Auto Injury Treatment

Auto Injury Treatment Specialist
After an automobile accident, you may have injuries that you don’t feel right away. From whiplash to a pinched nerve, these issues can lead to significant and chronic conditions when not treated. If you’ve been in an accident or have an automobile injury, see the team at Enhanced Medical Centers in Tempe, Arizona. With a history of healing auto accident injuries,their integrative medical specialists can diagnose and treat a range of conditions and ailments. Schedule your appointment online at Enhanced Medical Centers today.

Auto Injury Treatment Q & A

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Why should you see an integrative medicine specialist after an auto accident or injury?

When you’ve been in an automobile accident, you get jarred, which may lead to pain in various areas of your body. While emergency room personnel may give you medications for neck pain or suggest a neck brace, those may not provide the long-term solution you need.

When you visit an integrative medicine specialist after an accident, you get a comprehensive examination that determines whether any injuries have occurred. Through a discussion of symptoms and an examination, a team member at Enhanced Medical Centers determines the severity of your injuries and develops a treatment plan to address them. By seeking care soon after an auto accident, you'll prevent further damage.

What is whiplash?

Whiplash can occur anytime the head and neck are jolted or quickly whipped forward and back, beyond the normal range of motion. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries related to car accidents and can happen even in the case of a minor rear-end collision. Symptoms of whiplash may be evident right after an automobile accident, or they may take days, or even weeks, to appear.

When whiplash occurs, the muscles of the neck are overextended, and may strain or tear; the spine can easily get misaligned. That leads to pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. When left untreated, whiplash can result in nerve impingement, neck stiffness, chronic headaches, or reduced range of motion.

In some cases, it can cause other whiplash-associated disorders, including:

  • Dizziness
  • Vision problems
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Insomnia
  • Difficulty swallowing, chewing, or speaking

How are auto injuries treated?

When you see a doctor who practices integrative medicine after an auto injury, a thorough physical examination and review of your complete medical history occur. If the doctor suspects a fracture or neurological problem, they may request diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays or an MRI. The doctor also checks your posture and spine alignment, as well as your reflexes and range of motion.

Depending on your symptoms and the extent of your injuries, the integrative medicine specialist creates a customized treatment plan. In this plan, they detail treatments and procedures, as well as at-home recommendations. These may include:

  • Rest
  • Ice or heat
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Cervical collar
  • Stretches and exercises

At Enhanced Medical Centers, your integrative specialist provides a range of treatments, such as:

  • Spinal realignment through manual manipulation
  • Spinal decompression
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Acupuncture
  • Cold laser therapy

If you’ve been in a car accident, don’t wait until the pain starts: Contact Enhanced Medical Centers for a comprehensive evaluation. Schedule your consultation today.

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