What to do after an auto accident
If you’ve been in a car accident and you haven’t been hospitalized, you are probably feeling pretty lucky. In fact, you might even be feeling great and just want to get back to normal and don’t feel the need to visit Dr. Mark. However, there some things you should consider, particularly with regard to injuries. So, here is our advice on what to do after an auto accident.
Whiplash is a layman’s term, meaning it’s not a real medical term, used to describe any number of injuries that result from a sudden jolt causing your head to move forward or backward. The results can range from stiffness, to swelling even a reduction the range of movement. Even worse, whiplash can take a day or two to manifest itself.
If you live in the Orlando area and you’ve recently been in an auto accident are now suffering some of the symptoms we’ve described above, pay a visit to Dr. Mark for a consultation on how to ease your pain. As Orlando’s premier chiropractor, Dr. Mark will ensure that the proper action is taken to address this uncomfortable and unfortunate condition.
Headaches can come from any number of injuries that maybe be sustained in an auto accident. In fact, it is often the minor bumps and bruises, the ones we just don’t think are a problem that can be the culprit here. Of course, major injuries, particularly blows to the head can also cause headaches.
Sudden strange movements, such as twisting or being struck in the lower back are often the reason we suffer from back pain after an auto accident. This is one area that is typically brushed off as ‘not serious’ and yet it is. Pain the lower or upper back is a signal of a larger problem the needs to be addressed. Our Orlando chiropractor office will identify the problem and develop a solution to fix it for good.
Head Injuries and Associated Symptoms
Head injuries are quite obvious – hitting your head on the steering wheel, dashboard or windshield is going to do some damage. Again, although you might think you are ok initially, perhaps there is no bleeding or just a small bruise, there are more subtle telltale signs. These include headaches, eye strain, blurred vision, dizziness, ringing in the ears and more. Each of these can be a sign of a head injury that should be treated. Visit our Orlando chiropractor office for a diagnosis.
Extremity Pain, Numbness, Tingling
A pinched nerve due to a strain or a sudden twist can result in losing sensation in the legs, feet, arms and hands. While this is on the extreme end, this can also include numbness, pain and even just a faint tingling. Again, these symptoms may not be felt immediately, but more commonly they are felt over time.
Factors Influencing Injury Tolerance
While no one is immune to pain from an injury, we can safely say that the following do help a person tolerate an injury and even bounce back quickly:
- Being physically fit
- Being emotionally stable
- Under age 45
- Not being under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident
If you live in the Orlando area and you’ve recently been in an auto accident are now suffering some of the symptoms we’ve described above, pay a visit to Dr. Mark at his Orlando chiropractor office for a consultation on how to ease your pain.