SOURCE: Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center of Sarasota

July 28, 2011 07:00 ET

Sarasota Chiropractic Center Announces Pain Relief Program for Sarasota Car Accident Victims

SARASOTA, FL--(Marketwire - Jul 28, 2011) - The Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center of Sarasota has announced a renewed focus on treating auto accident injuries. Established in 1999, the Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center of Sarasota has helped hundreds of patients safely recover from whiplash, neck pain, and back pain following car accidents. Dr. Abe Kozma, a chiropractor with the practice, is experienced managing spinal traumas and intervertebral disc injuries. In addition to chiropractic care, the practice also offers complementary care including massage therapy and acupuncture to relieve sore muscles and stiff joints while speeding recovery.

Dr. Abe Kozma, the chiropractor and owner of Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center of Sarasota, Florida, announced that the practice has a renewed focus on treating car accident victims. According to Dr. Kozma's website,, chiropractic adjustments are a natural and non-invasive treatment for whiplash, back and neck pain, headaches and pain management. "Traditional medical care only covers up pain with prescription painkillers; medication cannot correct the underlying musculoskeletal problems," said Dr. Kozma. "Chiropractic alignment is a safe, patient-proven treatment that relieves pain and helps the body heal naturally, without the risk of dependency on prescription painkillers or invasive surgery."

The most common form of injury from a car accident is whiplash. Prescription painkillers can only relieve pain from whiplash, not correct the underlying problem, according to the clinic staff. When a car is struck during an accident, the force of impact may abruptly jerk the neck forwards and backwards. This movement, known as whiplash, can cause a misalignment of the cervical spine and strain the muscles and tendons in the neck. Whiplash has been documented as causing chronic neck pain and stiffness, headaches at the base of their skull, blurred vision, dizziness and unexpected fatigue. Non-invasive chiropractic adjustment restores alignment to the cervical spine which has been show to help soft tissue injuries heal.

Low back pain is also a common complaint following car injury. Back pain may be caused by a herniated disc in the lower back that then puts pressure on nearby nerves. Chiropractic adjustments aim to correct the herniated disc, relieve pressure on the nerve, and reduce back pain.

The Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center of Sarasota encourage car accident victims to promptly seek treatment following an accident. Internal damage to the musculoskeletal system is often not immediately evident.

"Many car accident victims are unaware that they have suffered serious musculoskeletal trauma," said Dr. Kozma. "Spinal damage may not manifest itself until weeks or even months later. We encourage all accident victims to get a full chiropractic evaluation. The sooner we can begin treatment, the faster we can help patients recover and avoid serious scar tissue damage."

Following an accident, chiropractor Dr. Kozma assesses internal musculoskeletal injuries and creates a unique treatment plan tailored to a patient's specific pain management and wellness needs. Dr. Kozma also urges patients to seek treatment prior to settling with an auto insurance company.

"If a patient is injured, they are entitled to compensation, plain and simple," said Dr. Kozma. "We advise patients not to wait until chronic pain or headaches cripple their ability to work productively and enjoy an active life. A prompt diagnostic evaluation will help determine the extent of a patient's injury and ensure they receive full compensation."

In addition to offering the community of Sarasota chiropractic treatments, the practice also provides complementary care including massage therapy and acupuncture for pain management.

Prospective patients and car accident victims can learn more about the Chiropractic and Acupuncture Center of Sarasota by visiting the practice's website,

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    Sarasota, FL