It is highly recommended you begin treatment within one week, or sooner, following an auto accident. Initial treatment will focus on controlling pain and diminishing any swelling. Failure to receive fast and proper treatment after an auto injury could result in long-term health issues.
Whiplash is one of the most common problems that result in auto accidents. They occur when the head suddenly snaps back and forth from the impact of an accident. These are most common when the automobile is rear-ended. Whiplash is sometimes referred to as cervical acceleration/deceleration (CAD) trauma. This describes the rapid movements associated with whiplash. They injure the vertebrae of the neck, as well as the muscles and ligaments that support them. During a rear-end automobile collision, your body goes through an extremely rapid and intense acceleration and deceleration. This sudden and forceful movement causes substantial damage to the vertebrae, nerves, discs, muscles, and ligaments of your neck and spine.
It is estimated that about one in three people suffering from whiplash injuries continue to have symptoms even three years after their accidents. Signs and symptoms of whiplash are usually evident within 24 hours of the injury and may include:
Pain Control Associates, LLC can help you if you are suffering from any of the following after a car accident:
They offer treatments such as:
Behavioral Pain Management