Even though being in a car accident is something we would all like to avoid, it is imperative to understand how to receive proper treatment following a motor vehicle accident. One of the most common injuries to the spine is known as a hyperflexion / hyperextension injury or more commonly known as whiplash. Initially following the accident most patients complain of neck stiffness or sometimes no pain at all. However, sometimes the symptoms do not appear until hours or days later. Early detection is the key to prevent further damage during the asymptomatic period of the condition.
There are many other symptoms that can develop from a motor vehicle accident, such as headaches, neck pain, numbness or tingling in the arms or legs. Lower back pain and herniated disks can develop from the trauma of an automobile accident. Limited range of motion in my neck and lower back, along with muscles spasms are very common.
Proper treatment and early intervention is the key to protect patients against long term pain and permanent soft tissue damage. The collision of a car accident can produce tearing of the muscles, tendons and ligaments in your spine. This type of traumatic injury produces inflammation, which can result in restriction in range of motion and development of scar tissue.
Treatments at Hudson Valley Spine Care will help reduce the inflammation, Increase mobility in the spine and promote the natural healing process. These treatments or designed to reduce the pain and discomfort, along with reducing the scar tissue in your muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Receiving an examination at Hudson Valley spine care following a traumatic motor vehicle accident will ensure a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. They can determine the extent of your injuries and recommend a suitable treatment plan to help you obtain full recovery of your injuries.