A car crash can be a frightening experience, regardless of how it happens or how severe the collision is. Even minor collisions can lead to back pain, neck pain, whiplash and migraines.
The Charlotte pain management specialists at Dynamic Health have expertise in treating chronic and acute pain associated with auto injuries.
Occasionally, the symptoms of an injury sustained in an automotive accident do not appear for weeks or even months after the accident. That’s why it’s important to visit Dynamic Health following a collision to reduce the possibility of long-term health problems.
Serious injuries to the discs in your back or your spinal cord are generally spotted immediately. A disc injury affects the nerves in and around your spine, causing immediate pain, tingling or numbness in your back or legs.
This pain can be intense and increase over time. If your spinal cord is injured, numbness and paralysis usually happen instantly, though the placement and degree of paralysis is dependent on the severity of the injury.
Other injuries may go unnoticed at the scene of the crash. Compression fractures to the vertebrae are a common injury, especially in the elderly. Because the bone is not fully broken and older people frequently experience back pain, these deformity-causing fractures may go unnoticed for some time.
Soft tissue injuries from jerking quickly are common in both high and low-speed accidents. These injuries may not cause pain for days after they happen, but can lead to chronic pain in the long term. Keep an eye on soreness, stiffness, or bruising following an accident.
Common Auto Accidents
If you have recently sustained an injury as the result of an automotive accident, the pain specialists at Dynamic Health can help identify the source of your pain. We provide a variety of treatments for auto injuries to relieve pain and increase functionality.
Common injuries and symptoms associated with auto accidents include:
- Low back pain
- Cuts and bruises
- Sprains and strains
- Shoulder and arm pain
- Numbness in hands, arms, feet or legs
The most common cause of auto accident-related pain is whiplash. Whiplash injuries cause damage to your neck’s soft tissues, including your muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. Whiplash injuries are most commonly caused by rear-end automobile collisions. The “whipping” motion of your neck stretches your neck muscles and ligaments, resulting in micro-tears in the tissues that cause pain and swelling.
Dynamic Health’s Approach
In the first few days after your accident, it’s important to manage the pain and swelling of your injured tissues, which involves targeting the treatment to reduce your inflammation and decrease the intensity of your muscle spasms. Rehabilitative treatments help minimize the long-term effects that these type of traumas can cause and get you back on the road to recovery.
Our Charlotte pain management provides treatment and medical rehabilitation in a warm and welcoming environment where you will be treated as an important individual. Our courteous, highly trained team of medical professionals work together to ensure you have a pleasant and comfortable experience.