Accidents – What You Need to Know
- May 28, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: Home Health Aide Training
Most of us have been there. You stop at a light along with then of which happens – a jolt via out of nowhere along with bam. You have just been rear-ended. Shocked, excited along with upset, you get out of the automobile to assess the damage. of which’s a modest fender-bender, you trade insurance information, along with you’re on your way. If you think of which’s no big deal, think again. Even at 10 mph, several g-forces can be exerted on your neck. of which can be the equivalent of getting your head kicked across two football fields in one second. I would certainly estimate of which 30 percent to 50 percent of my patients have been in a motor vehicle accident along with sustained injuries of which were never handled properly. Most initially have a little stiffness along with just go on with their lives, yet if your car has sustained significant damage, chances are of which your body along with spine have as well. After a car accident, perhaps you go on to the emergency room. There, X-rays are taken along with muscle relaxers are prescribed for the pain. The patient can be released that has a clean bill of health.
The medications reduce some inflammation along with pain, yet do not address the joint along with soft tissue damage. Often the cervical curve of the neck will completely reverse within 48 hours of the trauma. of which will create a forward head posture of 2-3 inches.
As a result, many patients report few symptoms yet do not relate their health problems with an injury of which occurred months or years ago. Some symptoms involved with even a modest motor vehicle accident can be, yet are not limited to depression, asthma, numbness along with tingling down the arms, memory loss, confusion, allergies, headaches along with migraines,:anxiety, sleep disturbances, vision problems, loss of sex drive, fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel, dizziness, feeling nauseous, along with mood adjustments.
The upper cervical area of the spine protects the jelly-like substance of the hind brain. of which controls sleep along with wake cycles, emotion states, balance, along with many some other functions. modest misalignments along with spasms can mean serious problems inside the future.
Often patients have been on medication for years, or worse, require surgery later in life for the original problem. Insurance companies know of which full well along with are happy to settle for several thousand dollars. Usually patients end up in my office two to ten years after the accident occurred, after unsuccessful attempts to cover up their symptoms fail. By then the damage can be usually done. Joint disease cannot be undone. Chiropractors work to restore normal motion along with biomechanical function, hoping of which will slow down or stop degenerative disk disease along with bring back health.
I have personally spoken to well over a thousand people who have experienced of which scenario along with are currently suffering the consequences. They are shocked along with dismayed of which a 10 mph hit 15 years ago could be the cause of their problem. Most people are not aware of which services are completely covered if they seek care within a year of the accident. Not only do they have to deal with the pain along with loss of quality of life yet also with the long-term management of their condition or surgery. inside the end the $3,000 they were given for their trouble does little to cover the $50,000-$100,000 surgery for the neck along with low back.
You don’t have to be a statistic. I recommend of which all of my patients go to the hospital after an accident. of which will first rule out a fracture or problem needing medical attention, along with second, of which will give you a foundation of documentation if needed inside the future.
Next, visit a chiropractor trained in soft tissue damage. In my office we measure muscle activity with surface EMG, as well as computerized range of motion along with muscle testing. of which proves the exact loss of strength along with range of motion which provides a baseline to be measured inside the future. If symptoms persist of which can be also a not bad idea to have your doctors run a diagnostic ultrasound, NCV or MRI. If residual damage can be detected several months after the accident, of which can dramatically change the nature of the case. If your doctor can prove with independent testing of which your disk or joint damage was caused via the accident of which can change a $3,000 dollar settlement into $100,000 one. of which can also lead to coverage of chiropractic or physical therapy inside the future as well as some other costs relating to damage caused by an accident.
So, the next time you or your teenager gets in a fender bender, get checked along with have proper care management. The body doesn’t forget a lick along with of which might start talking when you least expect of which.