An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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If you've recently been involved in an auto accident in the Birmingham, AL area, you may have developed some very serious physical problems in your neck and spine from the crash. These might not be obvious or apparent, and they might even be shrugged off as just being stiff or sore, but injuries like whiplash shouldn't be taken lightly. Days or even weeks after a collision, you may feel these symptoms intensify or worsen, which is why you should visit our chiropractic office for treatment as soon as possible. While immediate first responder assistance is often necessary at the scene of the accident, chiropractic care soon after can save you years of aches, discomfort and life-interrupting chronic pain.
Directly after an accident, adrenaline and other concerns - such as getting your car towed or getting in touch with your insurance company - may dampen or quiet the pain, only to have it flare up hours later once you've returned home. If you have experienced an injury, such as whiplash or spinal misalignment, going about your normal routine without proper assessment may actually make these problems worse, or intensify your pain. When you visit our Birmingham, AL chiropractic office, we'll use state-of-the-art X-rays combined with manual examinations of your spine, neck and shoulders to determine where you've been injured and help you decide on a course of corrective treatment. Remember, while paperwork and phone calls are important, you can always get another car or even insurance company - your spine is your spine for life!
If you are seen by EMTs or an emergency room doctor after your accident, you'll be screened for obvious problems such as head trauma or broken bones. Even if you're released without being checked into a hospital, you may still end up facing the stiffness and pain of whiplash as well as "bump and bruise" type injuries from the steering wheel column or dashboard. Any of these physical connections can jar the spine, leading to ongoing issues like herniated discs or subluxations - a problem that occurs when nerves slip between spinal vertebrae and become painfully compressed. Our chiropractic team is trained to spot these specialized injuries and treat them; the same distinction can't be made for even the most talented of first responders.
If you've recently been in an accident and are concerned you may have whiplash or spinal complications, we invite you to call our chiropractic office in Birmingham, AL to schedule your first appointment. Our team will take X-rays and complete a physical examination to determine what, if any, injuries you may have sustained in your accident. It's the right choice for your health, it's helpful for insurance claims, and you'll experience the warm "Gremmels Chiropractic Welcome" each time you come in. Give us a call today!