Sports and Auto Injuries

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Dr. Harris has played sports throughout his high school, collegiate and post-collegiate years.  He realizes that for athletes to perform at a high level, chiropractic care is important for all ages and any athlete.  Dr. Harris has treated collegiate wrestling teams, collegiate gymnastic team, high school lacrosse, football, cross country and track teams.  He has had the pleasure to treat two All-American wrestlers, a dozen National Qualifier wrestlers, high-school All-American field hockey and lacrosse players and multiple all-state champions in various levels of sports.  Regardless of the sport or the age of the athlete, chiropractic care enhances performance, stamina and allows a more quick recovery from injury.

Dr. Harris is uniquely skilled in Sports and Auto Injuries rehabilitation because of the years of expertise and extensive training in nerves, muscles, skeletal system, and their integral ability to work together.  The bio-mechanics must remain working at a high level to achieve maximum effort.  The bio-mechanics of the ankle, knee and hip joints are the cornerstone to any athlete.  If any one, or combination of those becomes altered, injuries are more common and performance is lost or compromised.  This can result in shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, strains, sprain, plantar fasciitis and more.  Identifying the same bio-mechanics of the spine helps identify possible overuse injuries to the lower and upper back regions.

The value of chiropractic treatment for sports injuries and knowing chiropractic care plays a key role in preventing those injuries makes Florida Spine and Wellness Institute invaluable to any athlete.  Over the years, Dr. Harris has seen a significant reduction in lower limb strain injuries, time missed as a result of knee injuries, lower back and upper back pain, and there was an overall improvement in health status.

Being proactive will minimize days lost and increase performance on and off the field of play.

At Florida Spine and Wellness Institute we treat car accident injury including whiplash, back pain, neck pain, headaches and more. Dr. Harris and his team will help you with pain management and rehabilitation for your car accident injury. Chiropractic care combined with other treatment methods such as cold laser therapy, Extension Traction Therapy, spinal decompression and physical therapy will assist in the healing process and get your body back to normal.

Whiplash & Symptoms

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in automobile accidents. It occurs during the impact of your accident when your neck is forcibly “whipped” back and forth or side-to-side past its normal range of motion. Whiplash affects the muscles and tissues in your back and neck. You may feel stiffness, back pain and neck pain immediately or it could take days, weeks even months for your symptoms to appear. It is crucial to treat whiplash immediately even if you are not yet experiencing neck or back pain.

Headaches and migraines can be caused by whiplash, head injuries or other types of car accident injury. Headaches may appear when your neck is damaged because the stress or strain on your neck muscles can cause pain to radiate to your head. Head injuries or trauma to your head can cause headaches and migraines. If you are experiencing headaches after your car accident, then you should get treated as soon as possible so that your headache pain does not become permanent.

A herniated disc, which is another injury that can be sustained in an auto accident, occurs when a spinal disc bulges and puts pressure on the nerves in your back. A sudden jerk from a car accident can cause a disc herniation or possibly sciatica. 

No Symptoms – Big Problem

Because you do not have a symptom following an auto accident, does not mean you are fine!  The trauma from a minor accident(5 m.p.h. or less) will cause the bones of the spine to shift.  If not identified or diagnosed, the shifting of the vertebrae will cause significant problems years later.  It is important to have a thorough Chiropractic examination after any automobile accident to verify the state or your spine and nervous system.  In closing, do not wait and see.  Waiting and seeing just means it is only going to worsen as time elapses. 

Florida Law – 14 day window for treatment

Florida law dictates that if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, that a medical professional sees you within 14 days of your accident.  If you do not comply with this law, you will forfeit any chiropractic or medical care.

You can see Florida Spine and Wellness Institute first and Dr. Harris can refer you to a medical professional for the  additional state-mandated examination.

Chiropractic Care – Effective

Chiropractic care is an effective treatment for car accident injury. Dr. Andrew Harris will use manual adjustments, corrective exercises, cold laser therapy combined with modern equipment and unique techniques to treat your car accident injures. General chiropractic care and a series of manual adjustments aid with pain management for whiplash, herniated discs and headaches. By adjusting your spine and re-aligning your neck and back, he can relieve the pressure from your neck, back and head. Proper alignment will also help boost the function of your immune and digestive systems by allowing your nerves to function optimally.

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