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How To Tell If Your Neck Is Out Of Alignment After a Car Accident

on Nov 4, 2020 10:44:50 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 2 Comments | Neck Pain
When you are in a car accident you neck is not protected.  The neck is often injured in a car accident, due to the jerking motion that occurs because the body is being held in place by a seatbelt while the head is not.   So, why is alignment important and how will you know if it is out of alignment due to a car accident? Read on to learn! When your body is properly aligned, including your neck, your body will maintain a straight line that runs from your head to your shoulders, down your back, and to your hips, knees, and feet. Proper alignment does much more than keep you sitting straight in your chair. It helps prevent long term pain and many other health conditions. A misalignment in your neck can impair your range of motion, and severe misalignments will impact your quality of life. Spinal misalignments, including a misaligned neck, can be responsible for everything from chronic headaches and depression to increasing your risk of catching a common cold. Your cervical spine, the part of your spine that makes up your neck, is commonly misaligned and the most prone to causing problems. If you can't twist your neck left or right or you feel pain when you turn your neck, there's a good chance your neck is out of alignment. There are signs to look out for that typically indicate a misalignment. You can also do things, like stretch, to help combat the symptoms of a misaligned neck. Severe misalignments will require medical attention, usually from a chiropractor. In the article below, we will take a look at how to know if your neck is out of alignment and some things you can do to find relief.
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Can A Whiplash Injury Come Back?

on Oct 29, 2020 11:43:26 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 1 Comment | whiplash
There might not be a more misunderstood injury after a car accident than whiplash. This should be a cause for concern because whiplash is one of the most common injuries after a car accident. These misunderstandings often lead to injuries getting neglected and worsening. When it comes to personal injury claims, some people think a whiplash injury is nothing more than a money grab (especially insurance companies). Other people view it as a legitimate injury, but they don't think it's anything to worry about and that it will go away on its own. In reality, whiplash is a genuine medical condition with varying degrees of severity. Most whiplash cases will resolve within weeks or months, but it's not uncommon for there to be long-term effects. It's imperative to see professional care immediately after an accident, even if you don't have immediate symptoms. Sometimes it can take hours, days, or even weeks for whiplash symptoms to present themselves, and untreated whiplash can have serious, long-term effects on your health. That's why you should see a chiropractor as soon as possible after your accident. But, can a whiplash injury go away and come back? We'll take a look at that question in the article below.
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What Does Spinal Manipulation Mean?

on Oct 21, 2020 12:07:51 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 1 Comment | spinal manipulation
Is cracking your back the ultimate solution for backaches, neck pain, and headaches? The answer is... maybe. Back cracking can help relieve you of those pains, but not if you do it yourself. The back cracking we're talking about is spinal manipulation. Spinal manipulations are routinely used to treat pain conditions like back pain and neck pain. It's also used to treat other musculoskeletal conditions by applying force to the spinal joints. The idea behind spinal manipulations is that applying force to problem areas in the spine will restore the spine's structural integrity, improve the nervous system, reduce pain, and allow the body to heal itself naturally. Spinal adjustments of some type have been used for over 100 years. Today, spinal manipulation is used in both Western medicine as well as Asian medicines. In The U.S. and throughout North America, it’s usually performed by chiropractors, osteopathic physicians, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. A spinal manipulation typically involves the manual or mechanical applications of thrusts on the lumbar spine and cervical spine. In the article below, we will take a deep dive into spinal manipulation and what it means.
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How Many Days After A Car Accident Do I Have To See A Chiropractor?

on Oct 16, 2020 9:00:00 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 0 Comments |
Car accidents can be traumatizing events, but there are still several things that you need to be done following an accident. The absolute most important thing you need to do after a car accident is to receive medical attention. Even if you don't think you are injured, it is still in your best interest to get checked out just in case. After a car accident, you will likely have a rush of adrenaline, masking the symptoms of your injuries. It's not until the adrenaline wears off that you will start feeling the effects of your car accident. Some accident injuries, like whiplash, can take days and even weeks to start showing symptoms. But for all severe injuries, you need to go straight to the emergency room to receive your care. However, it will be in your best interest to visit a chiropractor for most other auto accident injuries. We know for serious injuries you need to be treated right away. But what about minor injuries, or injuries that have yet to show symptoms? How long do you have to see a chiropractor after a car accident? This question can be answered in two different ways; in terms of your health and in terms of a potential personal injury lawsuit. We'll explore the answer to both sides in the article below.
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Can A Chiropractor Expedite Personal Injury Recovery?

on Oct 12, 2020 3:21:57 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 1 Comment | personal injury
If you've sustained a personal injury in a car accident, slip and fall accident, workplace injury, dog bite, defective product, sports injuries, etc., the best thing you can do for your health and recovery is to see a chiropractor. And time is of the essence after your accident. Many personal injuries will worsen if not treated as soon as possible. The sooner you see a chiropractor to begin treatments, the sooner your body will begin to heal. There are all types of personal injuries you can suffer from, even overuse injuries, and they can all be treated by your chiropractor. You shouldn't have to sacrifice the things you like to do because you're injured. Athletes shouldn't have to suffer through missed practices and games, and you shouldn't have to sacrifice your hobbies. Visiting an experienced chiropractor will help relieve pain, restore your range of motion, and get you back to living your life. In the article below, we will discuss how chiropractic care can help expedite your personal injury recovery.
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How Many Times Should I Go To The Chiropractor After An Accident?

