It’s very rare that someone involved in a car accident (or motorcycle accident) walks away unscathed. Even a fender bender can cause you to have severe aches, pains, and long-term health problems. More serious accidents can cause devastating bodily harm, such as traumatic brain injuries, muscle tears, nerve damage, and bone fractures. For many accident victims, the extent of their injuries may not be known for weeks or even months, especially if they do not get immediate medical care.
If you've been in a car accident, you need prompt medical evaluation and a professional treatment plan that will help you manage your pain as you recover. Accident & Injury Clinics provide the skilled chiropractic care that you need to recover from your injuries. With our help, you can successfully manage your pain and return more quickly to your regular activities.
Car Accident Pain Management Infographic
Common Accident Injuries
Motor vehicle accidents cause dozens of injuries, some of which are quite dangerous.
Spinal injuries are among the most serious and can cause paralysis or other motor impairment as well as severe and chronic pain. Traumatic brain injuries are also a frequent result of car accidents. They can be caused by striking your head on the interior of the vehicle or simply by the force of the impact. Brain injuries often cause cognitive issues, speech problems, mobility issues, and severe pain. Still other victims suffer internal injuries that require lengthy hospital stays and extended follow-up care.
Whiplash is another common and painful injury. Most often caused by a rear-end accident, whiplash is a muscle sprain of the neck that can cause neck pain, headaches, nausea, and dizziness. It may appear days or weeks after the accident and seriously interfere with your daily routine. Whiplash has often been underestimated by society in general, but it can be a debilitating and longterm condition.
Bone fractures are also a common injury, and even those that heal well can leave you with lingering pain. If you are in an accident, you may well break a leg or crack your ribs. Due to the airbag deploying, some passengers suffer broken or cracked arms as well as other injuries.
Motor vehicle accidents can wreak havoc on all areas of your body, but they can also affect you emotionally. People in chronic pain often suffer from depression and social isolation. Just the shock of being in a serious accident can cause you to develop PTSD.
You cannot afford to ignore your injuries. Being the victim of an automobile accident has serious consequences that require medical treatment with a focus on pain management.
Pain Management Methods for Car Accident Injuries
You may not realize that there are different types of pain: nociceptive pain and neuropathic pain. Both types of pain can be a result of a car accident injury.
Nociceptive pain is helpful because it signals danger, like extreme heat or cold, and also indicates that you have an injury that needs care and rest. When your ankle hurts, you know that you need to take care of it. Neuropathic pain, on the other hand, has no good use. It stems from nerve damage or scrambled nerve signals and can make your life extremely difficult. For instance, you may have neuropathy, or nerve pain, in one or more of your limbs that can make functioning normally nearly impossible.
Pain management doctors offer expert help to victims of motor vehicle accidents. Most try to avoid the most invasive or dangerous treatment methods such as surgery or opioid pain relievers. Both of these options can cause more problems than they cure. Fortunately, our accident and injury chiropractic professionals focus on noninvasive methods such as:
Our skilled chiropractors perform adjustments to correct any vertebrae that are out of alignment, treat herniated discs, and other auto accident injuries to your musculoskeletal system.
Cold and Heat
You can alternate cold and heat at home by using ice packs and heating pads, but your chiropractor may offer a more effective version of this treatment. This method has been around forever, and that’s because it can offer impressive results.
Your medical professional may prescribe a regimen of physical therapy to help you recover from your accident injuries. In combination with your chiropractic care, certain physical exercises may help your muscles and nerves heal, allowing you to more quickly regain your full mobility. This applies to whiplash, sprains, and other physical issues.
Having a regular massage in the wake of an accident can be enormously beneficial to your healing. A massage helps relax your muscles and joints, which minimizes pain. You will also be more relaxed, which helps you focus less on the pain. Massage is now accepted by the medical community as a highly effective pain management technique.
Accident Injury Clinic Daytona Beach
At Accident & Injury Clinics, we give Daytona Beach residents the treatment they need to manage their pain after an automobile accident. We are experts in the area of personal injury treatment and work to heal you in the least invasive way possible. Our services include:
- Electric Muscle Stimulation
- PNF Stretching
- Core Strengthening
- And More
These treatments offer auto accident victims the best chance at an excellent recovery and effective pain management without the potential of doing more harm.
We understand what residents of Daytona Beach need after they've been in a collision. When you have been injured, you need understanding as well as expert medical help. Our clinics serve all of Volusia and Flagler Counties and offer free patient transport shuttle service to help you get to and from your appointments. Although all traffic accidents are traumatic to a degree, you can speed up your recovery and get help with your insurance claim by turning to Accident & Injury Clinics. Call us today at 386-492-7931 to schedule your initial consultation.