Car Accidents

Arlington Pain & Therapy

Pain Management Physicians & Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Specialists located in Arlington, TX & Mansfield, TX

Nearly six million car accidents occur every year in the United States, and they’re one of the leading causes of personal injury. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, the team at Arlington Pain & Therapy, with two offices in Mansfield and one office in Arlington, Texas, can provide the treatment you need to help you recover from your injury. Call the office most convenient for you today.

Car Accidents Q & A

When should I get medical help after a car accident?

If you’re injured in a car accident, you should seek medical care right away, even if your pain is negligible. Your adrenaline may mask some of your pain and symptoms, so you may not realize you’ve incurred a serious injury at the time of the accident. Getting evaluated early on ensures you get the most appropriate treatment right away so you can get better as quickly as possible.

What are common car accident injuries?

Car accidents can lead to many types of personal injuries. The type and degree of your injury may depend on where you were hit and the speed of impact.

Common car accident injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Scrapes and cuts
  • Head injuries
  • Broken ribs
  • Muscle strains and sprains
  • Knee trauma
  • Herniated disc

Whiplash is a very common car accident injury that occurs when your head is forced in a back and forth motion. This type of injury may affect the muscles and tendons in your neck. The sudden force of your head can also lead to a herniated disc, which may cause pain, numbing, or tingling sensations that travel down your shoulders and arms.

Without proper treatment, whiplash can affect the range of motion in your neck.  

What can I expect during treatment for my car accident?

The team at Arlington Pain & Therapy provide comprehensive care for car accident injuries. During your initial evaluation, your specialist conducts a thorough examination to assess your health and detail your injuries. To confirm or rule out a diagnosis, your specialist may recommend blood tests and diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays or MRIs.

Once they identify your injuries, your specialist develops a treatment plan that helps you heal as quickly as possible. Your treatment plan is individualized based on your injuries, symptoms, and medical history and may include:

  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Osteopathic manipulative treatment
  • Interventional pain management

Your specialist at Arlington Pain & Therapy continues to monitor you as you recover from your car accident injury and adjusts your treatment as needed.

Car accidents are common, but you should not ignore your injuries. For expert care for your personal injury, call Arlington Pain & Therapy today.