Auto Accident Injuries- Overcoming Chronic Pain
Have you ever been in a car accident and been told, either on the scene or at the hospital, that you just have a little whiplash and that it is nothing to worry about? Did you know that many motor vehicle accidents injuries are hidden and are often not detected for months or even years? Every year, over 6 million people are injured in motor vehicle accidents. Of these injuries, about 3 million are whiplash-related with approximately 23% of these developing into chronic pain.
To realign the spine and neck to heal in the correct position to alleviate chronic pain, we recommend:
When you seek treatment within the first 90 days after a car accident, your insurance will usually cover your treatment without a premium increase. Also, if your accident was caused by another driver, their insurance will often reimburse you for your treatment expense and time off work, if needed.
While many of the car accidents are minor, the majority of people experience whiplash. Upon impact, your head might have jerked forward or backward, causing neck strain. Often, whiplash symptoms won’t appear until 24 hours or even a few days after the accident occurs. Whiplash symptoms include shoulder pain, neck stiffness, headaches, dizziness or lower back pain.