Treatment of Neck Pain after an Auto Accident
Experiencing an auto accident can be a very scary and painful experience. Following the accident, you can become disoriented and experience pain in your neck region. A thorough evaluation may be required to determine if and what type of treatment is necessary. The medical team at Rainier Sports & Spinal Rehab in Puyallup, Washington has the experience and knowledge with treating neck injuries sustained from auto accidents. We can take a look at different types of neck injuries and treatment methods performed at Rainier Sports & Spinal Rehab.
Common Auto Accident Injuries:
Injuries from auto accidents usually involve the musculoskeletal system. Skeletal injuries can come from fractures to bones. Soft tissue injuries usually involve muscles, tendons, fascia and ligaments. A common injury with a rear end accident is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when the neck is forced forward then back in a whip-like manner. This can result with moderate musculoskeletal injuries with over stretching the neck region. Also disc injuries can occur from disc herniations to disc bulges.
Symptoms of Neck Pain from Auto Accidents
Initially pain can be mild to moderate depending on the extent of injuries. Neck pain usually increases the following day after you have rested. Pain can also gradually increase over time or show up some time later. Pain can be described as sharp, shooting, deep, burning, tingly, stabbing. Other symptoms are dizziness, headaches, confusion, numbness and tingly, upper extremity pain and decrease sensation, and visual disturbances. An important symptom that can't be overlooked is signs of concussion. If you demonstrate any signs or symptoms of concussion it is very important to be screened by a medical professional who is licensed and certified.
Treatment Protocol at Rainier Sports & Spinal Rehab
Chiropractic and Spinal Rehabilitation is an important and effective way of treating neck injuries from auto accidents. We use spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapies, stretches, traction, functional exercises, and postural queing to encompass a complete treatment plan. This can allow the neck complete movement free of pain. Functional movement screenings can detect improper movements and provide information to aid with treatment. Every patient displays different pain responses and movement patterns, so every treatment plan is customized to the patient's need. Our goal is to allow you to return to performing activities of daily living free of pain. Performing proper functional movement patterns allows you to avoid any further injury.
How Can I Get a Free Consultation
Rainier Sports & Spinal Rehab can help you with your neck pain following an auto accident. We have several years experience treating auto accidents and understand what confusion and questions patients can have. If you have any questions and want to discuss your treatment options please contact Rainier Sports & Spinal Rehab at (253) 445-0440. Our medical staff is ready to assist you and get you the road to recovery.