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Injured in an Accident, Deal With Your Injuries FIRST!

Crystal Chanel Addressing All Things Goldson Spine

Injured in an Accident, Deal With Your Injuries FIRST!

Why Goldson Spine Rehabilitation Center should be your first stop!

Doing marketing for Goldson Spine, I have come to learn that nothing ruins a person’s day like being involved in an automobile accident. All of a sudden, you are experiencing pain, you may have car or some sort of property damage, and you probably will no longer arrive at your destination at the originally expected time. Your mind is cloudy with thoughts of money loss, missed appointments and the emotional stress associated with it all. Nonetheless, you try to gather yourself and determine what you should do first, second and third.

I know what you should do FIRST, but let’s be honest one of those upbeat radio jingles play in your head and before you know it, you considering getting treatment and legal advice from strangers. Family, please avoid the trap and consider doctors who have been serving our community for the past quarter century, providing quality medical care, creating jobs and opportunities, all while inspiring minorities that they too can be excellent and achieve unimaginable levels of success. To help us all make better decisions, here is some standard information.

AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT, NOW WHAT CHECKLIST

  1. 1.Call 911
  2. 2.Exchange driver information
  3. 3.Take photos and videos
  4. 4.Look for witnesses
  5. 5.Record your own statement
  6. 6.Get a police report
  7. 7.Accept emergency medical care
  8. 8.Follow up with private medical care of your choice
  9. 9.Contact the driver’s insurance company
  10. 10.Meet with a personal injury attorney

In real life (medical) treatment for our injuries settles to the bottom of the list, shifts to the ‘maybe’ list and can often end up on the ‘never’ list. In fact, the average person will consult with an attorney after an accident before consulting a doctor to seek treatment for their injuries. Selecting a doctor first is the only way to ensure that you treated like a patient not another number. In this season, as we all move towards being more intentional with our support, keep this list handy, and make Goldson Spine your treatment facility of choice. You will be glad you did. Tell our receptionist, I recommended you. Simply call to (866) Goldson, or email me direct if you have questions. cmathis@goldsonspine.com

Written by Crystal Chanel

Written by goldsonspine

Chiropractic to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Care better than Opioids?

The opioid crisis has become a real public health problem in the United States. Research shows that on a daily basis almost 100 people overdose and die from opioid use. The drug is commonly linked to harsh, illegal substances like heroin but the truth is there are many legal, doctor-recommended medicines classified as opioids. For example, Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet and Avinza.

The drug helps to alleviate pain by acting on the nervous system, including the spinal cord and brain. Further, it affects the part of the brain that regulates human emotion which additionally works to suppress discomfort. On a chemical level, opioids cause a sense of euphoria (or high), making it extremely addictive, especially when prescribed for prolonged periods as patients can develop dependency and withdrawal issues. This fact is made worse by studies which show that opioids are not particularly effective in the long-term and the subsequent side-effects can overshadow any actual benefits.

Therefore, with all the negative consequences, it’s no surprise that many people are turning to natural and holistic medicine as significant forms of treatment.

Physical therapy and chiropractic care are both natural options that aid in pain relief, most notably to the back, neck, shoulders, joints and muscles. Practitioners in these fields adopt a very hands-on approach to reconditioning the body and promoting good health. When used together, they successfully contribute to the rehabilitation and reparation process.

Physical therapists treat ailments or injuries with an exercise regimen, heat stimuli, massage sessions and other activities. The objective is to enhance mobility and strengthen muscles over time, which can be maintained even after therapy has ended. Whereas, chiropractors zone in on the musculoskeletal system and disorders related to the spine. They provide manual alignments to afflicted regions, the results of the which can be heard and felt immediately, for instance, a person can hear a crack when tension is released from the joints.

Goldson Spine has dedicated licensed physical therapists and chiropractors who can offer effective treatment for pain, injuries and diseases without surgical procedures or prescription medication like opioid painkillers. Our practitioners work with you and your body to achieve optimal performance, improve well-being and overall quality of life.

Make an appointment at the nearest Goldson Spine location and share in the positive results that so many others have experienced.

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