Car Accident Pain and Whiplash Treatment
In 2020, 588 people died in car accidents in Colorado with many more needing car accident pain and whiplash treatment. Motor vehicle collisions are stressful as well as emotionally and financially burdensome. Because many people that have been in a car crash (more accurately called a motor vehicle collision) don’t experience symptoms immediately after their accident. Symptoms like pain or loss of mobility may not occur until days or even weeks after their accident.
This is just one reason it’s important to receive immediate treatment after a motor vehicle collision. Common injuries after a car accident include whiplash, headaches, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and knee pain.
Our preferred providers offer same and next day appointments for anyone who has been in a car accident.
While there can be many different symptoms that result from MVC, some common symptoms after a car accident may include:
- Stiffness to neck, arms, upper back, and even the face
- Numbness into arms, neck and upper back
- Headache, dizziness, nausea
- Altered sleeping habits and patterns
- Difficulty with concentration
What Type of Therapy Should You Choose For Car Accident Injuries
Above all, your doctor should work with you one-on-one. Moreover, they should conduct a thorough exam and create a personalized treatment plan to address your specific injuries. Their specialized treatment will help you to strengthen and repair strained muscles and sprained ligaments and tendons.
Your car accident pain and whiplash treatment program may include:
- Chiropractic Adjustments
- X-rays to determine the severity of your injuries
- Manual therapy techniques to reduce inflammation and promote tissue healing
- Specific corrective exercises to address neck dysfunction and weakness
- Acupuncture can also help reduce pain and inflammation
- Postural training to reduce neck, back and shoulder injury
Studies show that the sooner you start treatment for your whiplash injuries, the greater your chances of making a full recovery. However, delaying treatment of your injuries can cause your pain and stiffness to worsen, possibly becoming permanent. In conclusion, beginning treatment quickly after your motor vehicle accident can decrease your risk of long-term disability and pain.