Have you recently been involved in a motor vehicle accident? If so, then you are not alone. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that approximately 15,000 vehicle crashes occur on a daily basis in the United States, with that number only expected to continue to rise in the future.
In most cases, serious personal injuries are avoided, thanks to today’s advanced vehicle safety technology. However, personal injury following accidents is still quite common.
Common Types of Motor Vehicle Personal Injury
Perhaps the most common personal injury reported following a car accident is that of whiplash. This is an injury that occurs when a vehicle goes from a high speed to being stopped in a very short period of time and is especially common with rear-ending collisions and those involving collision with a stationary object. Pain from whiplash is often strongest in the back, neck, and shoulders. This is due to the strain experienced on these parts of the body when it comes into contact with the seat belt or another part of the car in an abrupt manner.
Symptoms of whiplash typically do not become noticeable until hours or even days following an accident, leading many victims to mistakenly believe that they were uninjured in the crash. Still, when symptoms of whiplash come on, it is vital to be checked out by a doctor as soon as possible to ensure that the underlying cause of the pain is not something more serious.
According to motor vehicle injury statistics, some of the other most common injuries reported include pinched nerves causing leg or neck related arm pain. Often these types of pain can be treated with epidural or trigger point injections.
At the Center for Pain Management you can get relief from your personal injury with our services like physical therapy and epidural injections.
If you have recently been the victim of a motor vehicle injury, do not hesitate to contact our office and schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. Your health and well being are of utmost importance, so you should ensure that you receive the assistance you need as soon as possible.