Accidents that result in injuries can occur in many different ways. Car accidents are among the most common, but accidental injuries can also take place in: workplace accidents; slip and falls; accidents involving poorly maintained premises such as dangerous flooring or poor lighting; motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian accidents; and many others. There is a wide variety of therapies and medical interventions that can help with physical injuries and at Miami Accident Center, we use state-of-the-art chiropractic and holistic techniques to bring you pain relief and healing. But in our experience, an injured person often must make an effort to heal emotionally and financially, as well.
Injuries from an accident may be minor, such as scrapes and bruises, or they may be major – broken bones, damaged vertebrae, brain injury, and more. Accident-related injuries we frequently see include injuries caused by impact or jerking of the body, damaging both bones and soft tissue, such as:
- Neck pain, whiplash
- Back pain, disc injuries
- Extremity pain, numbness, limited movement
- Sprains, strains, broken bones
- Damage to the spinal column causing nerve damage
- Internal injuries
- Brain injuries
Chiropractic care focuses on problems with the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system and is thus uniquely suited to treating injuries resulting from car crashes, falls, and other accidents. Adjustments are non-invasive and alleviate pain by supporting the body’s own ability to heal. Our professionals at Miami Accident Center treat your whole body because when one part of the body is injured, other parts are affected – after all, our body systems are entirely interconnected and should be treated as a single unit.
Our bodies and our minds are also interconnected. Thus, after an accident, it’s natural to experience a temporary period of anxiety and upset. This could even last a couple of weeks. But if it goes beyond that period of time, you may need to reach out to a professional counselor or therapist. At Miami Accident Center, we help our patients find compassionate caregivers to address mental health issues.
Common symptoms of mental trauma after an accident include anxiety, fear, or jumpiness; mood swings, including bouts of anger and crying; feelings of shame or blame, especially if someone else was injured; sleep issues, nightmares; loss of interest in activities you used to love; withdrawal from friends or loved ones; flashbacks or frequently remembering or reliving the accident; avoidance of anything that might remind you of the accident; thoughts of self-harm.
If you are experiencing any of these feelings, tell us, your loved ones, and your primary doctor immediately. Just as you are working to heal physically, you can and should heal emotionally as well. Don’t delay. Your mental health is as important as your physical health.
Your accident has probably also had an impact on your finances. Obviously, any medical expenses you have incurred would not have been necessary without the accident, but your injuries – mental and physical – may have also impacted your ability to work. The financial impact of the injury may linger long after your body has healed.
Miami Accident Center has a trusted network of accident attorneys who can help you through the legal jungle of insurance adjustors, lawsuits, and litigation to get you financially healthy again. If you are contacted by the insurance company of another party, or if your own insurance company is contacting you regarding a settlement, it may be wise to talk to an attorney before making any legal or financial decisions.
At Miami Accident Center, we treat the whole person. Reach out to us today so that we can help you heal physically, emotionally, and financially.