3 Most Commonly Overlooked Automobile Injuries

3 Most Commonly Overlooked Automobile Injuries

sports injury treatment san diego According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than three million people are injured each year in vehicle accidents across the country. Auto injuries depend upon the circumstances of the accident, but there are some injuries that are common. Some injuries may resolve on their own within days. But serious injuries may cause chronic conditions and even result in some level of physical disability.

Here are the most common automobile injuries for which you should consult a doctor immediately.

WHIPLASH

The impact of the accident may cause neck strain leading to

  • Pain, decreased range of motion, and tightness in the neck
  • Pain when rocking your head from side to side or backward and forward
  • Tenderness
  • Headaches at the base of the skull that radiate towards the forehead

Automobile injuries like whiplash can be effectively treated at leading pain clinics, such as Sorrento Valley pain Relief Center in San Diego CA, using physical therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, cold laser therapy and massage therapy.

LOW BACK PAIN

Sudden movements in the collision can cause soft tissue injuries in the back. Auto accidents often cause low-back muscle sprains, and sometimes cause more serious back injuries because of the impact force against the spine.

Lower back pain treatments are based on an integrated approach. Several treatments are used in conjunction with each other to provide lasting relief – nerve blocks (in case of herniated discs), medications such as NSAIDs, spinal decompression therapy, physical therapy and rehabilitation and chiropractic care.

ARM AND LEG INJURIES

On collision, sudden force can throw your arms and legs hard against the door. Car accidents often cause an occupant’s knees to hit the dashboard or seats in front of them. Injuries to arms and legs might be mere bruises, but sprains and even breaks can occur.

With physical medicine, physical therapy and rehabilitation, massage therapy, acupuncture and several other modalities, these injuries can be treated effectively.

To understand more about how a pain clinic can help you with automobile injuries, call Sorrento Valley Pain Relief Center in San Diego, CA at 858-404-5944 or visit sorrentovalleypainrelief.com.

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