Boating is one of the top recreational activities throughout South Florida. Though plenty of Floridians and tourists can engage in boating up north, South Florida is much more popular due to the warmer waters teeming with fish and plenty of other marine animals.
Even if you’re not into fishing, boating is a fun way to be out on the water and enjoy the nearly year-long warm weather. Unfortunately, with so many boats out on the water, there is also a danger in boating in the area.
In 2014, the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission revealed 581 boating accidents were reported throughout the state. The number of accidents was 1.5 times the number of accidents in California, and five times the number of crashes in Louisiana.
During this time, 438 people were injured in boating accidents throughout the state. The majority of these injuries were caused by collisions with vessels. Some of the most common boating accident injuries included:
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
Many of the injuries while boating are musculoskeletal injuries, those that affect the muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the body.
How a Chiropractor Can Help
Many people turn to experienced chiropractors after they suffer car accident injuries or an injury in the workplace. It should be no different if you suffer injuries while boating.
Chiropractic care can help to adjust and correct spinal alignment, which can alleviate sore spots in the back, neck, or wherever you were injured.
Chiropractors use a variety of treatments to help patients recover from injuries. Along with spinal manipulation, the chiropractors at ChiroCare of Florida may suggest massage therapy to speed up the healing process. This type of therapy can improve circulation, decrease stress, and rejuvenate the tissues and muscles.
Hot/cold therapy may be used to treat pain, while an exercise regimen can increase the patient’s flexibility and strengthen the area that was injured. Your chiropractor may also use ultrasound therapy, which uses sound waves to create a deep-heat therapy applied to the soft tissues and joints.
The chiropractors at ChiroCare of Florida can create a personalized treatment plan if you suffered injuries while boating.
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