Treating pain that lasts long after your car accident.
A car accident might be one of the most frightening and stressful experiences you can have, but a car accident doesn’t have to be near-fatal for it to be dangerous. Nearly 6 million car accidents are reported per year in the United States, with around 30,000 of those being fatal. For nearly another 2 million cases, other injuries were involved.
Many victims of car accidents live with these injuries for weeks or months, not understanding the severity of what they might have. If you’ve been in a car accident and want to have yourself checked for any injury you might have sustained, book an appointment with us today.
Car Injuries We Treat
Herniated Disc | Slipped Disc | Bulging Disc | Whiplash | Cervical Sprain
What Injuries Can a Car Accident Cause?
While walking away from a car accident with your life is always something to be thankful about, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are out of the woods. A car accident without any broken bones or major cuts can still leave you with injuries that will lead to serious pain. These include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Knee damage
- Burns and scarring
- TBI (traumatic brain injuries)
Out of all the injuries above, it is likeliest for a car accident survivor to walk away with whiplash, with over one million people in the US experiencing car accident-related whiplash annually. Whiplash occurs when your head jerks back and forth quickly and intensely, beyond its usual range of motion. This leads to the muscle fibers that connect the head and the spine becoming damaged.
When Should I See a Doctor for a Car Accident?
If you experience any of these symptoms soon after a car accident, it is highly recommended to visit a pain management physician immediately:
- Tenderness of the back
- Back pain
- Numbness of the legs or arms
- Problems with your vision
- Neck pain, jaw pain, and shoulder pain
- Constant migraines
With the right treatment, victims can return to normal flexibility and strength while leaving behind the pain and discomfort caused by whiplash and other injuries. Regain mobility without invasive surgery, and continue living your pain-free lifestyle with proper care and treatment.
How Will My Doctor Treat Me After a Car Accident?
Dr. Siegel has decades of experience treating all kinds of car accident related injuries, and understands how to craft a personalized recovery plan to help anyone return to perfect health. Don’t leave your health up to bedrest and hope—let us put you on the fast track to recovery today.