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.
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.
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.
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.