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Jacksonville, FL Chiropractic Auto Injury Treatment

Jacksonville, FL auto injury recovery and treatment by Dr. Michael ChanatryEach year, there are millions of auto collisions in the world, and a significant number of people end up getting injured in a collision. While most accidents are "minor," chronic spine pain are still common health issues. The good news is that chiropractic care is a great way to treat these kinds of injuries.

We've helped many auto injury patients in our Jacksonville, FL office, and Dr. Michael Chanatry has been treating people with these types of injuries since 1984. During a car accident, your body is subjected to powerful forces that it simply wasn't built to handle. These forces place strain and stress on your neck, shoulder, and back, and can cause injury to the ligaments that hold your spinal column together. A collision can cause a wide variety of pain issues.

A ligament sprain in the neck can cause pain, swelling, and radicular symptoms in the arm and hand. Chiropractic care works well for these types of injuries, because chiropractic focuses on restoring the healthy function and flexibility of the injured structures.

Dr. Michael Chanatry Can Help Clients Recover From an Auto Injury

Dr. Michael Chanatry, your Jacksonville, FL chiropractor, can assist by reducing inflammation in the damaged area and can help reduce the creation of scar tissue that can cause chronic pain and disability.

You don't have to suffer from auto injury pain. Learn more about how we can help you recover or call Dr. Michael Chanatry today at (904) 743-6700.

 

Jacksonville, FL TMJ Pain and Auto Injury

Jacksonville, FL TMJ Treatment by Dr. Michael ChanatryJaw pain is a fairly typical problem experienced by many people after a car crash, and it can be tough for some health practitioners to diagnose the source of the problem. Complicating the issue, oftentimes you won't develop TMJ symptoms until many weeks or months after the accident.

Dr. Michael Chanatry has treated many people with jaw pain after an injury, and the medical research explains what causes these types of symptoms. During a collision, the tissues in your neck are frequently stretched or torn, causing ligament, muscle, or nerve damage. This can obviously cause pain in the neck and back, but since your central nervous system is one functioning unit, inflammation of the nerves can cause issues in other parts of your body.

For example, with radicular pain, irritation of a nerve can cause prickling or numbness in the arm and hand. Similarly, it can affect parts of your body above the injury, like your head and jaw. Headaches after a crash are very common because of neck injury, and the TMJ works the same way. Dr. Michael Chanatry sees this very frequently in our Jacksonville, FL office.

Research Supports Chiropractic Lessens TMJ Pain After an Auto Accident

Research shows that the root of many jaw or TMJ problems begins in the neck and that treatment of the underlying neck problem can fix the secondary headaches or jaw symptoms. The trick to dealing with these symptoms is simple: Dr. Michael Chanatry will work to restore your spinal column back to health, reducing the inflammatory reaction, treating the injured areas, and eliminating the irritation to the nerves in your spine.

Dr. Michael Chanatry has found that jaw and headache issues often resolve once we return your spine to its healthy condition.

If you live in Jacksonville, FL and you've been hurt in a crash, Dr. Michael Chanatry can help. We've been treating auto injury patients since 1984, and we can most likely help you, too. Give our office a call today at (904) 743-6700 for an appointment or consultation.

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Brantingham JW, Cassa TK, Bonnefin D, Pribicevic M, Robb A, et al. Manipulative and multimodal therapy for upper extremity and temporomandibular disorders: a system review. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2013;36(3):143-201.

 

What causes persistent pain after a car crash?

Jacksonville, FL neck pain and headache treatmentApproximately 2.3 million people are injured each year in motor vehicle collisions in the U.S. While most people are able to recover from their injuries relatively quickly, many are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Jacksonville, FL office. Fortunately, Dr. Michael Chanatry is here to help you recover from your auto injury.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps Prevent Chronic Pain After an Auto Accident

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was conducted on 28 individuals diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic treatment and 93 percent of them found relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic care is a great way to avoid chronic pain after an auto injury.

It's important to remember that studies have also found that delaying treatment after a car crash can adversely affect healing time, so getting in to see Dr. Michael Chanatry at the earliest opportunity is key to having a quicker recovery.

We Can Help Patients Find Relief From Pain After a Car Collision

Dr. Michael Chanatry has worked with many auto injury patients, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Jacksonville, FL office today for more information or an appointment.

References

  • Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
  • Dies S & Strapp J. (1992, September). Chiropractic treatment of patients in motor vehicle accidents: a statistical analysis. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 36(3), 139-145.
  • Woodward M et al. (1996, November). Chiropractic treatment of chronic 'whiplash' injuries. Injury, 27(9), 643-645.
 

