AUTO ACCIDENT INJURY/WHIPLASH TREATMENTSpring Creek Medical Center in Logan, UT can help you recover from auto accident injuries in no time
Auto Accident Injury/Whiplash Treatment in Logan, UT
Car accidents are unfortunately common events in the lives of people who live in Logan, Providence, and the rest of Cache Valley. Most of the injuries caused by car accidents are relatively minor, but some can be serious and life-changing.
One very common auto accident injury is whiplash. While whiplash is often considered a minor part of a collision, the pain can continue for weeks, or even months, if not treated properly.
What is Whiplash?
Neck or low back pain within a day or two of a car accident is usually due to whiplash. Whiplash is a general term for a number of more specific diagnoses.
Some include muscle strain, nerve damage, ligament injuries, and even damage to the discs that lay between the vertebrae.
This type of injury typically occurs when the head and neck rebound quickly as a result of the impact during the accident. The fast forward and backward motion often results in nerve, ligament, tendon, or muscle damage that triggers pain, numbness, stiffness, or headaches.
Other more serious consequences can include vertebral compression fractures or disc herniations (ruptured discs).
How is Whiplash Diagnosed?
While your pain may be consistent with the symptoms of whiplash, it is important to be properly evaluated by a trained physician. Getting the right diagnosis is the most important step in your treatment. Typically, we can make a specific diagnosis after a detailed examination and a digital X-ray. However, in some cases, it may be necessary to perform a CT scan or an MRI.
It is Critical to Have a Medical Professional Provide a Thorough Exam After An Auto Accident
Injuries can often go undiagnosed after an accident and symptoms can remain unrecognized for days. Our physical medicine experts can ensure your injuries are identified and a proper treatment plan is prescribed before the symptoms become problematic or have long-lasting effects.
Spring Creek Medical Center offers non-invasive evaluations to identify any hidden injuries a patient may have sustained after an auto accident. A timely diagnosis and patient-specific treatment greatly decreases the likelihood of chronic pain.