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Auto-Accident / Whiplash
Auto accidents can be a game changer. Whether it is a fender bender or a total collision, your day, your car and most importantly your body are not the same as they were before.
The most common and total symptoms you will experience are the side effects of whiplash: a neuro-musculoskeletal injury that encompasses whole areas of your spine. The cervical spine and head are nearly always affected. The worse the injury to your body the more likely you will feel worse three days to a week later. This is called DOMS or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. If your car received little to no damage, the physics and forces of the accident actually got transmitted to your body. When the car is totaled it takes the brunt of the force, but at those speeds, you are usually left with a huge jolt and often this is a more complicated issue.
Of course, make sure you get medically cleared as necessary at the time of the accident. If you are coming straight to our office with no prior treatment expect to get a thorough exam, likely X-rays, and therapy with your treatment if the prior clears. We will need to know about any concussions, injuries to the head, or airbag release. If you are a woman, you would have likely taken the airbag to the face as they were designed for a taller male frame, to hit more in the chest. This could actually cause a minor concussion.
Tissue damage left untreated will change the structure of how your spine develops over the history of your life. If you have children in the car it is important that they get evaluated and re-aligned because they will continue to grow as is and after an accident, it could have life-long effects. Babies in car seats also can receive whiplash to the head and neck but be unable to tell you. Increases in irritability, sleep issues, feeding issues, and hitting their own head or grabbing their ears would actually be obvious signs of distress within a week of the injury.
Minor sprain strains to the cervical region often take months to heal, let alone a mid or major trauma. What you have to remember is that the whole structure of your being was involved and changed.
Untreated car accidents can lead to future headaches, posture issues which have a myriad of symptoms, numbness, tingling, weakness, spasm and pain. All of these things can be unwound, realigned, re-balanced, and improved with proper chiropractic care and adjustments. It takes time and it is frustrating. It is worse to go untreated. Degenerative joint disease and degenerative disc disease develop over 10,20, 30 years and one car accident can expedite this path. The C5/C6 area is the most mobile vertebrae and disc in the body and is always an issue in car accidents. Getting adjusted in the tight spots above and below this area will help restructure your neck and get you on the path to being pain and symptom free.
The difference for your life is: What do you do with this? What is the Quality of Life that you want to have? Who is on Team You? At Be Well Chiropractic, we work with the three causes of stress and pain in the body: Physical, Mental, Emotional. Is the cause of all your stress and pain still there? It is about getting the spine in line and also being your health coach to live a better quality of life. Call Mason at Be Well Chiropractic Franklin TN and Be Well Chiropractic Spring Hill TN: 615-302-2798. Dr. Gregory Hutti and Dr. Janelle Hutti are here to help get you out of pain and improve your quality of life.
REVIEWS FROM PATIENTS
“(My experience) has been amazing and I have formed a wonderful relationship with both doctors. They continue to research how to show me more exercises and treatment plans to help strengthen my body.”
“My body has adjusted better as time has gone by and feels very flexible and strong doing long days at work.”
“I’ve gotten a lot better and have learned how to take care of my own body with stretches and exercises Dr. Janelle has given me specifically for my body type.”
“I would recommend not just seeing a chiropractor, but seeing Dr. Janelle. She’s knowledgeable and thorough and will give you the best plan to bring you into a healthier lifestyle”
“I loaded up on Tylenol and other pain medications and tried getting frequent massages, which only provided temporary relief. I was always in pain and stiff.”
“I absolutely love this office and staff. Dr. Greg gave me a great program of treatments and exercises (and) I started to feel relief after the very first session.”
“Chiropractic should be in one’s priority list, just as taking vitamins and eating healthy. A must try, as you may not know how much better you can feel. Depending on the issue, I strongly feel chiropractic care is important to feeling healthy and staying active.”
“I was kind of scared of the adjustments but I figured chiropractic care was the only medical care that could “fix” the problem. Dr. Hutti was very kind and good about explaining what was going on in a clear way that was easy to understand for an average person with no medical background.”
“(Dr. Hutti) recommended continued adjustments to re-align the vertebrae, daily exercises to keep movement and to strengthen my muscles, to hold vertebrae in the correct position.”
“I am so thankful for their knowledge and help!”
Anna starting coming to Be Well Chiropractic with lung complications due to cystic fibrosis. She was having middle back pain mainly due to coughing. She has “always been a huge fan of chiropractic care when it comes to keeping (her) immune system at its strongest.”
“Dr. Janelle has been a huge factor and partner in my health. When your body is aligned right it can heal itself so much easier. I think chiropractic care is crucial to my health and quality of life.”
Since seeing Dr. Janelle her “breathing has become much easier and more free.”
“I am better now than when I first came. I continue to get/feel better with every visit. I am learning things that I believe will allow me to stay healthy for a very long time.”
“I find that going to Dr. Greg was very helpful. I tried everything else (and) nothing seemed to help. My headaches are gone. I would recommend trying Dr. Greg. It does work.”
Her first impression of chiropractic, this office, and the doctor was that “Dr. Janelle has a holistic approach that will have long-term benefits.” She was “very impressed with her knowledge and her approach.”
Since seeing Dr. Janelle, Lauren has gained back her range of motion in her neck and back. The numbness in her leg has gone away, the pain in her rib has lessened, and she no longer has headaches.
“I would recommend improving your lifestyle habits such as diet, physical activity, and chiropractic care.”
“I feel that this is a life-changing practice and that (chiropractic) is necessary for a healthy life.”
“(I) feel so much better and the pain is practically gone.”