An automobile accident is a traumatic event, even if it’s just a fender bender. In the confused aftermath following an accident, your body is filled with endorphins that allow you to keep going often even if you are injured. It is easy to believe at first that you are fine.
Fort Myers chiropractic care provider, Dr. Jason Kaster, D.C, stresses the need to visit your chiropractic care provider soon after your accident as possible. There is even an app you can add to your phone that will connect you with the office of Kaster Chiropractic and Associates immediately should a crash occur.
Even if you feel OK and believe you haven’t been injured, it is important to have a professional evaluate you. Injuries frequently don’t show up immediately after the accident, but they can become a problem down the road and in Florida you only have 14 days following the accident to file a PIP (personal injury protection) claim with your auto insurance provider. If you miss that deadline, all medical care will be out of pocket.
- Chiropractors are injury detection specialists
Your chiropractor specializes in the musculoskeletal system. Correcting spinal misalignment and any resulting damage to the nervous system. This is vital for all in the car not just the driver but passengers as well.
- Non-invasive Treatments
You may have aches and pains after an auto accident. Dr. Kaster utilizes non-invasive techniques to help ease pain and discomfort.
Physical therapy at home exercises and massage may also be incorporated into your treatment plan. Chiropractic does not utilize prescription drug therapy however we do work in conjunction with medical practitioners should short term pain management be needed.
- Soft Tissue Injuries
Injuries to the joints, muscles, along with aches and pains and loss or range of motion are all a part of soft tissue injury. Spinal manipulations and realignment can help to restore your body’s natural motion and help you recover more quickly.
- Inflammation Reduction
Chiropractic care is essential in reducing inflammation and restoring your spine to its natural alignment. Areas that experience trauma become inflamed. Inflammation slows the healing process and produces pain and tenderness. Reduce the inflammation = reduce the pain.
During an accident, your head may snap sharply forward and back. This can easily injure the tissues and muscles of the neck and even damage the spine itself.
Whiplash is painful and if not properly cared for can become a lifelong issue.
Dr. Kaster treats whiplash injuries at Kaster Chiropractic and Associates in Fort Myers, Florida on a regular basis with great results.
Remember that not all injuries show up immediately after an accident. Your health is important, and automobile accidents can cause long-term problems if not treated. If you’ve been in an accident, schedule an appointment with Kaster Chiropractic and Associates. 239-332-2555 or visit us online to learn more! www.kasterchiropractic.com
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Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Kaster Chiropractic and Associates can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.