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Car accident injury treatment

                                                    Car Accident 19061 19014 19703

Car accidents , or motor vehicle accidents (MVA), remain a frequent cause of traumatic injury to the neck and low back. Even minor collisions, especially head on on rear end collisions, can result in injury. It is not uncommon for those involved in a car accident to not feel pain immediately after the accident but to report discomfort two to three days later. 

The first week following an acute injury is a critical period and it is important for a proper examination to b performed in order to evaluate the extent of the injury. According to the study: Chronic neck pain and whiplash: A case-control study of the relationship between acute whiplash injuries and chronic neck pain, researchers reported that the leading cause of chronic neck pain was prior motor vehicle accident injuries : "it reasonable to infer that a significant proportion of individuals with chronic neck pain in the general population were originally injured in a motor vehicle accident." This finding underscores the importance of early and adequate treatment for injuries resulting from car accidents.

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Do I need a referral to see a chiropractor?

The only health  insurance plans which require a referral from your primary care doctor are those under Keystone Health Plan. Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Personal Choice and all most all of the other local plans do not require referrals for chiropractic care. Some primary providers may require a patient with Keystone Health Plan  as their health insurance to be seen in their office before issuing a referral. 
Additionally, those on work comp must be seen by a panel doctor in the first 90 days of care and then can choose any doctor they want. 

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Sciatica Treatment

Sciatica is a general term applied to symptoms that involve lower back discomfort which radiates down the leg. While most patients report pain, other nerve dysfunction such as numbness, tingling and weakness may also be noted. As noted on Spine Health, "Sciatica  is not a medical diagnosis in and of itself—it is a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as a lumbar herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, or spinal stenosis." Lumbar subluxations, irritated nerves and pelvic rotation also may cause sciatica symptoms.

Sciatic pain can vary in both the frequency of the pain and the intensity of the discomfort. As with any complaint, the true cause must be determined through the history and examination before a chiropractic program may be assigned. 
Typically, sciatic pain and complaints due not involve both legs and almost always radiate down the leg. Sciatica is often made worse by sitting, bending forward in the case of disc herniations or backward when the spine joints are involved.

Muscle weakenss, increased or decreased bowel or bladder function are signs of a more progressed problem.

Chiropractic treatment of sciatica involves a reduction of the nerve inflammation at the spinal level through modalities and or laser therapy along with physical procedures to address the cause of the irritation which may include chiropractic adjustments, traction, exercise and or soft tissue manipulation.

Laser therapy + Manipulation + Soft Tissue Mobilization + Patient Education typically resuts in a dramatic decrease in discomfort and as the tissues change and heal properly, flare ups of the condition are reduced.


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