How Chiropractic Can Help You Avoid Chronic Auto Injury Pain

Jacksonville, FL auto injury recoveryApproximately 2.3 million people are injured every year in automobile accidents in the U.S. While some people are able to heal from their injuries fairly easily, many folks are left to deal with chronic pain and disability. We see many of these patients here in our Jacksonville, FL office. Fortunately, Dr. Michael Chanatry is here to help you heal from your auto injury.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps Prevent Chronic Pain After an Auto Accident

The science confirms what we see in our office: A British study was conducted on 28 individuals diagnosed with chronic whiplash pain. Each participant received chiropractic care and 93 percent of them found relief following their adjustments, even though 43 percent of whiplash sufferers overall usually never find relief. This confirms that chiropractic care is a great way to avoid chronic pain after a crash.

It's important to remember that studies have also found that delaying care after a car crash can negatively affect recovery time, so getting in to see Dr. Michael Chanatry as soon as possible is key to having a speedier recovery.

We Can Help People Find Relief From Pain After a Car crash

Dr. Michael Chanatry has worked with many auto injury sufferers, and we're here to help you, too. Call our Jacksonville, FL office today for more information or an appointment.

Sources

  • Association for Safe International Road Travel. Retrieved from http://asirt.org/initiatives/informing-road-users/road-safety-facts/road-crash-statistics
  • Dies S & Strapp J. (1992, September). Chiropractic treatment of patients in motor vehicle accidents: a statistical analysis. The Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, 36(3), 139-145.
  • Woodward M et al. (1996, November). Chiropractic treatment of chronic 'whiplash' injuries. Injury, 27(9), 643-645.
 

Jacksonville, FL Neck Pain and Car Crashes

Neck pain is a common condition after an auto injury, and it's something that Dr. Michael Chanatry sees often in our Jacksonville, FL office. Let's look at the root cause of neck pain after a car accident and see how chiropractic care can help.

It's not surprising that neck pain is the most common symptom experienced after an auto injury. During even a low speed car crash, your head is exposed to very rapid acceleration. In such collisions, a head that normally weighs about 10 pounds can instantly weigh eight times as much. This force exerts an extreme strain on the tissues of the cervical spine. The bones of your neck are held together with strong bands of tissue called ligaments, and these ligaments provide stability for your neck. These ligaments can be sprained during a wreck, just as your ankle ligaments can be sprained. A sprain means that the ligament is stretched or torn.

When you experience a sprained ligament, the damaged tissues gets inflamed and painful, and that's what takes place after a car crash. Your chiropractor helps by increasing flexibility in the injured area, which helps the ligaments heal and helps minimize scar tissue.

If you've been hurt in a car crash and you're suffering from neck pain, Dr. Michael Chanatry is here to help. First, we'll do a careful assessment to establish the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (904) 743-6700 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Headache and Car Accidents

We work with many auto injury cases in in our Jacksonville, FL office, and a widespread symptom we see in our patients is headache. The key to recovering from headache caused by a crash is to understand the root cause of the problem and how chiropractic care can help.

There are many different types of headache. Headache that's caused by an auto collision, though, typically begins as tension or strain in the muscle tissue of the cervical spine. In a crash, the neck muscles can be torn, which causes swelling and discomfort. These types of headache can be felt in different places, including the back of the head or even the temple.

Another frequent cause of pain after a collision that we see in our Jacksonville, FL office is cervicogenic headache, or headaches that originate in injured ligaments of the neck. Ligament injury is very common after a crash, and it's important to get care for this type of problem to protect against the development of scar tissue.

Chiropractic is an excellent way to treat headaches, including those brought about by car crashes. Your chiropractic doctor will help reduce the inflammation and strain in your neck, which will help relieve the headache pain.

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're suffering from headache, Dr. Michael Chanatry is here to help. First, we'll do a careful examination to establish the root cause of your pain, and then decide how to restore your body's natural functioning. Give our office a call today at (904) 743-6700 to make an appointment.

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Auto Injury

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a common symptom after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Michael Chanatry sees often in our Jacksonville, FL office. Chiropractic care is a great way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome. Let's look at how thoracic outlet syndrome is caused by a crash and how Dr. Michael Chanatry can help you.

The thoracic outlet is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that travel through your neck and shoulder to your arm. These vessels don't have a lot of space, so they travel underneath and between the strong bands of muscles that support your head.

In a collision, these muscle groups can be stretched and strained. If damaged, the muscles become swollen and sore, and they can develop scar tissue which restricts motion and puts stress on the tissues of the thoracic outlet. Pressure on the nerves can cause tingling or numbness in the shoulder, elbow and even the hand. Pressure on the blood vessels can also cause problems in the arm.

