Car accidents can be very scary. Once you are in a car accident, it is important to know what to do. Many people dismiss going to the Doctor, as they feel everything will be fine or return back to normal. Many people do not experience any symptoms until maybe 2-3 days later, others experience symptoms shortly after. Getting evaluated for your injuries is very important. People who are already have problems with joint pain are susceptible to aggravation of their condition. Aggravation of the condition can include worsening, enhancement, or further disruption of the original condition. Aggravation of your previous condition can further increase your chances of long term affects on the area injured. You should seek care immediately, the clock is running. The body attempts to stabilize the injured area(s) and wants to create a splint to the joint. This can lead to symptoms of decrease mobility, stiffness, muscle spasms, tingling and numbness, headaches, shoulder pain , and disruption on the mechanics of the spine and the extremities. Chiropractors are trained to help with conditions of the spine and the extremity to help fix the mechanical issues that exist in the body after the injury. Many people suffer sprain/strains of the spine and the extremities. Sprain/strains means that the muscle, tendons, and ligaments are stretched beyond their capacity. This can lead to inflammation and pain. Therapy is required to help a sprain/strain. Since the sprain/strain affects the muscles, muscles have memory and have a tendency to continue doing what they are trained to do, again if the mechanics are disrupted the body can function improperly. Thus normal activities can become problematic and painful.
Doctors of Chiropractic are health care professionals that treat neuromuscular disorders or conditions related to the spine and extremities. The spine is treated with spinal manipulation to restore function and decrease pain. Function can be affected by different bones or vertebra of the spine being out of alignment. This leads to nerve pain as a result of the pressure that is placed on the nerve. Compression of the nerves causes inflammation and irritation. These can lead to symptoms of sciatica or pain that runs down the arms and legs. Biomechanical and structural changes have a huge impact on the nervous system. This can have a huge impact on our health. Doctors of Chiropractic help to improve and restore the structural and biomechanical changes that can come about due to accidents, falls, daily wear and tear, job demands, sports injuries, as well as the aging process.
Chiropractors are known to treat the neck and back. However, we are able to treat shoulder, knee, wrist, ankle problems with great outcomes.
Chiropractic is safe when done skillfully and appropriately per the World Health Organization.
Chiropractors treat soft tissue injuries that occur outside the spine. Manual therapy is a form of deep tissue massage that helps speed up healing to the tissue. Scar tissue can form after years of accumulation and leads to increase inflammation.
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition of that affects the extremities such as the hands and fee due to nerve damage. This can lead to pain, numbness, and weakness of the hands and feet. People with neuropathy will describe their symptoms as burning, stabbing, or tingling.
The peripheral nervous system sends information and signals to the brain and spinal cord. Peripheral neuropathy can be the result of traumatic injuries, infections, exposure to toxins. Trauma that has not resolved or that has not been treated can lead to peripheral neuropathy. Medications help to reduce the symptoms of neuropathy but the effects are short lived. People generally have to continue to take these medications without ever exploring the actual cause or the origin. Diabetes mellitus is another cause of neuropathy.
Causes of Neuropathy:
Alcoholism – poor dietary choices can lead to nerve damage and vitamin deficiencies.
Diabetes Mellitus – leads to poor nerve flow and reduced oxygen to the peripheral nerves.
Exposure to toxins – heavy metal toxicity and chemicals can damage nerves of the hands and feet.