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Motor vehicle accidents are unfortunately an all too common occurrence in modern day life. These accidents cause a range of injuries, from mild and temporary, to severe and life-altering. Finding the right clinic to treat these injuries is key to fully recovering and filing a strong personal injury lawsuit.


Common Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries


Soft tissue damage occurs when muscles, ligaments, or tendons are stretched and torn. A tear in a muscle or ligament is called a sprain, while a tear in a tendon is called a strain. These soft tissue injuries may occur anywhere in the body, but are most common in the neck, shoulder, thigh, or groin, and may cause muscle spasms, swelling, and pain.


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A collision can also cause whiplash in the neck, which occurs when the neck is forced forward and backward or side to side, damaging soft tissues, joints, and bones. A mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) may also occur if the brain moves violently inside the skull, damaging brain tissue and cells. Symptoms of a mild TBI include fatigue, nausea, dizziness, headache, confusion, and ringing in the ears.

Other common motor vehicle accident injuries include:

  • Fractured finger, arm, or leg
  • Crush injury that damages the bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments
  • Fractured ankles, feet, and toes
  • Hip fracture, dislocation, or tendonitis
  • Torn rotator cuff and shoulder injury
  • Herniated disc and facet joint injury
  • Neck or skull fracture
  • Chest injuries caused by the seat belt
  • Stomach injury, such as internal bleeding, organ compression, and organ rupture
  • Severe TBI
  • Spinal cord injury and paralysis
  • Nerve damage in the neck, back, and arm
  • Disfiguring facial injury caused by lacerations or burns
  • Limb loss and amputation

Though some injuries are visible immediately after the accident, some injuries can only be detected through proper medical examination. This is why it’s so important to visit a doctor as soon as possible.


Treatment Options


At Westcare Clinics, motor vehicle accident injuries are treated with injections, pain management techniques, and occupational medicine.

A few types of joint and soft tissue injections performed at Westcare Clinics include epidural injections (interlaminar and transforaminal), piriformis injection, sacroiliac joint injections, and trigger point injections. These injections can help alleviate pain and support recovery.

While patients are recovering from injuries, their doctor may recommend pain management techniques, such as cold and heat, gentle exercise, physical therapy, occupational therapy, mind-body techniques, biofeedback, music therapy, and therapeutic massage. Each patient will receive a customized treatment plan to help manage their pain.

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Occupational medicine focuses on helping an injured individual regain the strength and mobility they need to return to work. Westcare Clinics provides treatment to the employee and can help employers adapt the workplace to the physical limitations of the injured employee.

Our healthcare professionals have expertise in physical, chemical, biological, and psychosocial hazards in the workplace and are ready to assist employees in returning to work.


Advanced Treatment


Survivors of severe car accidents may need complex, long-term care for their injuries. Advanced treatment may include chiropractic adjustment, acupuncture, physical therapy, and other forms of therapy. Westcare Clinics is here to support the patient on their journey to healing and is happy to answer any questions they may have about obtaining advanced treatment.

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