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.
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.
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:
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.
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.