Every day, hundreds of thousands of cars are on the road in the U.S. This immense volume of vehicles sharing the road increases the odds of getting into a vehicular accident. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recorded an estimated 7,277,000 vehicular accidents in 2016. From this number, 29.9 percent or more than two million people got injured.
Injuries sustained from a collision can be mild or severe, but they cause pain all the same. Some of the most common types of pain from injuries are the following:
- Leg or foot pain – In vehicular accidents, the lower extremities often get injured. You may suffer from an ankle sprain or broken bones. These injuries may cause discomfort and mild to extreme pain, sometimes even after the injury heals.
- Neck Pain from whiplash– Whiplash occurs when the impact of a crash suddenly jerks your head with great force, causing the tissues in your neck to extend beyond their typical range of motion. Whiplash causes neck pain and stiffness, among other symptoms.
- Headache from concussion – When you’re involved in a collision, it’s likely that you may hit your head on the steering wheel or your vehicle’s interior. If the impact is severe, you may sustain wounds and a concussion. It may result in the loss of consciousness, dizziness, and headaches.
- Back Pain – Much like whiplash, back pain occurs because your spine may have viciously jerked upon collision. The bones in the spine are cushioned by disks that absorb shocks from daily activities. A sudden jerking motion may cause these disks to slip out of place resulting in pain.
As a provider of treatment plans and therapeutic services for personal injury victims in Miami, we at Your Care Health Network recognize that there are several ways to treat and manage the pain that car crash injuries bring. These methods are proven to relieve or alleviate pain, but it’s up to your physician or personal injury doctor to prescribe the right treatment for you.
Most doctors would prescribe pain relief medication if you sustained injuries from a collision. Pain relievers range from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen to opioids like morphine or codeine. These medications can reduce pain, but there’s a risk that you may develop dependence or addiction to these drugs.
One way to reduce pain or discomfort without using drugs is through meditation and yoga. According to the Harvard Medical School, studies are suggesting that because pain is the mind’s perception of an injury in the body, the mind may have the capacity to alleviate pain by the way you choose to perceive it.
Physical therapy involves bringing back the muscles’ proper movement to reduce strain on nerves that cause pain. While moving parts of your body that are affected may cause pain at first, it helps in making that particular body part learn how to function as it had before the injury.
Reliable and Effective Pain Management
Car crashes can result in painful injuries. If you were involved in a collision or any other accident that caused injury, let Your Care Health Network’s vast array of therapeutic techniques help you.
Contact us at (305) 381-5369 to schedule an assessment.