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Posted on 09-21-2015

As summer comes to an end, some unfortunate individuals are still suffering after being involved in boating accidents. The U.S. Coast Guard historically publishes a list of injuries that often occur as a result of those tragedies. On it are muscle sprains, strains, spinal cord injuries, internal bruising, whiplash and more. Consequently, many people turn to our Lexington chiropractor for help with their boat accident injuries.

Our chiropractic team in Lexington has the skills needed to treat many boat accident victims’ musculoskeletal problems. Let’s take whiplash as an example. It is easy to get whiplash in a speed boat accident or one that involves impact with another object. After the accident, victims generally experience muscle weakness, numbness, pain, reduced range of motion, balance issues and headaches.

Chiropractors who choose to treat people with boating injuries know how to readjust as well as realign the human neck and spinal column. As such, we may be helpful when it comes to immediately relieving pain, headaches, stiffness and numbness. In the long-term, we can work with boating accident victims to address range of motion and balance issues too.

Bruising and muscle contusions are also common after boating accidents. They tend to vary in severity with third degree ones being the most painful. They involve inflammation, broken capillaries and may temporarily cause muscle, ligament and bone instability. Treatment of said bruises generally includes using gentle massage and other methods to activate the victim’s lymphatic system, which aids in healing.

Many chiropractors use gentle massage and other methods to kickoff the body’s lymphatic response. As such, boating accident victims may find relief at their Lexington chiropractor's office whether they have misaligned bones, whiplash and pinched nerves or not. Even people with minor to heavy bruising may benefit from chiropractic care for boat injuries. So never hesitate to contact our Lexington chiropractor after a boating accident and ask for help.

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