on Sep 29, 2020 12:17:57 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 0 Comments | car accident
If you're ever involved in a car accident, there's a good chance you will suffer an injury. Even if you're lucky enough to escape without serious injuries, you probably experience soreness or pain after your accident due to the impact. They may seem like mere annoyances, but slight pains like this can become chronic issues if they aren't treated. To make sure minor aches and pains don't become a chronic issue, you should see a chiropractor. If you don't know much about seeing a chiropractor, it may seem daunting, and you probably have a lot of questions, like how often you need to see a chiropractor after a car accident. In the article below, we will answer that question and many more.  
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Delayed Car Accident Symptoms You Should Look Out For

on Sep 18, 2020 2:46:49 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 0 Comments | car accident injuries
If you're ever in a car accident, you should consider yourself lucky to walk away from the wreck with only vehicle damage and minor bodily harm.  Maybe you have a few cuts, scratches, or bruises, but you otherwise feel fine and are fortunate enough to avoid serious injury.  Or were you? Some accident injuries aren't immediately obvious. In the days or weeks that follow your accident, you might start to notice changes in your health. If you don't have those changes checked out right away, they could lead to severe and even potentially fatal injuries. The article below will discuss several delayed accident symptoms that people involved in car accidents should be on the lookout for, even if your accident was a seemingly minor one.  If you haven't been seen by a doctor after your accident, you should get medical attention as soon as possible, especially if you notice any of these delayed symptoms. 
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Should I See A Chiropractor When I'm Sick?

on Sep 8, 2020 10:16:50 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 0 Comments | sick
You wouldn't cancel an appointment with your general practitioner when you're sick, so you shouldn't cancel your chiropractic appointment.    Right?   You may be inclined to call and cancel because you rightfully don't want to spread the germs.   However, it's far better that you come in to see the chiropractor and receive your adjustment.    Your overall health, as well as your body's ability to heal quickly and efficiently, are made up of many moments of beneficial choices.    So maybe the question shouldn't be should you see a chiropractor when your sick, but is it beneficial to get adjusted while sick?  All the evidence points to it being very beneficial.   People commonly miss appointments for their chiropractic adjustment because they're sick.    However, your chiropractic adjustment might help you get over the sickness faster, so you don't want to miss your appointment.   If you're sick, just let your chiropractor know beforehand, and maybe wear a surgical mask to stifle the flow of germs.   In the article below, we will talk more about why you shouldn't cancel your chiropractic appointment if you're sick.  
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Can I Give Myself A Chiropractic Adjustment?

on Aug 31, 2020 4:01:38 PM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 0 Comments | Chiropractic Adjustment
Everyone will likely experience back or neck pain to some extent during their life.  And if you have chronic joint immobility, it can eventually progress to pain and inflammation in the joints.  Having pain in your neck or back and having it treated with a chiropractic adjustment before it becomes a chronic condition is in your best interest. But, some people want to skip the office visit and often wonder if they can adjust themselves.  The easiest answer to this question is no. Self chiropractic isn't possible; chiropractors can't even adjust themselves. Most people are under the assumption that a chiropractic adjustment is just "cracking" your back.   But those people don't understand the purpose that the adjustment serves. But when your neck gets stiff, or your back starts to ache, all you want is some quick relief from your joint pain.  So you twist your neck to the left, lower your shoulder down to the right, hoping for that familiar popping sound.  And when it pops, you feel some relief. But self-manipulation only offers short-term relief that doesn't address the cause of your pain. In the article below, we will discuss why you can't adjust yourself and why a chiropractic adjustment is more than cracking your joints.
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Why Does My Neck Crack When I Roll It?

on Aug 19, 2020 10:07:18 AM By | Florida Spine and Injury | 0 Comments | neck crack
At one point or another, we have all tried to crack our neck by rolling it. And, we've all experienced the cracking sound or popping noise after we've done it.  Generally speaking, this is expected, and it's similar to cracking our knuckles. Some people do it because it provides an instant relief caused by the loosening of our joints. If you do this, you likely don't think about it too much and do it out of habit. When you crack your joints, the popping, cracking, and stretching sounds are due to a release of oxygen that has accumulated between your joints and ligaments. The medical term for these cracking sounds is cavitation.  When you feel relief after cracking the joints in your cervical spine, it's due to an increase in your range of motion. This relief can be amplified if it's caused by physical activity or exercise.  As long as you don't experience any discomfort when you crack your neck, there usually isn't anything to worry about.  However, always use caution if you crack your neck or any other joint, so you don't damage the joint. In some cases, however, popping and cracking in the neck may call for a trip to see your chiropractor. In the article below, we'll talk about why your neck cracks when it rolls, and when you may need to see a chiropractor.
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