Treating Broken Bones
Chiropractic Care In Tucker, GA
Like a wooden pencil, bones can bend under strain.
If the pressure is too great or too sudden, bones can snap.
You can break a bone by falling down stairs or during a round of racquet ball.
Most types of bone injuries in Tucker are referred to as a fracture. There are many ways to break or fracture a bone.
A break can range from a hairline fracture (a delicate break in the bone) to a bone that’s snapped in two pieces.
Following is a list of how doctors describe fractures:
- A complete fracture occurs when the bone has broken into two separate pieces.
- A single fracture occurs when the bone is broken in only one place.
- A greenstick fracture occurs when the bone cracks on one side only, and not all the way through.
- A bowing fracture, only found in children, occurs when the bone bends but doesn’t break.
- A comminuted fracture occurs when the bone is crushed or broken into more than two pieces.
- An open fracture occurs when the bone is broken and sticking through the skin.
Immediate Chiropractic Treatment for Broken Bones
Breaking a bone is traumatic for your entire body.
It is normal for you to receive powerful messages from parts of your body that seem unrelated to the fracture.
You may feel chilly, dizzy, or woozy from the shock.
Others may pass out until their bodies have time to adapt to and interpret all the signals they’re receiving. Sometimes people don’t feel pain immediately due to the shock of the injury.
If you think you or someone you know has fractured a bone, the most beneficial things to do are to:
- Remain calm
- Try to make the person who is hurt is as relaxed and comfortable as possible.
- Do not move the bone or affected limb.
- If the person MUST be moved to safety and it appears the head or neck are injured, grab ahold of the clothing, feet or belt using gentle movements.
- Use ice-packs to help decrease swelling.
- Help the person prevent shock by laying flat with feet raised 12 inches, and keep warm with a sheet or blanket.
- Do not move a person to this position if the trauma is to the neck or head.
- If there is an open wound, clean with water and administer gentle pressure to decrease bleeding.
The worst thing for a broken bone is movement. This can cause additional suffering to the injured party and can make the injury itself worse! In the case of a broken leg or arm, the area surrounding the injury should be supported by pillows or towels.
One important tip: If you are unsure what bone is fractured or think the back or neck is broken, do not try to move the injured party. Wait until a medical professional has arrived!
Whenever there is a crack or break in one of your bones, it is referred to as a fracture.
Broken bones occur most frequently at home. But car accidents are also a significant cause of fractures, and if you’ve been involved in one, you may qualify to have your medical expenses fully covered by the at-fault insurance provider.
It never hurts to call AICA Tucker, even if you don’t have personal insurance coverage.
Bone Fractures: Who Is At Risk?
Many children suffer a bone fracture at some point in their pre-adolescent career.
So do people 65+ years of age, who are most likely to fracture their legs, spine, and hips.
Finally, healthy individuals who engage in outdoor activities and sports can be susceptible to injurious breaks; if not handled properly, these fissure points can lead to long-term complications and pain.
Diagnosing Broken Bones
Symptoms can range from a red, swollen, bruised leg that’s difficult to put weight on, all the way to a compound fracture with bone protruding from the skin.
Here is a list of the most common symptoms:
- Inflammation or bruising around the break
- Numbness or tingling in the affected area
- Pain that worsens with movement
- It is difficult or impossible to move the affected limb
- A bone protruding from the skin
- A deformed bone structure under the skin or oddly angled joint.
AICA Tucker Provides Constant Chiropractic Support
The board certified Chiropractors at AICA Tucker are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provide a FREE consultation and X-ray* to determine how your break should be treated.
With a board certified orthopedic surgeon on our team, we can schedule an appointment, diagnose your fracture, and begin therapy right away.
Because AICA Tucker is committed to serving you, we offer a full range of medical treatment that will be billed to the at-fault insurance provider.
We realize that the weeks and months following an injury can be stressful on your family, so we are dedicated to working with you until you’ve recovered and secured your best possible settlement. Don’t spend another day suffering from a broken bone.
Call the Chiropractors at AICA Tucker right away and start healing.
Schedule A Free Chiropractic Consultation To Avoid Further Damage
Your pain isn’t going anywhere. In fact, if you let it wait too long, it could become permanent, leaving you with injuries that will affect you for the rest of your life.
Call now at 404-592-1186 and let us help you today!
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- FREE X-ray & Consultation
- Care May Cost You Nothing
- Speak With a Doctor 24/7
- On-Site MRI for Complete Diagnosis
- Same Day Appointments When Possible
- We Can Provide Transportation for You.
You have nothing to lose, visit a Tucker Chiropractor today!
Additional Chiropractic Treatment
AICA Tucker’s Chiropractors treat many injuries including:
- Migraine Headaches
- Neck Pain
- Torn Rotator Cuff
- Shoulder Injury
- Lower Back Pain
- Back Pain
- Knee Injury
- Hand & Foot Injury
- Bone Injury.
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