Physical Medicine Procedures Ensure Proper Recovery from Auto Accident Injuries
At some point in your lifetime you may experience an automobile accident. Often victims are able to walk away with no injury and many times people experience no pain or symptoms at the time of the accident. Things like cuts and broken bones are easily identified and should be treated by a medical doctor. Other types of injuries may not be visible. Pain or discomfort can develop in a day, a week, a month, a year or even longer. Back pain, neck pain and headaches with accidents as the root cause often surface long after the accident.
If a neck or back injury remains untreated arthritis may develop and cause more degeneration. Whiplash injuries also occur during accidents. When the head is suddenly jerked back and forth past its normal limits, muscles and ligaments supporting the spine and head can be overstretched or torn. Vertebrae can be forced out of their normal position, reducing range of motion and causing discs between spinal bones to bulge, tear or rupture leading to permanent injury and accelerated degeneration of the spine.
Symptoms from this injury include:
- Back pain or stiffness in the neck and shoulders
- Numbness in the arms and fingers
- Recurring headaches.
The SpinalCare Physical Medicine team can diagnose and treat the underlying issues caused by your accident. We will assess your injuries and find the best treatments. These may include: spinal decompression, chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy.
When you need the services of an auto accident physical medicine center, please contact us. Our team will meet with you to discuss injuries and possible treatments which can alleviate your pain. Don't put your life on hold because of pain or an injury. Let us put back on the road to recovery. If you or someone you know were involved in an auto accident and have any of the symptoms above please call us at 317-272-4100.