Each day over 7,000 people are injured in automobile and motorcycle accidents.
Injuries from these accidents range from minor scrapes, bruises, and inconveniences to debilitating injuries that can last a lifetime. Thus, forcing victims to endure weekly chiropractic adjustment for lower back pain, whiplash, pinched nerves, herniated discs.
Regional Medical Group recommends these treatments and recovery care after a car accident:
• Injury to head and brain —hitting the windshield, car roof, the steering wheel, or loose objects can result in a common injury called a concussion. During impact, your brain is violently shaken inside your skull, causing a chemical change. Most victims don’t notice symptoms right away.
Treatment: See a health care professional immediately to assess the damage.
Recovery: For mild to medium concussions, most patients will see symptoms fade away within a month.
• Injuries to face — Impacting the steering wheel can damage the face, skin, teeth, and bones.
Treatment: Abrasions, cuts, scrapes, and breaks may require stitching, bandages, or surgery.
Recovery: The time each patient needs to heal will vary. Light injuries may require a week to heal, while surgeries may require months or longer to fully heal.
• Injuries to neck — Impact can force your neck into an unnatural position. Resulting in injuries like neck strain, or vertebrae dislocation.
Treatment: Mild or medium neck strain injury is often treated with over-the-counter pain relievers. A dislocation injury may require surgery.
Recovery: neck pain from whiplash can last days or weeks. If surgery is needed, a full recovery could take months or longer.
• Injuries to Collarbone and rib cage — During a collision your body weight can be thrown against the belt, leading to damage to your collarbone and rib cage.
Treatment: A damaged or broken collarbone may eventually heal on its own, through the use of special braces. In extreme cases, surgery is required.
Recovery: The healing process may take months or longer.
• Injuries to the back and spinal cord — During a collision, the discs in your spine may be twisted out of alignment. The bones in your back can be fractured. This can result in spinal cord injuries, reduced feeling, loss of function in extremities, soft tissue damage, strained and pulled muscles, sprained ligaments.
Treatment: In minor situations, back pain, can be resolved with rest along with ice and heat applications. Common pain relievers can help as well. If pain persists, see your primary care physician for a diagnosis. Severe injuries will require surgery.
Recovery: Minor strains can heal within just a few weeks. Large tears and bone fractures will require therapy and several months to fully heal.
• Internal injury — During a collision, you can sustain an injury to your torso, organs, or bowels. If you have pain in your torso after a collision, visit your health care professional. Internal injuries could be internal bleeding, requiring immediate medical care.
Treatment: Minor muscle strains can be resolved with RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). Severe injuries will require surgery.
Recovery: The extent of the injury will determine the time needed to heal. Your medical professional will give you an expected timetable.
• Injuries to lower extremities — Common minor injuries can include leg, knee, foot sprains, muscle strains, and bone breaks.
Treatment: Minor injuries can be resolved with the RICE method and common over-the-counter pain relievers. More severe breaks require surgery and physical therapy.
Recovery: A broken bone may need up to 3 months to heal. Therapy may also be an essential part of recovery.
• Psychological injuries — The mental trauma associated with an accident can include post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, and phobias.
Treatment: A physician may suggest counseling to manage anxiety, meditation or other methods to reduce conditions.
Recovery: A counselor will set the recovery duration.
Injury, diagnosis, and treatment can vary from patient to patient. If you seek out the proper care and carefully follow your medical professional’s advice, recovery time may be increased.
About Regional Medical Group
Regional Medical Group (RMG) is a team of highly qualified accident doctors and medical staff who have teamed up with an extensive network of chiropractors that specialize in the treatment and care of patients who have been injured in any form of automobile accident, motorcycle accident, semi-truck accident, Uber auto accident, Lyft auto accident, slip-and-fall, or other work-related accidents. Regional Medical Group helps patients focus on injury treatment without the stress of how to pay for it.
Regional Medical Group is standing by to help with its remarkable network of chiropractors by finding its patients a ‘chiropractor near me’. For more information visit Regional Medical Group online at RegionalMedicalGroup.com or call today.
Regional Medical Group is your one-stop solution for accidental injury care.