Back Pain Treatment After Car Accident with our Dunedin Chiropractor
At Raveling Chiropractic Center, we welcome Dunedin residents and those living in the surrounding Florida communities to visit us for back pain treatment after a car accident. If you have recently suffered an injury from a car accident that has left you with chronic or interspersed back pain, our chiropractor, Dr. Paul Raveling, has effective treatment options for you. Our chiropractic care plans offer a conservative and non-invasive approach to reducing your back pain. If you are considering surgery as an option, visit Raveling Chiropractic Center to learn how chiropractic care often eliminates the need for surgery. Our gentle techniques will not aggravate your pain- only provide you with pain relief and the ability for your body to heal itself.
Visit our Dunedin Car Accident Chiropractor
Back pain following a car accident may not appear instantly. Instead, it may creep up on you throughout the days after your incident. Instead of waiting for back pain to appear, we recommend calling Dr. Raveling's office as soon as possible after the accident. Our chiropractor evaluates your neck and back to determine if an injury occurred and to what extent your back is damaged. Then, he develops a care approach to gently coax your body back to optimal health.
Causes for Back Pain Following a Car Accident
From the top of your spine to the bottom, your body is susceptible to impact injuries from a car accident. If you were rear-ended, your head may have jostled forward and backward quickly resulting in whiplash. Symptoms of whiplash include:
- neck pain
- upper back pain
- shoulder pain
- limited range of motion in neck and upper back
- blurred vision
In another circumstance, the accident may have caused a vertebrae to shift out of place in your upper, middle or lower spinal column. You feel pain in your back because the vertebrae is now pressing on nerves that exit the spine. If the trauma is severe, the disc between the vertebrae may also be leaking into this space increasing your back discomfort. Our chiropractor gently re-positions the vertebrae into a natural alignment to reduce your back pain and help your body heal from the injury.
If the pain is in your lower back, the accident may have caused a flare-up or a restriction in the sciatic nerve that leaves the base of your spine. Symptoms of sciatica include:
- lower back pain
- hip pain
- leg pain extending in your calves
- leg tingling, weakness or numbness
- increase in pain with movement
- difficulties sitting or sleeping
Florida's PIP Law
If you're injured in an auto accident injury and need to seek chiropractic care, it's important you do so within two weeks of the accident.
Florida law stipulates that you must seek medical attention from a doctor, hospital or auto injury chiropractor within 14 days of the incident to fully utilize the maximum amount of benefits available to you. Otherwise, your personal injury protection (PIP) carried as part of your auto insurance won't be maximized to it's fullest potential. Read more about Florida's PIP Law and how it may affect you on our Florida's Personal Injury Protection page.
Schedule Back Pain Relief Following Dunedin Auto Accidents
Dr. Raveling evaluates all your reasons for back pain following a car accident and positions your spine to remove your discomfort. When your spine is aligned, your body is able to restore your health and alleviate the pain. Your symptoms may disappear quickly or may require a series of adjustments for a full, pain-free benefit. For answers to your questions or to begin your healing process, call us today at 727-733-0433.