Many people feel shaken after a car accident and aren’t sure what to do. One common symptom following a car accident is chest pain. The reason your chest may hurt is usually because of the pull-back of the seatbelt against your chest as your torso whipped forward on impact. This can cause mild to severe chest pain due to bruising, misalignment and sometimes even fracture of ribs.
Chest pain can also be caused by the misalignment of bones of your thoracic spine, pinching nerves and causing pain to radiate through your ribs. Sometimes the ribs have been subluxated or moved from their correct position on impact. Your Plantation Chiropractor has 20 years of experience finding the cause of your pain following a car accident. Chiropractic care differs from other treatments in its focus in providing adjustments that correct the misalignments in your spine, chest, and ribs following a car accident. Adjustments are safe and natural. Taking pressure off of your nerves and helps your body to heal. After an accident, your body can heal well or poorly. Your nervous system is running your entire body and controls healing. Without your Chiropractor removing the misalignments in your spine, healing may take longer or chest pain may become permanent.
The first thing you need to know following a car accident is that you have 2 weeks following the accident to see a chiropractor or other healthcare professional in order not to lose your personal injury protection benefits. Most people are pleasantly surprised to find that it not only covers medical expenses but transportation to doctor’s visits and missed days from work.
What to expect: At Westside Chiropractic Center we always do a thorough evaluation of your injuries. Often people without pain are found to have neurological damage and even herniated discs on physical examination. Make sure that you get the best care following your accident. Call us with your questions (954)745-8380.
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