Are you suffering from whiplash pain due to a recent car accident? Patients at our clinic can put an end to pain caused by accidents in using our new state of the art non-surgical pain relief system.
Accidents and injuries can be exhibited as a range of injuries to the neck and spine caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck or spine through extension.
Injuries can be sustained in many ways, including car accidents, sports related, and falls from stairs, chairs, or even slippery pavement.
You may notice an immediate pain and aching, or nothing at all in the beginning stages. Trauma from injury can gradually invade your life with headaches, back and neck pain, memory loss and weakness in limbs. Mild to progressively severely disability has been reported.
An auto accident can be extremely traumatic, and in the chaos that follows, it is easy for emergency personnel to miss injuries, not only at the scene but also in the emergency room.
If you’ve been in auto accident, it’s a good idea to see a medical professional to determine if you have injuries, because car accident injury symptoms are not always immediately apparent, and can wait to surface for days or even weeks after the initial event.
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It’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible for any physical symptoms that you may experience after an auto accident, including but not limited to muscle spasms, strain and stiffness, and neck and back pain. These symptoms can indicate an undiagnosed injury, and might result in chronic pain if left untreated.
Signs of auto accident injury include:
• Mild or intense neck or joint pain
• Jaw pain
• Forward-leaning posture
• Sore neck
• Stiffness and tension, inability to rotate the head
• Mild or intense headaches
• Migraines, sensory deficits with hearing and smell
• Trouble controlling limbs, loss of balance
• Cerebral blood flow interruption causing dizziness
• Pain moving or lifting the arms
• Dislocation, spinal damage, herniated disc symptoms
Auto Accident Injury Broomfield Co: Whiplash Injury
Millions of motor vehicle accidents (MVA) occur each year, many with serious consequences. The main symptom is pain in the neck or upper back that can develop immediately or take days, weeks, and sometimes months.
A sudden forced movement of the head or neck in any direction and the resulting “rebound” in the opposite direction is known as whiplash. The sudden “whipping” motion injures the surrounding and supporting tissues of the neck and head.
This traumatic motion can actually alter the normal shape of the neck, leading to dysfunction sometimes even months after the accident. Muscles react by tightening and contracting, creating muscle fatigue, which can result in pain and stiffness.
Severe whiplash can also be associated with injury to the intervertebral joints, discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve roots. Car accidents are the most common cause of whiplash.
Most medical professionals will only look to make sure there are no immediate life threatening problems such as fracture. The altered shape of the neck is missed and the patient can have an increased risk of pain and disability over time.
A partial list of possible symptoms (symptoms of each injured person are different) includes:
- Muscle spasms
- Lost motion
- Loss of concentration and / or memory
- Difficulty chewing and / or swallowing
- Hoarseness in the voice
- Burning, tingling or radiating pain in the shoulder, arm, hand or other parts of the body
Because these symptoms can worsen conditions and disrupt the healing ability of your body it is important to find the right doctor to achieve pain relief and ensure your insurance covers your medical expenses.
How Can We Help You?
Fox Integrated Healthcare provides an alternative to “hit and miss” whiplash pain treatments.
We offer a non-surgical, comprehensive approach to ailments specific to motor vehicle accidents. We have combined a unique non-surgical approach with a collection of some of the most advanced pain relief technology and protocols available at any clinic in the state.
To make sure that we are not just another disappointment in your life, like all of the failed treatments you have already tried, we have designed a very non-invasive and extensive pre-treatment evaluation system that allows us to help determine who is an IDEAL candidate for our treatment (likely to respond well) and those who are not ideal (not likely to respond well).
This pre-treatment evaluation system will allow you to know BEFORE you undergo treatment whether you are likely to respond and saves you both time and disappointment if our pre-treatment evaluation determines you are not a good fit.
So What Makes Our Pain Treatments So Effective?
At Fox Integrated Healthcare we use an advanced diagnostic technology to pinpoint WHERE inside your body the pain in coming from and exactly WHERE the treatment needs to be delivered.
This allows us to determine treatment right to the damaged nerve or muscle tissue allowing us to provide relief with a significant rate of success. Unfortunately most low back, neck and shoulder pain treatments are often delivered without the use of cutting edge technology and the results are unpredictable at best.
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The neck’s susceptibility to injury is due in part to biomechanics. Activities and events that affect cervical biomechanics include extended sitting, repetitive movement, accidents, falls and blows to the body or head, and everyday wear and tear.
Many treatments for neck pain are ineffective and similar to low back pain. There are many unnecessary surgeries performed every year.
Neck fusion surgeries generally have a very poor outcome and can lead to more significant pain and disability. Fortunately, the doctors at Fox Integrated Healthcare may have a solution to your neck pain.
Once it is determined that you are a candidate for the rehabilitation programs that we offer, you can be on your way to a pain free life in a relatively short time.
