This depends largely on the severity of your injury as well as individual characteristics. Some grade 1 and 2 cases can expect to experience significant relief within a year of the injury, but other research shows that up to 50% of whiplash patients develop chronic problems. It’s been proven that patients who suffer from PTSD increased the likelihood of whiplash patients experiencing chronic symptoms. Unfortunately, chronic symptoms from whiplash can last up to 10 years after an injury. It’s important to see a professional and assess the best form of treatment to decrease the likelihood of chronic symptoms.
Countless studies point to the benefits of exercise after an auto accident. Specific neck exercises, led by a trained therapist, increase the patient’s odds of recovery. After 6 months of treatment, 39-44% of patients had a significant reduction in pain, as opposed to 28% of those in a general exercise group. Bottom line: chiropractic care, physical therapy, and rehab therapy are beneficial for those who have suffered injuries from an auto accident.
Neck pain is extremely common after an auto accident. Comprehensive treatment is crucial to reduce the risk of long-term effects from these injuries. 5% of patients suffer permanent disability from a car accident. Additionally, 5% of people have nagging symptoms 10 years after the accident.
After an auto accident injuries may be hard to spot with the naked eye. Through medical imaging, Lifeworks can test and accurately picture the extent to any occurred damage. These include whiplash, disk problems, tears, and spinal cord injury.
Whiplash symptoms affect 3 million people and can last many months. These include fatigue, dizziness, neck pain, blurry vision, stiffness, and inability to move. Whiplash symptoms can be delayed. Seek treatment immediately after an accident.
In America, 40% of knee pain patients have been prescribed opioids. Opioids stop pain signals from reaching the brain as the body continues to break down. As officials begin to realize the severity of the crisis nothing is being done to fix it.
The answer to this question is yes and no. We use many standard procedures that are covered by insurance companies, but we also utilize therapies that are more progressive. We do not work for the insurance companies, but for our patients. We will work with you to determine what the best plan of care is for you, not your insurance company.
The extent of damage to the nerves is the first step in creating a treatment plan. We focus on treating the root cause of nerve damage and not just masking the symptoms with medications. Our treatments are designed to restore the nerve’s vascular supply to help them function properly.
A trigger point is a knot in the muscle and is painful when pushed on. They develop when your muscles do jobs their not supposed to do.
Our approach to Arthritis is proactive and not reactive. By measuring the movements within the joints we can see which movements are normal and abnormal. Overtime, these abnormal movements will create degeneration of the joints and cause arthritis.