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Treating Injuries to your Limbs after an Auto Accident

Symptoms in your arms or legs could indicate an injury, especially following a car accident. If you fear you might be injured, please do not hesitate to seek medical attention — even if you believe that your condition is not serious. It is always safer to let a medical professional come to that conclusion.

Also, in Florida, you may want to promptly seek medical attention in order to make use of your Insurance policy. The mandatory personal injury protection coverage you carry as a Florida driver requires you to have a professional diagnose your condition within 14 days in order for you to be eligible for the maximum possible coverage.

At PhysMed, we often receive questions about leg or arm injury treatments from new patients. Please read on for some brief discussions of these topics.

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How do you treat arm and leg injuries after an accident?

The methods of treating injuries to your limbs after an auto accident would be different based on the type of underlying injury. Therefore, it is difficult to suggest any first aid procedures on a general basis. That is not to say that you cannot treat your own injuries. In fact, your chiropractor or physical therapist will probably provide you with specialized activities or suggestions that help you recover from your injury at home.

In terms of professional services, PhysMed treats the underlying causes of limb symptoms with various techniques and procedures. Based on the case, you may have options such as:

Your care provider will suggest the least invasive and potentially most effective treatments first. If you have a condition we are unable to address, we will provide a detailed reference to a member of our trusted specialist network.

What are some common limb injuries?

The forces involved in car accidents could cause a variety of injuries to your extremities. These could include broken bones, dislocations, or cuts and bruises. However, unexplained symptoms in these areas could also be the result of injuries along your spinal column — neck and back injuries often create pain symptoms that travel to your limbs.

In your arms, typical sources of pain or sensitivity would be whiplash-related injuries, back injuries, or distressed tissue around the arm joints, especially around the shoulder. In your legs or hips, back problems are the leading causes of the most common symptoms.

Do chiropractors treat limb injuries?

Chiropractic care can be effective for some types of limb injuries. As mentioned above, one of the most important steps in relieving the pain in your arms or legs is to identify the underlying cause. Please call us at (941) 921-4884 to begin this process as soon as possible.

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