Rest assured, at Fox Integrated Healthcare our doctors will do a thorough examination to determine the cause of your neck pain and come up with a treatment plan to get you back to good health as soon as possible.
Auto Accident Injury Broomfield Co: Back Pain Caused By an Accident
Whether back pain has been caused by a sudden trauma or from age-related degeneration, it’s important to understand that there is an ever-growing list of healthy, conservative, and effective treatment options available.
At Fox Integrated Healthcare, we never give up when it comes to treating back pain, even in patients suffering from seemingly untreatable chronic pain and disability.
Causes of Back Pain
On a very basic level, back pain is the result of trauma or degeneration in any of the components of the back (spinal discs, muscles, etc.).
The following is a list of some of the more common reasons that patients suffer from back pain:
- Disc Injuries
- Sciatica (often related to herniated or bulged spinal discs)
- Muscle/Ligament Injuries
- Spinal Stenosis
- Sports Injuries
- Auto Accident Injuries
Our Treatment for Back Pain
Some people suffer with acute back pain that resolves after a day or two without any form of intervention. This condition is usually related to muscle strain and doesn’t require medical attention. When pain lasts any longer than this, or when it is severe and/or disabling, it’s important to seek help as soon as possible.
Some patients come to our office in severe and disabling pain. Many medical establishments may consider surgery the next logical step.
As part of our dedication to using the least invasive pain management strategies possible, we recognize the overwhelming body of research that plainly states that the vast majority of back pain cases do not require surgery.
Spinal Decompression Traction: This is used to remove the pressure on spinal nerves; it is an excellent treatment option for damaged spinal discs in the neck and lower back.
You don’t have to suffer from back pain. Please get in touch with our pain management office as soon as you notice that back pain symptoms are not abating, or if you have been in pain for some time.
Auto Accident Injury Broomfield Co: Bulging or Herniated Disc Caused by an Accident or Injury
Spinal discs are designed to act as cushions between the vertebrae, or bones, of the spine. These cartilage-based structures are made up of an outer shell which protects the gel-like, inner portion of the disc.
This outer shell is known as the annulus fibrosus, while the inner, cushioned part is called the nucleus pulposus. These intervertebral discs perform several important functions, such as providing shock absorption for the spine.
They also allow for movement of the vertebrae, and act as a ligament to keep the vertebrae separated while holding the spine together.
A disc bulge happens when the annulus fibrosus develops cracks or ruptures, and the nucleus pulposus (the inner part of the disc) seeps its way through and bulges out. This condition can put pressure on the nerves of the spine, thereby causing serious pain.
A disc herniation is diagnosed when this center bulges out and moves backward toward the spinal cord. While disc bulges and herniations are the most common incarnations of disc problems, disc desiccation – a serious but rare condition that usually leads to surgery – can also occur.
The lower back (lumbar spine) is the most vulnerable to disc problems, but bulged and herniated discs can also affect the neck (cervical spine) and upper back (thoracic spine). An individuals symptoms will depend on where the disc issue has occurred in the spine.
A herniated disc in the lumbar spine, for example, may cause back pain, leg pain, numbness, weakness, and/or bladder and bowel problems.
There are two main causes of herniated and bulged discs:
- Disc Degeneration: During childhood, intervertebral discs are composed of about 80% water. When the body begins to age, the discs dry up and become less flexible and more vulnerable to damage. Too little or too much low back curve can also place unwanted pressure on the disc and cause it to degenerate at an advanced rate.
- Injury or Trauma to the Spine: Trauma from an auto accident or sports injury can commonly cause disc issues. Trauma may also occur over time as the result of ongoing postural issues.
Disc Injuries and Physical Therapy
A physical therapy program for disc problems usually includes both passive and active rehabilitation to relieve pain and restore movement and flexibility. Passive physical therapy might include ice and heat therapy, low level laser therapy, electrotherapy, and/or ultrasound.
Active therapy is the exercise component of physical therapy; it is used to minimize pain and, eventually, help patients build strength and stability to avoid future injuries.
Spinal Decompression and Disc Injuries
When pain is caused by compression of the spinal nerves (as is the case with herniated and bulged discs), spinal decompression helps to relieve pain by removing pressure on the nerves. Spinal Decompression specifically targets problematic discs and creates a vacuum effect in which the herniation itself can be reduced.
The practice of Spinal Decompression creates negative pressure within the disc, which draws bulging disc material back into its outer shell. During this process, the outer shell is able to heal. Spinal Decompression is a non-surgical, drug-free option for addressing both the symptoms of disc injuries as well as correcting the actual cause of pain.
Immediate Action Should Be Taken
If you have an injury caused by an accident you need to take action as soon as possible, waiting can only worsen your situation and increase your pain.
Fox Integrated Healthcare has an integrated medical, rehabilitation and chiropractic facility with the ability to perform a wide variety of diagnostic testing to pinpoint your injury and deliver relief.
Call us today, let us help you to get back on track to being happier and living a pain-free life.
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