AUTO ACCIDENT INJURIES WE TREAT
AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY CLINICS IN SALT LAKE CITY & SAN ANTONIO
Have you been injured in a car wreck or a similar accident that could have been prevented? At P.I. HELP, we have a team of chiropractors and medical professionals who are highly experienced in treating victims of auto accidents. Below, you can learn more about the types of injuries we treat.
WHIPLASH FROM CAR ACCIDENTS
Whiplash occurs when the top of the body is jerked forward while the bottom half stays in place. This is why whiplash is a common injury that occurs during car accidents if the victim was wearing a seatbelt. Whiplash primarily causes pain in the neck, and it can also cause stiffness and headaches. Thankfully, whiplash is usually treatable and most patients will make a full recovery after a few weeks of treatment.
You may not experience the effects of whiplash right away. Symptoms have been known to show up days or weeks after an accident occurs.
There are many noninvasive and nonsurgical treatments for whiplash, including medication management and chiropractic care. We can educate you on the basics of whiplash care so you can get started on the road to recovery. You should visit our injury clinic as soon as possible if you notice any of the symptoms below after an auto accident.
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Frequent headaches
- Blurry vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Shoulder pain
- Numb, tingling feeling in the arms
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering things
- Jaw tightness
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 and 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 the 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 P.I. HELP 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, 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
Back Pain After Car 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 P.I. HELP! 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.
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 at no charge. We want to get you feeling right and “back in action.”
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 with any of these areas can result in bone and soft-tissue damage. 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 may 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 P.I. HELP, 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 with the best treatment plan. We will keep you informed and involved in your care. Calling P.I. HELP may be your first step toward pain-free walking!
The questions include:
- Are you experiencing a painful, stiff shoulder?
- Does your shoulder pain get worse at night, disturbing your sleep?
- Is there tingling, numbness, swelling, or weakness in or around your shoulder?
- Does your shoulder pain get worse with activity?
- 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?