Being involved in an auto accident is incredibly stressful, both mentally and physically. That’s why Brett Bowser, DC, and the team at North Bay Spine and Rehab in Lutz, Florida, offer customized treatment for car accident injuries. If you or a loved one in the Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, or Tampa, Florida, areas, finds yourself injured in a car accident, call the office today to set up an initial diagnostic exam. Online booking is also an option and takes just moments to complete.
In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, your first priority should be securing your safety. If possible, move out of the way of traffic, and call for emergency medical assistance if needed.
In the event of minor accidents, be sure to write down the details while they are fresh in your memory. Gather contact information from any witnesses, and take photos of the scene and vehicle damage.
Many people don’t experience significant pain in the immediate aftermath of a car accident. You might be in shock, or you may have sustained musculoskeletal injuries that won’t present pain right away.
Pay attention to the messages your body sends, and call North Bay Spine and Rehab to book a diagnostic exam if you develop pain or find it hard to perform your normal daily routines.
The forces applied to the human body during a car accident can vary in type and severity. A wide range of injuries can occur, some of which are readily apparent at the accident scene and others that don’t develop immediate symptoms.
Some of the most common car accident injuries include:
This is far from a comprehensive list. A car accident can cause damage to many areas of the body.
Chiropractic care focuses on addressing musculoskeletal issues without reliance on pain medications or surgery. The process begins with a thorough diagnostic exam to learn more about the extent of your injuries and the source of pain or impaired function.
A physical exam is the first step, along with a discussion of your symptoms. You may need imaging to learn more about the internal changes resulting from the accident.
Once the injuries are determined, the next step involves crafting a customized treatment plan. Many people benefit from hands-on therapies like chiropractic adjustments or spinal decompression.
Targeted physical therapy can also be a great way to support healing and improve your strength after an auto accident. Advanced treatments like cold laser therapy and electronic stimulation (E-STIM) can also yield positive results. Even massage therapy can help you feel and function better.
If you are involved in a car accident, reach out to the office by phone to determine your next steps. Same-day appointments are available, and online scheduling is an option for less urgent needs.