Don’t let lasting physical pain from an auto injury change your life.
An automobile accident is traumatic and can have lasting physical effects that will cause you pain for years to come if not addressed immediate after your accident. Auto accidents put a lot of strain and stress on the body that can result in a number of injuries that will potentially affect the entire body.
At Lifestyle Medical Center in Tulsa, OK we know that some injuries are more serious than others, but these are the possible outcomes of an auto accident and could occur at even 5 mph:
- Jaw pain
- Knee pain
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
Many people who have been in auto accidents may also experience symptoms such as blurred vision, sleep disturbances, dizziness, irritability, and forgetfulness.
It is important to have an assessment from a healthcare provider following a car accident, even if you are not experiencing symptoms. Sometimes, it can take days or even weeks for symptoms related to automobile accident injuries to be noticeable.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a common injury sustained in an auto accident. You may also get whiplash from a sports injury, a fall, or a physical altercation. Whiplash is a strain or sprain of the neck and occurs when your head is quickly thrust forward and backward with the force of impact.
In an auto accident, whiplash is typically the result of a rear impact while the vehicle is stationary. The impact causes the head to suddenly jerk forward and back, putting a significant strain on the cervical spine and surrounding muscles and tissues. When impact happens quickly, your normal muscular reflexes can’t react fast enough to protect your cervical spine and associated tissue. That severely irritates your vertebrae and connective tissue, causing pain and stiffness.
While whiplash is not a life-threatening injury, if not treated, it can result in significant and long-lasting pain and discomfort. Are you experiencing headaches, tenderness in the shoulders and back and/or stiffness and a reduced range of motion in the neck, shoulders and upper back? If you answered yes to any of the above symptoms, it’s time to schedule your auto injury assessment at Lifestyle Medical Center!
It is important to seek care as soon as possible following a car accident as most injuries and related conditions can be managed and treated more easily in the early days before the body compensates for the injury and ends up causing more discomfort in different parts of the body.
Don’t postpone, call the experts at Lifestyle Medical Center for your whiplash or auto injury treatment today: (918) 215-2289