Car Accidents or “RTA’s” are common..
..but you don’t have to put up with being fobbed off by medics etc who don’t know what to do or how to help! That’s where Gayle Palmer – your Osteopath – comes to your aid!
Don’t be misled by the minimal damage to your car. People react much differently than glass, plastic and metal!
“…It started with a routine trip to the store.
Suddenly you hear a screeching of tyres and the harsh sound of metal hitting metal. In the split second before you can brace yourself, you feel your car moving from some unseen force!
It’s tempting to minimise your own injuries because your car has sustained little or no damage. Research shows that occupants can be injured considerably more than what you’d expect from a dented fender or a broken taillight.
And these are only the physical effects of being in an accident – loss or disturbed sleep is commonplace, emotional upset, mental flashbacks, fear of – driving, cars, small spaces; and a host of other symptoms can plague folks after an incident. This is quite common, indeed almost normal. Its a very mild form of post-traumatic stress syndrome.
Clearly more severe accidents, or more traumatic ones, can have greater effects.
The Medical Solution
If you visit the emergency room, you may be given a clean bill of health because you don’t have any broken bones. You might get a prescription to reduce the muscle spasms caused by structural changes in your neck or lower back.
After what you’ve been through, you’ll need a health professional that truly understands soft tissue injuries, spinal biomechanics and rehabilitation strategies. Call our practice.
We Can Help
Whether it was a little incident in the car park, or two cars attempting to occupy the same space in an intersection, you need people who know how to work with lawyers and insurance companies.
If you’ve been in a car accident, give us a call. We’ve been through this many times. Not only can we usually offer drug-free care, we can help put this behind you once and for all.
Whilst Osteopaths are known most commonly for treating physical symptoms, particularly using biodynamic techniques Gayle can help the other aspects of the trauma – emotional, energetic, mental etc. She can also incorporate her counselling and listening skills which is very valuable to her clients.
So, if in doubt – CALL!! At least to ask if you should come in! 01243 641665
Don’t suffer and grin and bear it – this is no time to be British and stoical – you just hurt yourself more.
- Why do I have pain in my arms and hands?
Because the nerves to the arms and hands exit the spine through the injured area of the neck, numbness and tingling are common. Even lower back pain can result directly from the trauma, or as a reaction to the loss of proper spinal curves.
- Why did my headaches start more than a week after my accident?
Whether you’ve been in an accident, stressed at work, or over-exerted yourself in the garden, your body is constantly adapting to the environment. When your capacity to adapt is exhausted, symptoms can appear. This can take days, weeks, months or years to occur.
- Will I ever be normal again?
Many practice clients report improved spinal function and a reduction of their symptoms. Those who delay seeking appropriate care often discover that scar tissue and long-standing spinal instability increases the recovery period.
© Gayle Palmer 2014-19