WHY ARE SO MANY INJURED CALLING?

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW…..

IF YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT

Did you know that one of the most stressful aspects of living in modern life is dealing with problems that arise after an auto accident? 
 

Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury

Some auto accident injuries may be hidden for months or even years. Insurance companies are aware of this and allow Florida residents up to five years to seek benefits for their injuries.
 
Even a minor accident can cause serious injuries. It is important that you do not overlook symptoms of a traumatic spinal cord injury just because you believe that the accident or incident was too minor to have done any damage. Many injuries may start out as simple aches and pains, such as a headache. Unfortunately, they can escalate very rapidly to other, more severe symptoms that could have been prevented by seeking the attention of a chiropractor trained in soft tissue injury immediately following your accident.
 

THE BIG MISTAKE

If you settle your case before a spinal injury evaluation you may lose the right to have the insurance company pay for needed treatment. A good rule of thumb is after any injury to get a spinal check-up.
 

COMMON QUESTIONS

I’m just not feeling my normal self; could this be related to my accident?
 
You may experience obvious pain or worse yet, you may be injured and feel nothing at all.
 

WHAT ARE THE WARNING SIGNALS?

 
  •        Headaches
  •        Neck Pain
  •        Muscle Stiffness or spasms
  •        Numbness or Tingling in Extremities
  •        Back Pain
  •        Difficulty Sleeping
  •        Irritability
  •        Memory Loss / Difficulty Concentrating
 

Can accidents cause post traumatic osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis can ruin your posture, causing a slump or hump back appearance, disc degeneration, stiffness, and the inability to move properly.
 

What if my car sustained only minor damage?

Documentation reveals “The amount of damage to the automobile bears little relation to the force applied to the cervical spine (neck) of the occupants.” 
Auto injuries may be evident immediately or symptoms may take hours, days, weeks, months, or even years to appear. Untreated injuries can be a source of chronic pain and spinal decay.  Even 10 MPH accidents can cause spinal injury. 
 

I’ve been to the hospital and my medical doctor, do I really need to see a chiropractor?

You need a doctor who focuses in the treatment and diagnosis of auto injuries, one well trained in soft tissue injury and proper spinal biomechanics. The hospital usually will check vital signs, make sure no life-threatening conditions exist and release the patient with pain relief medication. Normally they do not treat the underlying musculoskeletal problems.
 
 

What will is cost me to get checked?

Dr. Merritt is offering a Free Injury Evaluation. Even if you are not sure you symptoms are accident related, you’re invited to get your spine checked.
 

 IS THE CARE SAFE?

Yes, extremely. Particularly when compared to the many side effects from medication, that many times only mask the real problem. 
 
 
If you are concerned about possible injury related symptoms call today and schedule your FREE spinal injury evaluation.
  
We've put together a video that describes the unique nature of auto injuries and explains how they occur and how chiropractic can help.
 
 
 CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH CENTER
Dr. Richard W. Merritt
Dr. Rodney W. Merritt
Chiropractic Physicians
1253 West Memorial Boulevard
Lakeland, Florida 33815
 
863 687-8165
 
 
 
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