At Esquire Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, we have a caring group of medical professionals to help you ease the pain caused by a car accident.
Being in a car accident is a life-altering event that has a number of possible physical ramifications for your body. Wherever your pain is, from head to toe, we have the experts on hand who can identify its source, work to eliminate it and get you feeling better.
We treat car accident injuries ranging from mild aches and pains to serious back injury or a pinched nerve. Whether you were involved in a fender bender or head-on-collision, we understand that your pain can be intense and requires expert attention.
Car Accident Injuries and Recovery
Here are just a few of the more common car accident injuries we have seen and treated:
• Whiplash: For those who have never had it, whiplash may seem like a joke. However, this painful ailment can cause debilitating pain for months if left untreated. Whiplash is a result of the head being thrust forward and back when hit from behind. Even a low-speed accident can be the cause of a painful whiplash injury. We have a variety of therapies available to help ease the pain of whiplash, including cold laser and electrotherapy.
• Cervical Radiculopathy: This is a type of trauma to the spinal cord which occurs when it is compressed in a car accident. The pain is intense, with nerve damage causing pain in the arms, shoulders, and any other part of your body that the section of nerves injured is serving. We have expertise in dealing with this type of pain with spinal decompression therapy and pain management.
• ACL Injury: Your knees are particularly vulnerable in a major car collision as they will collide with the bottom of the dash. This can lead to numerous knee problems including damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). This type of injury often requires surgical repair and rehabilitation afterward. Our medical staff has seen hundreds of post-operative ACL patients and are trained at assisting in the rehabilitation techniques needed to get you back on your feet.
Practically every part of the human body is vulnerable to the risk of injury in a car accident. This type of trauma, even when mild, will have a number of effects on your body. Some of these will be obvious immediately, while the painful symptoms of others may take time to present themselves. Be sure to always have a physical exam after being involved in a car crash no matter how well you think you feel.
To ease the pain you are experiencing after a St. Louis car accident visit the experts at Esquire Sports Medicine.