Pain from an Accident
Each year, tens of millions of Americans are injured after an accident:
- Vehicle accident - motorcycle or all terrain vehicle spills and truck and automobile collisions, no matter how slight, can cause "whiplash".
- Work injury - resulting from repetitive, forceful, or prolonged exertions of the hands; frequent or heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying of heavy objects; prolonged awkward postures or vibration.
- Slip and fall accident - on a stairway, wet floor or pavement, over an obstruction, or on an icy walkway or parking lot.
- Sports related injury - caused by collisions of football, soccer, or rugby to the repetitive movements in golf, tennis, even billiards.
The most common causes for pain associated with an accident:
- Vehicle accident - "whiplash" can cause pain in the neck, shoulders, head or the base of the skull.
- Work injury - often cause musculoskeletal disorders that impact the nerves, tendons, muscles, and supporting vertebra. Symptoms can be mild and periodic severe, chronic and debilitating and include carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis, tension neck syndrome, and low back pain.
- Slip and fall - these accidents frequently result in broken bones, bruises, cuts and muscle sprains.
- Sports related injury - can cause muscle pull, neck pain, frozen shoulder, lower back pain, tennis elbow, runner's knee, shin splints and sprained muscles.
These injuries most common causes for pain associated with an accident:
- Whiplash - pain in the neck, shoulders, head or the base of the skull.
- Musculoskeletal disorders - impact the nerves, tendons, muscles, and supporting vertebra can result in carpal tunnel syndrome, tenosynovitis, tension neck syndrome, and low back pain.
- Muscle pulls and strains - muscle pulls, strained or sprained muscles in the neck, neck, or sprained ankle.
- Sharp or radiating pain - in the neck, shoulder, back, elbow, knee or leg.
These types of accidents can cause all type of pain such as:
- Persistent aching or stiffness anywhere along your spine, from the base of the neck to the hips.
- Sharp, localized pain in the neck, upper back, or lower back -- especially after lifting heavy objects or engaging in other strenuous activity.
- Chronic ache in the middle or lower back, especially after sitting or standing for extended periods.
- Radiating pain - that extends from the low back to the buttock, down the back of the thigh, and into the calf and toes.
- Inability to stand straight without having severe muscle spasms in the low back.
My back pain is gone! I was having low back problems and after moving to Milwaukee. The doctor took great care with my adjustments, and with all the intensive work they did, I was feeling a 100% after the first week.
Proper treatment after an accident depends on the underlying cause of your pain. Our experienced, compassionate doctors can provide a free pain assessment to determine the root cause of your back pain and to recommend a natural treatment plan, without drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic care offers a balanced approach to the treatment of accidents and the healing necessary to restore your body back to proper function. Techniques such as gentle, precise spinal adjustments, ultrasound, and cold therapy can provide fast, effective pain relief after an accident. When appropriate, These techniques may be used in conjunction with massage therapy and/or nutritional counseling can be part of a patients care.