Doctors can offer many different types of treatment to patients who have been involved in an automobile or personal injury accident. The doctor will choose the appropriate treatment option based on the type of injury that exists and its level of severity. Chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, acupuncture, physical therapy and LED Light Therapy are all possible treatment options. It is important to evaluate every aspect of a person’s health to be able to create a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses each of the patient’s issues. Addressing the symptoms is only part of the problem; it is also vital that the cause of the injury be taken care of as well as any mental or emotional repercussions.
Whiplash is the result of a hard jerk or forceful movement of the head and neck. It is a common injury, often associated with automobile accidents. If a vehicle comes to an abrupt stop (from hitting another vehicle or an object), the head will continue to move forward at the same speed the vehicle was traveling before the accident. When the head can physically go no further, it is jerked back with extreme force. This can have a damaging impact on the muscles, tendons, and ligaments of the neck and shoulders. This type of injury can cause extreme pain whenever the head or neck is moved in a particular direction.
Individuals who have been involved in a traumatic automobile or personal injury accident may require long-term care. Physicians who work with these types of injuries must calculate how much care the patient will need over an extended period of time. These numbers are vitally important if the patient or the insurance company is going to attempt to receive compensation for the person’s injuries. The cost of healthcare will continue to rise over time, and this must also be taken into consideration. In most cases, the injuries a person receives in an accident will heal sufficiently over time. Others, however, may require extensive physical therapy to ensure the person regains their strength and makes a full recovery.
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