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Personal Injury FAQs from Our Columbus Chiropractor

When you're in agony from a personal injury, you may have questions as well as pain -- you want to know what's happened to you and exactly what you can do about it. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about personal injuries from our Columbus chiropractor at Hinze Chiropractic Acupuncture.

A man experiencing a personal injury

What counts as a personal injury?

The term "personal injury" really applies to any kind of physical damage that occurs to an individual, as opposed to property. If you've been hurt on the job, in the home or at the hands of an assailant, for instance, you've sustained a personal injury.

What are some examples of Columbus personal injuries?

Falls in the home, snow-shoveling back strain and automobile accident injuries are all common examples of Columbus personal injuries. Such incidents may cause vertebral misalignment, torn muscles, stretched ligaments and pinched or damaged nerves.

What kinds of work related injuries in Columbus do you see?

Work related injuries in Columbus may involve violent accidents (including vehicular accidents on the job), but they can also be the result of repetitive strain due to poor workplace ergonomics. Constant stooping, stretching or twisting can lead to a variety of overuse injuries, from carpal tunnel syndrome to back problems.

How do acute personal injuries lead to chronic pain?

An untreated personal injury can become a chronic pain condition in numerous ways. For instance, a herniated disc may cause constant or recurring nerve impingement, producing sciatica or other symptoms. Damaged soft tissues may heal incorrectly, resulting in scar tissue accumulation that makes motion painful.

When should I schedule an appointment with your Columbus chiropractor?

You should schedule an appointment with your Columbus chiropractor as soon as possible following your injury. Injuries can delay their symptoms, causing you to hurt yourself even worse before getting treatment. Additionally, you may have more trouble getting workers compensation coverage the longer you are off your care.

How does your chiropractor in Columbus treat personal injuries?

Our chiropractor in Columbus will evaluate your condition to determine whether you have suffered a spinal misalignment, pinched nerves, disc damage or some other form of injury. Chiropractic adjustments can restore misaligned vertebral structure to their proper position. Intersegmental traction may also be employed to ease nerve impingement and disc problems.

What treatment methods apart from spinal adjustment do you recommend?

We may prescribe a combination of natural therapies in conjunction with chiropractic care to treat the various types of damage you have sustained. Chiropractic Care can help injured soft tissue heal more readily, while acupuncture relieves pain by stimulating endorphin production. Electrical muscle stimulation and corrective exercises can help you regain normal function.

Bring Your Columbus Personal Injuries to Us

Our chiropractic center can provide not only answers to your questions but also a relief for acute and chronic Columbus personal injuries. Don't wait for treatment any longer -- call (402) 564-9447 and schedule an evaluation!

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