We get questions from people all over south Florida asking if Rush Chiropractic can heal them after a wreck. Today, we’ll answer some common patient questions about car accidents and how a chiropractor can help you.
Pembroke Pines resident Sam wasn’t a stranger to chiropractic treatment. He’d suffered intermittent back pain from a young age and had visited chiropractors for it throughout his life, which was why, when he got into a car accident, Sam knew right away he had to see a chiropractor.
After his time in the military ended, Craig was on his own to find a way to treat his back pain. He found Dr. Rush through a Google search and liked the fact that his office was close to where Craig worked in Pembroke Pines. Dr. Rush developed a treatment plan for Craig, and it got results - after a few months of treatment, Craig’s pain was resolved. He thought he could put his days of back pain behind him.
Even minor car accidents can cause serious injuries that can linger in the weeks and months after the event, especially soft-tissue and musculoskeletal injuries in the spine, back, and neck.
What started as relatively manageable headaches and knee pain had worsened into frequent headaches, neck pain, low back pain, pain down his right leg and knee pain. Over the years, Matt had used up many sick days from work to travel to Ft. Lauderdale for appointments with neurologists.
With COVID-19 wreaking havoc around the world, many companies have sent their workers home to prevent the spread of the virus. And those workers are spending eight hours a day or more working in environments that were not designed for it.
Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints our patients have. It’s particularly prevalent in those between the ages of 30 and 50 and can be caused by a wide variety of factors.
Our patient Priscilla was walking to her car outside the Panera Bread near Pines Boulevard when she sprained her ankle. She didn’t trip on anything—she just put her foot down wrong on the pavement. Her ankle swelled and soon hurt so much it was impossible to walk.
Craig has lived in the Pembroke Pines area for the past 25 years. He works as an accountant and loves to play softball at Tanglewood Park with his grandkids.
Lower back pain can have many different causes, and it’s not unusual for this type of pain to be misdiagnosed. It can arise from a sudden injury, or it can come on slowly and linger for years.
Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and non-pharmaceutical approach to treating illness. Our spines house the central nervous system – the network of nerves that controls our bodies. From time to time, the bones in the spine can shift out of place. This puts pressure on nerves. Strain on the nervous system can lead to pain throughout the body and disruptions in many organ functions.
When our patient John pulled out from the Applebees on Pines Boulevard and stopped at the intersection on N. Palm Avenue, he had no idea his life was about to change for the worse. He’d barely stopped at the light when another car hit him from behind. The collision happened so fast he could barely remember what happened. But his body would feel the effects for months afterward.
A chiropractic adjustment is a manipulation applied to the spinal column to restore proper alignment, reduce or eliminate pain, improve the patient’s mobility, strengthen surrounding muscles, and resolve ongoing health issues.