Back and Neck Injuries in Car Accidents
Back and neck injuries are some of the most common injuries that we see after car accidents. During a car accident, the body is often thrust violently forward or sideways and then back the opposite direction. This movement frequently causes damages to the back and neck. The severity of these injuries greatly varies from accident to accident. Sometimes a person will suffer a soft-tissue or whiplash type injury. The damages can result in more severe injuries that require significant medical attention.
Most people who suffer from back and neck injuries will begin with conservative treatment to see if it resolves their pain and problems. Conservative treatment typically refers to chiropractic treatment or physical therapy. If this treatment does not resolve the issues, the next step may include attempting trigger point injections, an epidural, or similar medications to seek relief. If these and other treatment options do not resolve the issue, surgery may be required. Sometimes, a client will be put under a pain management routine if surgery is not likely to be successful or helpful.
One of the things we can assist our clients with is making sure they receive the medical treatment that they need. Some physicians can be dismissive about neck and back injuries from car accidents. However, we can always assist in finding a doctor for a second opinion or help find you to a specialist. The only person who truly knows the pain you are in is yourself. Call us today so we can help.