Each year more than 15 million Americans choose chiropractic for safe, natural and effective relief from back pain, neck pain, headaches, extremity pain, poor overall health, low energy levels and much more.
“Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs and surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health“
With State-of-the-Art Chiropractic, Physical and Massage Therapy Dr. Fotiou and the First Care team uses gentle Chiropractic techniques to restore nerve function, enhance pain relief, musculoskeletal strength, and function to assist the body in healing with physical and massage therapies. The First Care team does utilize an array of techniques and customizes a treatment based on the individual patient’s injuries, condition and tolerance.
One of the most common injuries from a car crash is the damaging effect of whiplash. Whiplash occurs when a sudden, jarring movements of the head, neck and back is sustained backward, forward or even to the side. Whiplash destabilizes the spine and causes severe pain as well as these other indicators:
• Blurred vision
• Neck pain
• Shoulder pain
• Reduced ranges of motion in the neck and lower back
• Arm pain
• Neck stiffness
• Low back pain
It is important that chiropractic care is sought immediately after an automobile accident since allowing the effects of whiplash to go untreated can result in long-term pain, joint instability, muscle spasms and decreased ranges of motion. The seriousness of the physical effects of an accident is not always known or felt immediately following. It can take days, weeks or even months for major symptoms to show up, which is why chiropractic care is essential to maintaining the health of a spine that has been through a trauma.
Any body part that is jarred or thrown forward unexpectedly and beyond normal limits can sustain stretched ligaments and even tears. Those supporting the head and neck and lower back are especially vulnerable to this kind of tearing during a collision. Since chiropractors specialize in the care of bones, muscles, nerves and connective tissue, they are crucial to visit after an accident. All those major parts of the body are important to keep in optimal health and correct alignment so they can function properly and all body systems can operate seamlessly.
Early care and treatment means full healing and recovery is quickly realized. Even a car crash that is seemingly minor with limited damage to the car itself can cause serious injury to the driver and passengers. Chiropractic treatments are the right step toward restoring the body. They relieve pain, make necessary adjustments to spine alignment and may include massage and other physiotherapy techniques. Beyond treatment, advice for exercises and stretches as well as self home therapy to continue healing on your own after appointments, are just a few examples of the way the First Care team cares for the whole individual after an accident.