Frequently Asked Questions
What happens to your body after falling from a building?
Serious injuries happen. It is important to rule out serious injuries before seeing a chiropractor.
What happens in your body when you fall?
Different injuries can occur when you fall. It is very common to have sprain/strain injuries after a fall.
What conditions and injuries can be treated with chiropractic care?
Several conditions respond well to chiropractic care. Whiplash, neck pain, mid back pain, low back pain, and headaches respond very well to chiropractic care.
How soon after a fall should you see a chiropractor?
It is important to see a chiropractor after a fall to make sure your spine is properly aligned. Leaving the spine misaligned can lead to many problems such as headaches, neck pain, back pain, etc.
Good morning everybody. Dr. Aaron Seaton here with The Chiropractic Place here in Redding, California. Doing a video with quite a catchy title today. A Man Jumps Off the Empire State Building. So what am I referring to with this? Let me tell you a little bit of the related story here, so hopefully, this makes sense. This is a good illustration for patients who are only concerned about symptoms. So when a man jumps off the Empire State Building, he passes, says 100 floors. Every time he passes a floor, he waves in the window and says, "I'm doing fine right now." Then, he goes to the next floor, "Doing fine, feel great. Doing fine." All the way down to the bottom, even 10 feet before he's on the ground, "Hey guys, doing fine, I feel great,".
Right? The guy is on the floor. So every single step from that fall, he felt fine, no symptoms, but we all know, just looking at this, from the whole process, as he's falling and falling, he is falling to his impending doom, you are going to die when you hit bottom, but at every single step along the way, because he had no symptoms, he was fine, right? And this is a good illustration that we like to use in the office with patients when they say, "Hey, doc, I'm feeling great. I don't think I need to come in anymore," and I say, "Well, symptoms are the last thing to show up, and usually the first thing to leave in my office," when people start getting under chiropractic care, usually the symptoms are the first thing to be gone, that does not mean that the problem has been fully addressed, if we see misalignments in the spine, problems in the spine, that need correction overtime, you don't just get the symptoms to go away and then that process is magically done, you're not fixing the problem if you do that, that is thinking like the guy in the Empire State Building, right? So every single floor, he's okay until he hits bottom. And a good illustration of this in real life is that heart disease is still the number one cause of death in our country. And the majority of the time, the first symptom of a heart attack is death.
Think about that. The first sign that person has that there's a problem there is death. They drop dead from a heart attack. That's very similar to this. "I'm fine, I'm fine, I'm fine." And then, "I'm not fine." And that's the problem with only waiting until you have symptoms to be concerned about your health, and in my case, your spine and your nervous system. If you're only thinking about that when you have symptoms, I have not done my job in educating you on what chiropractic can do for you. So when you're going to your chiropractor, hopefully, whether it's me or somebody else, you're doing that on a consistent basis because we want to prevent problems from developing that can rob you of your health and quality of life as you age. So in chiropractic, we see stuff in the spine when we take X-rays. Arthritis can develop. You can have arthritis in your body for seven years or more before showing symptoms. I've had so many patients who they get in this auto accident, and they're like, "Gosh, I'm in so much pain," they come in the right after the auto accident, we take X-rays, and we show them, there are 20 years of arthritis in your spine.
"Well, how is that there? How's... What? I felt fine." Right. That can develop without symptoms, I can go to my dentist and feel fine, and my dentist could say, "Aaron, we got a couple of things we gotta work on here. This is a problem." "Oh well, I felt fine." "That's great, but you still have stuff we need to take care of." That's why I go to my dentist regularly because you can often develop dental problems that don't have symptoms. The same is true with your spine, and the same is true with chiropractic. You can have issues develop in your spine that could start robbing you of your health and of your quality of life over time, and you may not even feel it. That's why we go to the chiropractor consistently, not just to fix those problems but to maximize our health and keep us functioning at our best. I'm Dr. Aaron Seaton with The Chiropractic Place.
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