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Victims of automotive accidents often receive multiple injuries at once. To give you the best in complete care, A First Choice Healthcare takes a multi-disciplinary approach to treating all of the conditions that are common following motor vehicle collisions. We listen to you and take each of your concerns seriously.
Neck strain: Neck injuries are common in the sudden, violent deceleration in a collision. As your body absorbs the force of impact, stress to your neck and spine can cause serious internal damage, which can worsen without medical care; an ache becomes debilitating pain before you know it.
Soft tissue/Whiplash: Whiplash is a severe injury that happens when your neck is forced to stretch beyond its normal range of motion. Such an injury is common in an impact when your head is thrown rapidly back-and-forth. The condition is not always apparent and may take several weeks to develop, so it's critical to seek immediate diagnostic treatment.
Headaches: Many injuries can result in extensive or chronic headaches. The location and intensity of the pain may vary. Chiropractic adjustments and spinal manipulation can offer immediate, long-lasting relief with fewer side effects than you might experience with medication.
Traumatic Brain Injuries: In a collision, your brain is especially vulnerable; the layer of cerebrospinal fluid that acts as a protective cushion between the brain and skull can only withstand so much force, at which point injuries, such as concussions, become likely. Even a small amount of damage to the brain can have wide-ranging consequences.
Neurological and Radiculopathies: Any injuries to the back and head can effect the entire nervous system, causing conditions like radiculopathy (also known as a slipped disc or pinched nerve). Such injuries can occur anywhere along your spinal cord from your neck to your lower back, where it's most common.
Back Pain: Your back is a complex of muscles, tendons, and soft tissues. Some of these tissues connect to the spine; some connect to muscles that work with other parts of the body. All these connections can lead to a chain-reaction of damage.
Shoulder Pain: The muscles and tendons in your shoulders are smaller and even more complex than those in your back, making injuries difficult to identify and diagnose. Pain in your shoulders may indicate injuries elsewhere; ignoring it could lead to further injury.
Knee Pain: A collision puts tremendous stress on your joints and ligaments as inertia tries to pull your body in various directions. The knee is a major joint that connects to the largest tendon in your body; damage to either is not uncommon in a wreck and limits your mobility.
Broken Bones: Compared to some other injuries, you might think of a broken bone as no big deal. After all, humans have been setting broken bones for thousands of years. In conjunction with other injuries, however, setting a broken bone quickly grows complicated.
Because vehicular accidents can cause so many different kinds of injuries, we follow a strict and thorough diagnostics process. We do not, however, blow through your insurance coverage in a day. A First Choice Healthcare takes pride in helping our patients to recover at their own pace and in their own time with customized treatment and gentle care.
Your personal treatment strategy may include:
Multi-disciplinary Pain Management: Following a traumatic injury, managing pain is a major concern for the doctor as well as the patient. A First Choice’s range of specialists makes it easy for your healthcare professionals to work together to give you the best possible care.
Physical Therapy: Natural healing methods are always preferable, so your healing strategy may include therapies such as deep-tissue massage and Physical Therapy rehabilitation. Physical therapy can improve flexibility, lower blood pressure, and relieve pain.
Chiropractic: Chiropractors treat pain and injuries throughout the body. Adjustments reduce pain and inflammation – sometimes instantly – and may increase your range of motion. Our chiropractors work in conjunction with other specialists to apply the most effective healing
At A First Choice Healthcare, we are here to do all we can to help you find the support and healing you need. We will check for injuries using x-rays and other evaluation techniques, then talk with you about your options for treatment. For many car accident injuries, the sooner you obtain treatment, the simpler and more effective that treatment will be. We encourage all car crash victims to see us as quickly as possible.
When these injuries become evident months and years down the road, insurance companies are often not held liable for reimbursement. Therefore, it is important that you undergo a complete evaluation immediately following your accident by a health care professional familiar with these injuries. Your doctors at A First Choice Healthcare is here to help you in this process.