Jacksonville, FL Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Chiropractic adjustments can be an effective way to treat thoracic outlet syndrome, as Dr. Michael Chanatry will help improve mobility in your spine and restore normal nerve function in your neck and shoulder.

If you've been injured in a car crash and you're struggling with thoracic outlet syndrome, Dr. Michael Chanatry is here to help. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Give our office a call today at (904) 743-6700 to make an appointment.

 

Back Pain and Car Crashes

We manage many auto injury cases in in our Jacksonville, FL office, and a common symptom we see in our patients is back pain. What causes back pain after an auto collision? How can chiropractic help?

During a rear-end motor vehicle accident, your car and car seat are quickly accelerated forward against your torso. Since car seats don't perfectly align with the curve of your back, the seat can put inconsistent pressure on your back. This can cause some of your spinal vertebrae to move in one direction while an adjacent vertebrae might move in another direction. This differential movement can sprain or strain the tissues that hold your spine together. This kind of injury can cause chronic back pain if not treated right away. Thankfully, chiropractic is one of the most effective ways to treat back pain.

Dr. Michael Chanatry has been helping patients in Jacksonville, FL since 1984, so we know what you're going through. We're here to help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your symptoms and then we will determine an appropriate treatment plan of action. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (904) 743-6700 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Shoulder Pain and Auto Injury

Shoulder Pain is a common symptom after an auto collision, and it's something that Dr. Michael Chanatry sees frequently in our Jacksonville, FL office. Chiropractic can be very helpful for shoulder pain symptoms after a crash. Let's see what causes shoulder pain and why chiropractic works.

There are at least two ways that you can develop shoulder pain after an accident: by direct trauma to the shoulder or by referred pain from the neck.

Direct damage can be caused by hitting your shoulder on a hard surface in the car during the crash, or can occur if you have a tight grip on the steering wheel during a rear end impact. With this type of injury, you'll usually be aware of the pain shortly after the crash.

More frequently, Dr. Michael Chanatry finds that shoulder or arm pain doesn't immediately appear after a crash, but begins a few days or weeks after the trauma. This type of shoulder discomfort actually starts in the neck. Injured muscles or ligaments in your neck can pinch nerves in your neck, causing tingling, numbness, or pain in your shoulder, elbow, or wrist.

We've worked with both types of shoulder pain in our Jacksonville, FL office. This care involves chiropractic adjustments to restore your spine's natural flexibility and exercises that strengthen your neck and shoulder.

Dr. Michael Chanatry is here in Jacksonville, FL to help you recover from shoulder pain. We've been helping patients since 1984 and we can probably help you, too. The first step is to get an accurate diagnosis to determine what's causing your pain and then we will determine an appropriate treatment strategy. Ready to make an appointment? Give us a call at (904) 743-6700 and we'll get you back on the road to health.

 

Relief from Asthma with Chiropractic

Jacksonville, FL asthma care with chiropracticAsthma is a significant worry for many people in Jacksonville, FL and for a society as a whole, since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that this problem currently affects almost 19 million adults and 7 million children in the US. A full-blown asthma attack likely means a hospital visit. Thankfully, Dr. Michael Chanatry has helped many folks in Jacksonville, FL get relief from asthma symptoms.

Research Shows Chiropractic Helps With Asthma

The scientific literature verifies what we see in our office. For example, a study published in Clinical and Experimental Allergy evaluated 31 adult asthma patients after receiving four weeks of chiropractic adjustments. The researchers reported that the patients who received chiropractic adjustments had a 34% decrease in asthma symptoms.

The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics printed another asthma-based study, except this one involved children. In this report, the 36 kids ranged from 6 to 17 years in age and their asthma was regarded as either mild or moderate in severity.

After 12 weeks of chiropractic care, as a whole, the children reported a higher quality of life and a reduced level of severity. As a bonus, they also reported that they relied less on their bronchodilator and these positive effects lasted one year after chiropractic care was finished.

We Can Help Patients Find Relief From Asthma

So, whether you're 6 or 60, if you have asthma attacks, be sure to contact Dr. Michael Chanatry in Jacksonville, FL and make an appointment today. We'll do what we can to help you breathe easier!

Resources

  • Asthma. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Bronfort G et al. (2001, July-August). Chronic pediatric asthma and spinal manipulation: a prospective clinical series and randomized clinical pilot study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics;24(6):369-77
  • Nielsen N et al. (1995, January). Chronic asthma and chiropractic spinal manipulation: a randomized clinical trial. Clinical and Experimental Allergy;25(1):80-8