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Millions of Americans are involved in automobile accidents every year. These events can cause painful and chronic conditions for those who survive them. We at California Sports and Spine Center are experts in helping to alleviate pain in these situations.
Auto Accident Pain Overview
Common Injuries After a Car Accident
Car accidents can result in a spectrum of injuries, from minor to severe. Typical injuries sustained in vehicular accidents include:
- trauma to the head and brain
- pain in the neck and back
- fractured ribs
- burns from airbag deployment
- lacerations, abrasions and contusions
- internal injuries, especially if ejected from the vehicle or if there’s a forceful collision with the car’s interior
Signs of Pain Following a Car Accident
A prevalent symptom post-accident is muscle strain, leading to stiffness and potentially radiating pain to other body areas, such as the neck. If you notice persistent pain that doesn’t alleviate with basic self-care, it’s crucial to seek medical attention immediately.
Treatment Options for Pain Post-Accident
There are various treatments available for pain resulting from car accidents, including:
- Surgical procedures
- Therapeutic massage
- Adequate rest
- Physical therapy sessions
- Prescribed medications
- Specialized pain management procedures
This list isn’t exhaustive; numerous other treatments can aid in recovery. We understand the challenges of coping with post-accident pain and are here to support and assist you.