Neck Pain Treatment after an Accident
You have been involved in an accident, but did not suffer an obvious neck injury or feel pain right away. Now, just 24 hours after the crash, you are suffering from pain that makes it difficult to sleep, get up and move.
Some of the most common injuries associated with car accidents involve the neck. The motion of a crash, which is usually a jerking motion forward and then back, means that your neck and upper back muscles bore the brunt of the trauma.
If you have suffered a neck injury in an auto accident, you can find relief with ChiroCare. Whether you are at fault or not, you may be entitled to $10,000 in medical benefits, which can help you get the treatment you need.
ChiroCare doctors are ready to help fulfill your rehabilitation needs so that you get your life back.
Symptoms of a Neck Injury
Moments after an accident, you may not realize you have been injured if there are no immediate signs of a broken bone, cuts or scrapes, or loss of consciousness. However, many muscular, neck and spinal injuries are not seen until an MRI or CT scan is performed. You might experience some other symptoms that are a sign of neck injury, such as:
- Pain in the shoulder or upper arms
- Reduced range of motion in the neck
- Numbness or weakness around the neck
- Muscle spasms
As some injuries may involve the spinal cord, a person can experience pain in the extremities, like the arms and hands, if their neck has been injured.
Types of Injuries
The most common neck injury is whiplash. However, whiplash may fall into two categories, a neck sprain or a neck strain. A sprain will involve the stretching or tearing of the ligaments in the neck. A strain will involve the stretching or tearing of the muscles in the neck.
Some other neck injuries might include:
- Cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
- Herniated disc
- Neck fracture
- Cervical dislocation
Neck Pain Treatment
The injury you suffered will determine the type of neck pain treatment you will need to recover from the trauma. You may need the use of a brace and then rehabilitation to get your range of motion back. Those who suffer a herniated disc, neck fracture, whiplash or another type of neck injury in an accident might need months of physical therapy and chiropractic treatment.
An experienced ChiroCare car accident doctor can examine your injuries and determine a neck pain treatment plan that works best for you. When you reach out to the professionals at ChiroCare, you can trust that you’re putting your well-being in the right hands.
Stop living with pain after a car accident and contact ChiroCare. You may be entitled to upwards of $10,000 in medical benefits to help you recover.