What if the paramedics might tell you that you are not injured enough to go to the hospital, but you still don’t feel quite right? Thousands of people are injured in car accidents every year in the US, but many have never learned the strategies and tips to help improve healing after the crash. In a car collision, your body is held relatively still by a seat belt, whereas your head and neck are free to move. Whether the impact occurs from the front or the rear, your neck is usually the most vulnerable area of your body in any motor vehicle accident.
The excessive range of motion in the neck during a car crash contributes to hyperflexion-hyperextension injuries that can affect soft tissues in the neck, as well as joint capsules and intervertebral discs. The most common neck injury that results from a car accident is whiplash, also known as the neck sprain.
- Neck pain and inflammation
- Arm pain, numbness or tingling
- Lack of concentration or clarity of thought,
- Depression and anxiety,
- TMJ or jaw pain
- Mid or lower back pain even spinal disc symptoms.
If not treated, these symptoms can worsen over time.
There is good news! Vitality Medical Center can help your body recover, repair the motion of the body and heal the bones to pre-injury status.
Treatment and Recovery Options Include:
- X-ray examination of the injured and problematic area
- Physiotherapy(ultrasound, ice/heat therapy, electrical muscle stimulation)
- Chiropractic Adjustments
- Rehabilitation exercises