine.
The alignment of the spine matters, and an auto accident can damage the delicate balance required to have a fully functioning spine. Every exam in a chiropractic clinic is conducted to determine the location of spinal imbalance and dysfunction.
A chiropractor can use X-ray imaging to see the areas that have been affected as a result of the accident and work with the patient to begin the healing process. It is critical to see a chiropractor after a car accident as the forces of the accident can set the stage for future degenerative changes in the spine.
Even if you feel "fine" or "OK" after an accident, it is important to have your spine checked because often the true consequences of an accident are not felt until months after the incident. It is easier to correct spinal dysfunction quickly following an accident or injury than to wait until degenerative changes appear.
Damaged joints will always degenerate much faster than those that are functioning optimally. Spinal damage can set the stage for early degeneration and symptomology that can drastically disrupt the quality of life.
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3645 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32205
Former professional athlete (baseball)
Certified in the Syntropy Chiropractic Training methodology.
Former UNF alumni and student-athlete
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Founder of “Raiz da Cura” a non-profit organization in Brasil developed to deliver free chiropractic care to the underserved population