Auto Accident Injuries
Auto-accident injuries can cause debilitating pain and stress. Our multi-specialty team including chiropractors, pain management physicians, and nurse practitioners are experts at evaluating and treating these types of injuries. Learn what 4 things you may not know about car accident injuries:
- Even minor collisions at 5-10 mph can cause significant injury.
- The older you are, the more likely you are to experience pain and significant injury.
- Most people experience pain from immediately at the time of the collision to a few hours after the accident, but some people will not experience pain for a few weeks.
- Everyone should be evaluated to determine the extent of their injuries and at the least, get some home remedy treatment ideas to mitigate the possibility of developing chronic symptoms.
Car Accident Treatments We Offer
- Therapy Modalities (Ice, Heat, Ultrasound, myofascial release, laser therapy)
- Medication Management
- Rehabilitation Exercises
- Pain Management Procedures (Spinal Injections, Joint Injections, Trigger Point Injections)
- Spinal Decompression
We Treat Auto Accident Injuries
- Whiplash and neck pain
- Herniated discs
- Sprains and strains
- Back pain
- Joint Pain
- Muscle Spasms
What To Do If You Were Involved In A Car Accident
Write down the pain(s) you experience immediately following a car crash. If you’re involved in a serious collision, your body can go into shock, and that high-alert mode can temporarily reduce the effects of any personal injuries. By writing down what you feel, you can accurately tell a healthcare professional all of your symptoms so they can provide you with the correct treatment(s).
Promptly Seek Injury Care
When you see a doctor, report everything, including the notes taken from your initial injury and any new pain — even small pains. If your car gets dented in a few small areas, you still want them fixed. The same logic should apply to your body, so explaining all of your painful areas will help with treatment. Even minor injuries can turn into long-term aches and pains.
Oftentimes, you’ll experience soreness after a crash due to muscle strain. One way to help with the recovery is through light stretching exercises, yoga and other low-impact stretching techniques. Our providers can also guide you with the proper exercises to ensure healing and reduce the chances of chronic pain.
Avoid Vigorous Exercise
Good blood flow is key to recovery, but you should avoid high-impact exercises like running, jumping, or playing sports until you have been evaluated by a qualified physician or chiropractor that understands car accident injuries. Concussions, whiplash, spinal and joint injuries can worsen significantly with heavy exercise.
Don’t Skip Treatment
Once you are on the road to recovery, each therapy session or pain management procedure builds on the previous treatment. Missing these treatments can delay how quickly your pain and mobility will improve.