Whiplash Injury From Auto Accidents
Whiplash injury from an auto accident happens more often than you would think. It happens when the head abruptly jerks forward or backward. This causes the neck to move outside its normal range of motion. It has been likened to cracking a whip. This can strain or sprain muscles and tendons. Women are more likely to get whiplash injury from auto accidents than men. That’s because their soft tissues are weaker. Whiplash is a soft tissue injury. You may not notice it as soon as you would cuts and broken bones. Symptoms of whiplash injury from auto accidents may not develop for up to 24 hours. Just because you feel okay after the accident doesn’t mean you don’t have a serious injury. Severe whiplash may mean nerve damage. A delay in treatment could be costly.
Don’t Let Whiplash Injury From Auto Accidents Whip You
Whiplash is too often ignored or misunderstood.
Watch for these symptoms of whiplash following a car accident:
• Neck pain, swelling, stiffness, or spasms
• Jaw tightness
• Trouble concentrating
• Tiredness or trouble sleeping
• Vision problems
• Ringing in the ears
• Pain or tenderness in the shoulders, arms, or back
• Numbness and tingling in the arms
• Trouble remembering things
Whiplash Injury From Auto Accidents
If you have any of these whiplash injuries from a car accident symptom, come to PIHELP, our whiplash injury center, as soon as possible. Mild whiplash treatment may take just a few weeks. It could involve over-the-counter pain relievers and ice packs. More serious whiplash treatment may require more time and more professional care. The first step in your health care plan is to educate you, the patient about your injury. At PIHELP, your whiplash injury clinic, taking care of auto accident victims is all we do. We know exactly how to treat your whiplash to get you “on the road” to recovery in no time.
Neck Pain Due to A Car Accident
So you’ve been in a car accident, and now have neck pain. It could be mild or it could be severe. Don’t just wait for it to go away on its own. Look at it this way. If your neck hurts and you haven’t had a car accident recently, it may be caused by the position you slept in or some other kind of minor strain.
If it persists you would be wise to get it checked out by a health care clinic. But when you add a glaring symptom like neck pain to a recent car accident, you could have a serious back or neck injury that may only get worse. It could even lead to permanent damage.
Serious neck injuries from car accidents can happen even if you were only going 7 miles an hour. Neck strain or whiplash is caused by a sudden jerking of your neck that pulls and tears at tissue causing damage that results in pain.
If you’re hurting after a car accident, you need to get that injury diagnosed, documented, and dealt with. Otherwise you’re going to be dealing with it for a really long time.
When symptoms make themselves known, call us at PIHELP right away. Our clinics have treated thousands of car accident injury victims over the last years, and we’re really good at it. We have the latest technology, highly trained doctors of chiropractic and medical doctors, and a caring bilingual staff ready to treat your pain. We will usually get you in immediately because we know your pain needs to be documented and treated now.
Back Pain After an Auto Accident
Do you have mild, moderate or even severe back pain following an auto accident?
Your back is one of the most complicated structures of your body. It is made up of many different connected parts. These parts are designed to operate as a well-oiled machine. But with such a complex design one seemingly minor bit of damage can easily throw off the whole system.
When it comes to your back, small and consistent pains tend to grow into larger, chronic issues. Back pain is considered chronic when it lasts more than three months. Studies show that people with chronic back pain rate their quality of life lower than those without back pain. Don’t wait too long to see the back-pain professionals at PIHELP! The staff at our clinics know what you are going through. The longer you wait, the harder it is to determine the exact cause of your injury. Even mild to moderate back pain can mean serious problems. You may also be going through needless suffering if you try to wait out the pain.
So whether your post-accident back pain has been dull and gradual or extremely sharp and sudden, don’t take risks with your back! Get checked out and treated by the professionals at PIHELP. All we do is treat injuries from car crashes. At our clinics we know how hard it can be to find transportation after an accident. You don’t need to drive. We can pick you up and bring you to one of our clinics. We want to get you feeling right and “back in action.”
Headache After A Car Accident
There’s nothing unusual about having a headache after a car accident. It takes just seconds to be injured in a car accident. You can bump your head, hurt your neck, shoulder or back. These can all give you headaches. You may have hurt yourself in a part of your body you are not aware of. Please don’t self-diagnose. Your health care professional is the smart choice. At PIHELP we can help you find the cause of your headaches and treat them.
Sometimes the head pain starts right away after the accident. For many it may not show up for hours or days after the crash. Either way, you must get medical attention to find out where that pain is coming from. In fact, you should always see a health care professional for any pain or discomfort after a car wreck as soon as possible. A minor headache the day after a car accident could be the sign of a serious problem.
Addressing your pain now will pay off because you’ll know why you’re hurting and will be able to get your pain treated.
At PIHELP we have high tech imaging and other equipment to diagnose and treat our patients. You are the most important member of our team. When you seek care, let the doctor of chiropractic know everything that doesn’t feel normal or right. We rely on you to help us design a course of treatment just for you.
