Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers Shares Common Car Accident Injuries And Treatments: Part 1
The most up-to-date statistics on car crashes (reported by the Department of Public Safety) shows that over 53,000 accidents occurred in 2015 in the state of Oklahoma. Imagine how long it must have taken to gather this data and exactly how many people didn’t document their case! Furthermore, over 8,100 documented accidents resulted in fatalities while the remaining portions were separated into various levels of injuries. That’s over 44,000 people in our state alone that were (and probably still are) in need of car accident care! Our pain management OKC team can only imagine as more drivers enter the roadway that these numbers won’t decrease.
With that being said, today we are here to discuss a few of the most common car accident injuries and car accident care treatments that our Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers team can provide to you.
Whiplash: The most popular and well-known car accident injury is whiplash. This strain on the neck is most commonly due to rear-end collisions, and the impact is usually strong enough that it forces the driver’s head to be pushed backward and forward rapidly. Muscles and ligaments being extended beyond their average range of motion causes a lot of neck pain, headaches, stiffness, fatigue, and dizziness. The injured person often has a reduced range of motion as a result.
Chest Pain: An injury to the chest can be the result of being pushed forcefully into the seatbelt strap. It can also be a result of being thrown into the steering wheel or dashboard. The outside injuries often heal much sooner than those unseen on the inside. Everything from broken bones to damaged nerves can cause chronic pain.
These two common car accident injuries require that patients seek medical attention as soon as possible. The longer one waits, the worse ongoing pain may become. If you have been in an accident, our Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers team encourages you to seek out car accident care quickly!
Most patients have found relief with a personalized Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers treatment plan. The most common treatment is a series of injections to the appropriate location, which will allow the surrounding muscles and tissue to be relieved of pain. Within weeks after receiving car accident care, most patients notice a difference and are on the road to recovery.
If injections alone aren’t enough to get you back to feeling great, there may be some additional steps our Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers physicians will suggest. We offer chiropractic therapies, acupuncture, massage therapy, and psychological counseling.