Auto Accidents & Car Accidents
Auto accidents & Car accidents Services
Anyone injured in a motor vehicle crash must be evaluated by a doctor within 14 days of the crash.
Facts to consider regarding motor vehicle crash Insurance companies and their defense attorneys want you to believe that crash damage is directly proportional to severity of injury. In other words, minimal damage results in minimal injury. They claim most motor vehicle crash result in minor imapact soft tissue injuries they call them MIST. Typically Minor impact low speed crashes are defined as crashes occurring at closing velocities of 10 mph or less. However closing velocities without definition of the relative size of the involved vehicles is not quantitative or measurable. For example a Mustang struck by a Neon at 10 at a closing velocity at 10mph will experience far less velocity change than that same Mustang being struck at the same speed by a UPS sized commercial truck. Important vehicle factors include relative size of the partners, contact points, impact vectors, property damage, head restraints, seat geometry, seat type and seat damage, use of restraint system & air bag deployment.
All too often, the physicians and other healthcare providers enlisted to treat injuries following accidents fail to achieve complete relief, either because they aren’t trained in proactive treatment of musculoskeletal injuries or because they don’t have experience in utilizing the body’s own natural healing processes as part of treatment.
The Effects of Car Accidents on Your Body
Many headaches occur as a result of strain, pinched or irritated nerves, or issues with circulation that impede blood flow to the brain or the area surrounding it. While taking pain relievers is a popular treatment for relieving some symptoms, it doesn’t treat the underlying causes of headaches, which means they’re much more likely to recur.
Low back pain
Low back pain is a leading cause of pain and disability in the U.S., affecting more than 30 million Americans at any point in time, and causing symptoms in more than half of all working men and women every year. Because the low back is subjected to so many different types of stresses and strains throughout the day — even when we’re simply sitting or standing — finding relief for painful symptoms requires a whole-body approach that’s focused on rebalancing the body so those stresses and strains are properly redistributed.
Although taking pain relievers and even muscle relaxers can help relieve some symptoms, over time these medications can become addictive and dangerous, even interfering with the body’s ability to heal itself. At Atlantic Coast Medical Care, we understand the symptoms of low back pain and the impact they can have on your life. We offer skilled treatment based on each patient’s unique needs for real, long-term relief and improved health.
Pinched nerves are a common result of car accidents and slip-and-fall accidents, but they can also occur from overuse or repetitive strain injuries where irritated and inflamed muscles or tendons press on nerves, causing widespread pain and other symptoms. Even poor posture can cause painful nerve compression. The best way to relieve a pinched nerve is to locate and then alleviate pressure so the nerve functions the way it’s supposed to.
Oh, my aching back! If you suffer from sciatica, there’s a good chance you’ve uttered those words many times. Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve — a major nerve that runs from the lower back and down both legs — becomes compressed where it exits the spine. Like other types of low back pain, it can occur as a result of accidents, repetitive strain and postural issues. But unlike other back pain, it usually causes shooting pain that extends through the buttock and into the legs.
At Atlantic Coast Medical Care, we understand the toll sciatica can take, and we also know that when it isn’t properly treated from the start, it can recur over and over again, causing symptoms that can interfere with every area of your life —- even your sleep. Our practitioners help relieve sciatica with individualized care that’s focused on the needs of each patient for optimal results and quicker relief of painful symptoms.
The good news is, slipped discs often respond well to the more conservative treatments strategies used in chiropractic care. That means you can finally get the relief you need for your symptoms without resorting to invasive surgery or injections.
Upper back and neck pain
Upper back and neck pain affects millions of men and women in the U.S., often causing diffuse symptoms that can be difficult to treat with traditional medical techniques. Like other types of spine-related pain, many medical treatments address only specific symptoms, often prescribing prolonged courses of pain medications or resorting to invasive medical procedures to find relief. Because pain associated with upper back and neck injuries can cause nonspecific symptoms in other areas of the body, many patients are left to suffer with aches and pains that can have a significant impact on their overall quality of life. At Atlantic Coast Medical Care, our practitioners are skilled at determining the root causes of upper back and neck pain, providing individualized care based on each patient’s specific symptoms and medical needs for superior relief of symptoms and improved quality of life.
Like many spine-related injuries, whiplash can be difficult or even impossible to effectively treat without managing the underlying nerve impingements that may be causing them. At Atlantic Coast Medical Care, we understand the very real frustrations of managing the painful symptoms of whiplash. Our experienced practitioners work with each patient individually, using a hands-on approach to carefully assess the damage so treatment is tailored to every patient’s unique needs for optimal results.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Millions of people in the U.S. are affected by scoliosis, a curvature of the spine that usually develops during the growth phase of adolescence. Despite its prevalence, the good news is many people with scoliosis lead happy, healthy lives without the need for invasive surgery or long-term bracing used in people with extreme curvatures. However, while many cases of scoliosis are mild, they can still cause pervasive symptoms of pain and achiness that can have an impact on many activities of daily living.
At Atlantic Coast Medical Care, we help patients with symptomatic mild scoliosis relieve the pain and aches that can develop as a result of spinal curvature. Every treatment is preceded by a thorough examination and evaluation to ensure treatment is applied in a way that’s most effective for each patient’s needs and symptoms.
Do you suffer from chronic stress? Millions of people do, and the effects can be serious. Everyone gets “stressed out” from time to time, but when the condition is chronic — persisting for weeks and even months — it can take a major toll on your life and your health, significantly increasing your risks for several serious medical conditions and diseases, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, immune disorders and more
At Atlantic Coast Medical Care, our practitioners are skilled at recognizing the effects of chronic stress and in helping men and women overcome those effects. We use advanced techniques designed not only to help relieve the anxious, stressed-out feelings you’re experiencing, but also to mitigate the physical and emotional manifestations of chronic stress so you can enjoy maximum health and wellness.
Maintaining optimal health is a balancing act at any age. Staying healthy means optimizing all the interconnections and interrelationships between organs and other tissues so everything functions the way it’s supposed to. And because your body’s needs change — sometimes dramatically — as you get older, making sure you stay as healthy as possible requires vigilance and regular care from specialists who understand the “whole body” approach to care.
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