Post-Accident Back Pain Treatment
The injuries you sustain during a car accident can impede on your everyday life and even lead to lifelong pain and discomfort. Back injuries are all too common after an accident.
According to the Mayo Clinic, auto and motorcycle accidents account for about 35 percent of all new spinal cord injuries. Others might suffer from sprains, strains and injuries that may not be noticeable until you complete an MRI or CT scan. These injuries, the ones that cannot be seen with the naked eye, are those that can lead to the most discomfort.
When you need back pain treatment right away, contact a back doctor at ChiroCare. The quicker you receive a consultation, the faster you can begin chiropractic therapy.
Common Back Injuries after an Accident
The human back is made up of a network of muscles and ligaments, all of which surround the spinal column, which includes vertebrae, discs, and the spinal cord. When an accident occurs, different parts of the back might be damaged.
The force and type of crash can influence the injuries a person might suffer. However, no matter how minor an accident might seem, victims can experience a range of injuries that can cause pain and suffering.
Some of the most common back injuries include:
- Herniated discs
- Soft tissue bruising
- Spinal compression
- Bulging discs
- Sprains and strains
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, it’s important to recognize any symptoms of a back injury, including:
- Muscle weakness
- Numbness in the lower extremities
- Aching or stiffness along the spine
- Muscle spasms
- Difficulty standing for long periods of time
A comprehensive medical examination and x-rays, CT scan or an MRI can help a back doctor determine what injuries you have suffered.
Back Pain Treatment
Back pain can interfere with all your day-to-day activities, including working, exercising, and even playing with your children. Though you might find back pain relief through the use of over-the-counter pain relievers and products, if you do not get the right treatment, the pain can persist. Furthermore, failing to get treatment can lead to further complications years after the accident, and after the eligibility period for medical benefits has passed.
Some back pain treatment plans can include:
- Physical therapy
- Hot/cold therapy
- Electrical stimulation
- Massage therapy
- Exercises to improve back strength
- Ultrasound therapy
A back doctor can create a back pain treatment plan that is specific to your injuries and lifestyle. If you were previously active, the back doctor may recommend certain exercises that will help strengthen your back. Those who were not active before may benefit more from physical therapy.
Chirocare back doctors are dedicated to helping you return to your everyday life without back pain. Even if you require prolonged chiropractic care, the experienced and knowledgeable back doctors at ChiroCare are there to help you every step of the way.
Victims of car accidents may be eligible for up to $10,000 in medical benefits. However, you only have 14 days to get medical treatment after a car crash. Don’t wait to find back pain relief, contact ChiroCare to schedule a consultation today and start treatment as soon as possible.