Auto accident injuries often don’t manifest until sometime after your accident. This can be confusing and challenging. If you have recently been involved in a car wreck and are experiencing pain and stiffness, chiropractic care can help. At Core Chiropractic serving Julington Creek, Mandarin, and St. John's, Florida, we want to help you live your happiest and healthiest life. Keep reading to find out how our auto injury chiropractor in Jacksonville can help with seat belt injuries.
What Happens during a Seat Belt Injury?
Although seat belts prevent more severe injuries during a car wreck, the seat belt itself can also cause injury. These injuries are a result of the force the seat belt pushes against your shoulder during impact. This can result in:
- Bruising of the shoulder
- Back or chest pain
Can a Chiropractor Help?
Even if your seat belt injuries went undetected by medical professionals directly following your wreck, you can still get treatment through chiropractic care for most seat belt injuries.
When you first visit our chiropractor, you will be evaluated so that the doctor can pinpoint the cause of your pain and create a treatment plan for you. You may have x-rays done in order to identify any serious injuries. Your chiropractor may recommend spinal adjustment.
Spinal adjustment is a type of treatment which attempts to bring alignment to the spine. When the spine is out of alignment, it can cause pain and stiffness throughout the body, but most noticeably in the neck and back. A seat belt injury can greatly affect your spinal alignment.
Other types of treatment which may be available include spinal decompression, massage therapy, and others.
What Else Can I Do?
If you are experiencing a great deal of stiffness following your auto accident, it is a good idea to start yourself on very gentle stretching exercises. Our chiropractor can recommend exercises which will help to loosen muscles that may be causing tension in your body. It is sometimes difficult to help muscles loosen back up again. Our chiropractic office will offer massage therapy as a possible treatment option for you.
Why Should I Visit a Chiropractor?
Following a car accident, people often experience pain and stiffness. Mainstream medicine seeks to address these issues with pain medications. Some of these medications can have harsh side effects and are habit-forming.
Chiropractic care offers a drug-free option for pain relief. If you are concerned about taking medications and want to find a more natural path to recovery, chiropractic care could be a good fit for you.
To learn more about our services, contact us at Core Chiropractic, serving Fruit Cove, Julington Creek, Mandarin, Durbin and Bartram Park, and St. John’s, Florida. Our number is (904) 683-4376.