At PIHELP treating accident victims is all we do. We can pick you up if you need transportation. Contact one of our clinics today to get your injuries officially checked and treated. It’s the smartest thing you can do right now if you’ve been in a car wreck.
Knee Pain After a Car Accident
Are you suffering knee pain after a car accident? Did you know that one of the most common car accident injuries is a knee injury? When you are driving your knees are close to the steering wheel, the dashboard, and your car door. Impact can result in bone damage. It can result even more often in damage to the soft tissue. For example, an injury sometimes referred to as “dashboard knee” occurs when the forward force of the knee hits the dashboard.
The victim of a knee injury can have high levels of pain and be unable to walk. Even if such severe symptoms aren’t there right away, there could still be serious damage to the knee. A small amount of knee pain left unchecked could lead to chronic knee problems in the future. You should not take a “wait and see” attitude with something as serious as a painful knee injury.
At PIHELP we have the staff and the most up-to-date equipment to care for you. We can diagnose and treat your knee injury. Our clinic can come up the best treatment plan. We will keep you informed and involved in your care.
So if you’ve been in a car accident and are experiencing even minor knee issues, come to PIHELP. In our clinics all we do is treat car accident injuries. We’ll give you a thorough examination and get to the root of your knee problems. We can even provide transportation if you need it. Calling PIHELP may be your first step toward pain free walking!
Shoulder Pain After a Car Accident
You’ve been in a car accident and you are experiencing shoulder pain or discomfort. Is it serious? Are you wondering if you seek medical attention? Ask yourself these questions.
Are you experiencing a painful, stiff shoulder?
Does your shoulder pain get worse at night, disturbing your sleep? You may be tired during the day without realizing why.
Is there tingling, numbness, swelling or weakness in or around your shoulder? The pins and needles feeling may radiate up and down your arm with certain motions.
Does your shoulder pain get worse with activity? Even normal activity may be painful.
Is it difficult to move your shoulder or arm?
Is there redness or bruising in your shoulder area?
Is there a “bump” above the shoulder bone where the shoulder may have separated?
Is it just not possible to get your shoulder in a comfortable position when you try to relax at the end of the day?
Any or all of the above symptoms point to a shoulder injury. But the only way to really know you’ve suffered a shoulder injury from your car accident is to get it examined by a professional at a health care clinic. You may think the injury is not that bad, that it will go away on its own. You may even think you will just have to get used to it. Don’t let shoulder pain destroy your quality of life. You don’t have to live with your discomfort.
We recommend you call the professionals at PIHELP. We’ll pick you up and drive you to the clinic nearest you. We will evaluate and treat your injuries. We have the latest diagnostic equipment and treatment techniques. We have specialized in treating only accident victims for years. We’ll soon have you back in the “swing” of things!
Wrist Pain from An Auto Accident
Have you injured your wrist or are you experiencing wrist pain after a car accident? This type of injury is very common in auto accidents because your hands are on the steering wheel at impact. Your natural reaction in a situation like that is to throw you arms in front of you to protect your body. That means your wrist takes the direct force of the collision.
This type of trauma can strain the muscles and other parts of the wrist. At the worst, it will cause broken bones and compression fractures. The quick shock of a car crash results in injuries that can show up immediately. Or they may not show up for hours or a few days. Please don’t take a “wait an see” attitude with your wrist injury. Your quality of life is too important to you, and those who depend on you. You should not suffer needlessly. Even with treatment, it can take months to recover, and you can have very limited use of your wrist during that time.
You need to be checked out at a health care clinic. PIHELP understands the annoying pains and other difficulties auto accident injury victims face. We have the latest imaging technologies to diagnose, document, and deal with your wrist pain. We also understand that the most important member of your health care team is you! We do everything we can to make sure you understand exactly what is going on with your treatment and care, every step of the way.
The last thing you want to do is risk further damage by delaying treatment. Call, email, or fill out the form to the right. Our caring, gentle, bilingual staff will get with you right away. We can also provide transportation to one of our clinics if you need it. Your wrist pain can be a thing of the past!
Ankle Pain from An Auto Accident
Are you suffering ankle pain from a recent, or not so recent car crash?
Your amazing ankles are one of the most important load-bearing parts of your body. They bear the weight of your body, and bend to move you around. To do their job correctly, they must be able to withstand the forces of walking and running. They provide power to the foot, and they must also be able to move in several directions, including side to side and rotating motion.
In a car wreck, the natural reaction of a driver or passenger is to brace themselves with one or both feet. This can force the foot and ankle in a direction it does not normally move. When this happens, many different types of painful ankle injuries can and do occur. It can even cause a compression injury similar in force what you would receive after jumping or falling on a hard surface.
The damage that can be caused by an ankle injury in car crash may lead to more than just a few weeks of pain. The only way to know if you have suffered an ankle injury is to get checked out at a health care clinic. Ankle pain may or may not go away on its own. It could lead to other stress related injuries caused by shifting your weight to your other leg or by putting more of your weight forward or backward on the affected ankle. The experts at PIHELP pick you up to bring you to one of our convenient, professional clinics. We can help you “kick” that ankle pain!