If you have been involved in an accident with a semi truck or 18-wheeler and are noticing any level of pain or discomfort, give us a call right away. The pain you’re experiencing, regardless of how severe or intense it is, may be indicative of particular injuries that could develop into long-term or permanent conditions that leave you:
Once you have completed an official accident report and have met with your primary or emergency physician, meeting with one of our Jonesboro Chiropractors is the next step you should take on the road to recovery.
Allowing our Chiropractors to meet with you on a regular basis after your accident is the only way to ensure that you do not develop some type of long-term damage or debilitating condition. Receiving various adjustments on a weekly or bi-weekly basis allows your body’s internal systems to become realigned in ways that maximize circulation; allowing your body to:
Our techniques and treatment methods are completely pain-free and are not connected to the type of harmful side effects that are often experienced through prescription medication. Our team of experienced professionals are completely dedicated to your recovery process and will work with you until you are ready to return to your normal routine. Offering in-depth insight around the source of your condition, applying particular adjustments to your body and the injured area(s), and complimenting your office visits with specific activities you can perform on your own time are just a fraction of the care our Jonesboro office provides.
If you are new to the world of Chiropractic medicine, you should know that AICA Jonesboro offers all of our new patient’s consultation meetings with the specific Chiropractor who would be supporting your recovery process. During your meeting, your Chiropractor will be able to answer any of your questions in complete detail, so that you are completely aware and informed on the subjects that matter the most to you.
They can also walk you through all top-level aspects connected to your possible treatment options so that you know exactly what to expect should you follow through with in-office support. Once all of your questions are answered, your Chiropractor may want to ask you a number of questions in order to understand how your body may react to treatment, as well as to better understand the extent of your condition.
These questions will most likely be directed to your personal habits, the circumstances surrounding your accident, and the type of pain you are currently experiencing. Other questions may include:
After this discussion is completed, your Chiropractor may want to immediately follow through with or schedule a complete examination in order to determine the root cause of your injury, as well as to prescribe the best possible treatment plan for your specific injury.
Although you aren’t able to control what other drivers do and how they behave on the road, you are able to take specific steps that help mitigate the risk of getting into an accident with a semi-truck. Pay close attention to the following recommendations, as they could be the reason why you are able to avoid an accident and fatal injuries.
Because of how large most semi and mac trucks are, it’s important to understand that their blind spot is much more dramatic than those offered by cars or other smaller vehicles. A truck driver’s limited visibility and awareness mean that it’s extremely important that you are able to attract their attention when changing lanes or driving behind them.
Make sure you are constantly aware of their turning signals and make sure you aren’t relying completely on your lights or horn to communicate to them, as their ability to pick up these signals is not as strong as you may think. Give yourself plenty of space (approximately 50 feet or 3 seconds between your vehicle and the truck in front of you) in order to properly react to unexpected circumstances like stopping, sliding, or rolling over.
If your vehicle gets into some type of situation that forces you to pull over to the side of the road, make sure you create as much space between you and the oncoming traffic as possible. Your best chances for remaining safe are to completely get off the highway or interstate you’re driving on.
If you are too far away from an exit, pull off to the right side of the road as much as the shoulder allows. If possible, exit your vehicle from the passenger side to avoid getting hit by any truck that may be slightly veering off the road. If you happen to be driving on a particular road that does not have a large shoulder to pull off to stay in your vehicle and call for roadside or police assistance.
Meeting with one of our experienced Chiropractors is the only way to ensure that you are able to address your immediate symptoms, while also treating the root cause of your condition.
With this, you are able to live a pain-free life in both the short and long-term; allowing you to follow through with your normal routine and responsibilities without having to rely on prescription pills or some type of device like a wheelchair. You can schedule an immediate appointment by calling us (404) 602-0387. We also welcome walk-in visits at our office located at:
750 Mount Zion Road
Jonesboro, GA 30236