AUTO ACCIDENT INJURIES/WHIPLASH TREATMENTSpring Creek Medical Center can help you recover from auto accident injuries in no time
Car accidents are unfortunately frequent events in the lives of people in Cache Valley. Most of the injuries suffered in an automobile accident are relatively minor, but some are serious and life-changing. One very common auto accident injury is whiplash. While it can be seen as a minor part of a collision, the damage whiplash causes can continue for weeks, or even months, if it is not treated properly.
What is whiplash?
Neck pain or low back pain within a day or two of a car accident is usually due to whiplash. Whiplash is a general term for a number of more specific diagnoses, which include, but are not limited to, muscle strains, nerve damage, ligament injuries, and even damage to the disks that lay between the vertebrae.
This type of injury typically occurs when the head and neck rebound quickly as a result of the impact during the accident – sometimes referred to as a hyperflexion-hyperextesion injury. The forward and backward motion of the rebound often results in nerve, ligament, tendon, and muscle damage that triggers pain, numbness, stiffness, or a headache. Other more serious consequences may include a vertebral compression fractures or disc herniations (ruptured discs).
How is whiplash diagnosed?
While your accident pain may be consistent with the symptoms of whiplash, it is important that you are properly evaluated by a trained physician. Getting the right diagnosis of your condition is the most important step in your treatment regimen. Typically, we can make a specific diagnosis by means of a detailed examination and an digital X-ray, but in some cases, it may be necessary to perform a CT scan or an MRI.
Studies show that it is critical to have a medical professional provide a thorough exam after any auto accident. Often injuries can go undiagnosed at the scene of an accident, and symptoms can remain unrecognized for days. Our physical medicine experts can ensure your injuries are identified and a proper treatment plan is prescribed before the symptoms become problematic and have long lasting effects.
Spring Creek Medical Center offers non-invasive diagnostic evaluations to identify any hidden injuries a patient sustained as a result of an auto accident. A timely diagnosis and patient-specific treatment will decrease the likelihood of chronic pain.
Our physical medicine specialists may recommend a variety of treatments to ensure full recovery from auto accident injuries:
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Spring Creek Medical Center successfully treats back pain, neck pain, knee pain, arthritis, headaches and migraines and has helped many individuals live a pain-free life. Our chiropractor, physical therapist, massage therapists and nurse practitioner proudly serve all of Cache Valley, including Logan, Providence, Smithfield, Nibley, Hyrum and North Logan, Utah.