Motorcycle accidents happen every day. We hear about them while listening to the traffic report with frightening regularity. Many motorcycle riders use this form of transportation to help get through heavy traffic and to eliminate parking problems. Some fall victim to inattentive drivers or road hazards that result in a sudden impact with a vehicle and the road.
Even a minor accident can cause significant injuries which can severely impact quality of life if not treated properly. Flintridge Family Chiropractic specializes in treating biomechanical and soft tissue injuries caused by impact. Motorcycle accidents, automobile accidents and sports injuries are complex in nature. These types of injuries require the specialized skills of a motorcycle accident chiropractor with years of experience in treating these types of injuries.
Motorcycle accident injuries – delayed symptoms are common
Chiropractic care following a motorcycle or car accident is vital to a full recovery. It is often the case that all injuries do not show up right away. The initial shock of impact causes an adrenaline spike that masks pain and other symptoms as part of the body’s healing mechanism.
There are several types of injuries common to a motorcycle accident. Broken bones, head injuries, soft tissue injuries, internal injuries and skin abrasions (road rash) must be treated on an emergency basis by a physician. However, the nature of these serious injuries often masks injuries that can be diagnosed by a motorcycle accident chiropractor who knows what to look for. It is good insurance to be evaluated by a chiropractor as soon as possible after any type of accident.
Benefits of early evaluation after a motorcycle accident
Motorcycle accidents almost always cause injuries even if the accident seems minor. Hitting the road even at a slower speed puts strain on the head, neck, shoulders, knees and arms. Whiplash is a common injury that may take weeks or months to show up. After the initial swelling goes down injuries start to surface over time.
Flintridge Family Chiropractic offers full evaluation services following an accident which is completely focused on the current and potential future effects of these injuries. Knowing the complex systems of the body, both in mechanics and soft tissue is the key to fully diagnosing the extent of injury from a motorcycle accident.
Attorney referrals are welcome at Flintridge Family Chiropractic
Early detection of underlying injury is the best insurance a rider could have that all of their injuries will be treated early, when there is the most chance of full recovery. It is possible to treat old motorcycle accidents with great success, however it is much more beneficial to treat an injury before it develops into a chronic situation.
Another benefit of a full evaluation following a motorcycle accident is to document all the injuries that have resulted from the accident for use in a lawsuit. Medical doctors in an emergency room or hospital setting are trained to diagnose and treat obvious injuries such as broken bones and head injuries. They may miss injuries that are not as severe.
Having a motorcycle accident chiropractor perform a full evaluation will document all injuries that are currently obvious as well as the long term effects of those injuries. In this way a personal injury attorney can help his client obtain financial compensation for injuries that will allow full rehabilitative treatment to proceed without financial stress being added to the burden the rider has to bear.
Gentle effective chiropractic care specific to motorcycle accidents
Chiropractic care isn’t a substitute for setting broken bones or handling brain injuries. That is the domain of medical doctors. Chiropractic care is focused on putting back the natural function and alignment of muscles, bones and joints damaged by impact.
Treating soft tissue injuries such as whiplash, sprains, strains, and bursitis as well as headaches, pinched nerves and subluxated joints are some of the more common injuries treated by Flintridge Family Chiropractic.
Treatments are gentle, specific and always focused on patient comfort. Nothing is forced to the point of discomfort. Patience is a big part of recovery from our motorcycle or car accident treatments. Steady progress toward normal function and range of motion is accomplished in a number of ways such as chiropractic massage, ultrasound, micro-current therapy and therapeutic exercise. Adjustments will be incorporated into their program as needed.
The goal at Flintridge Family Chiropractic is the restoration of function, comfort and overall quality of life to victims of motorcycle and car accidents. Call us to arrange your motor vehicle accident evaluation as soon as you are able.