Being in a car accident can be traumatic, painful, and inconvenient. As a result, we often don’t consider the long term effects that it can have on our body if left untreated. Even a minor automobile accident can have significant long term effects. When a vehicle is struck by another, thousands of pounds of force are exerted into the neck and spine. This condition, commonly known as “Whiplash,” is one of the most common injuries sustained after an automobile accident. Whiplash is a traumatic sprain strain of the neck and back that causes injuries to the surrounding ligaments, soft tissue and intervertebral discs. Left untreated these injuries can cause a variety of health issues.
When you are involved in a car accident emotions and adrenaline are running high which means it can be easy to ignore pain symptoms immediately after the crash. As a result, people may have a tendency to leave the accident scene thinking that they do not need medical attention right away. Failure to seek immediate medical care after an auto accident can be costly and delay the recovery process. If you or someone you know has endured a car accident, it’s extremely important to seek treatment within the first few days of the accident. Some injuries take hours, days or even weeks to appear. Regardless of the symptoms you are experiencing your injuries should be assessed, documented properly, and treated so you can begin the healing process.
New Life Healing Center is experienced in the detection and treatment of injuries resulting from an automobile accident. We will consult with the most capable attorneys, board certified neurosurgeons and orthopedic doctors, as well as any other necessary specialists. Together we will carefully come up with the best possible care plan and treatment strategies to get you better.