If you have been in a motor vehicle crash, it can certainly be a traumatizing event. Immediately after, stress is rampant and tension is running high as you sort out the details of the event with the police and insurance companies as you assess the details of the crash and the damage to your vehicle. Some victims have it even worse, often forcing a person to get immediate medical attention. Sometimes the injuries don’t become apparent until days or even weeks after, but these injuries can be just as severe and can bring chronic pain and disability if they aren’t treated early.
Common symptoms from a car accident include lower back pain, neck pain, headaches, sciatica, numbness and tingling in the arms or legs, fatigue, restlessness, widespread aches and pain and a host of other issues. The impact of the crash causes the vertebrae of the spine to shift very suddenly, stretching and tearing muscles and ligaments of the spine and irritating delicate spinal nerves, leading to pain, stiffness and injury. The neck is particularly vulnerable, and crashes can cause a lot of immediate damage to the spine and the nerves that travel from this area – this is what is referred to as whiplash. If not addressed quickly, the soft tissues of the body, particularly the muscles and ligaments can form permanent scar tissue, discs can bulge and the surrounding joints will degenerate at a much faster rate, and the nerves that deliver life to the rest of the body will be choked leading to a great loss of function. This can be a very serious condition if not addressed quickly and thoroughly.
At Riverview Spine, we specialize in such injuries and have been getting people well the past 14 years who suffer from pain. We provide treatment that is fast, effective and very comfortable. We work with other specialists, such as orthopedists, neurologists, radiologists and physical therapists to get the care you need and get you back in the game faster. Injuries from motor vehicle accidents are covered at 100% in the state of Minnesota. Of course, we recommend anyone injured in a car accident to speak with a personal injury attorney so they know what to expect and know all their rights. We can help with this as well if our patients have any questions.
If you, or someone you know has been injured in a motor vehicle crash, call us right away or stop on in and get checked out. The phone number to our office is 952-884-1507. We are here to help!