Motor vehicle accident injuries can cause chronic and debilitating pain.
Auto accidents are the leading cause of injury in the United States, with approximately 1.6 million injuries resulting from car accidents annually. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, you probably experienced some level of pain due to your injuries. Even minor injuries can become chronic if not treated properly, leading to long term pain and suffering.
Although car accident injuries can vary widely from person to person and from one car collision to another, there are some injuries which are more common than others. These injuries include:
- Brain injuries, including mild to severe concussions, and TBI
- Facial injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Chest injuries, including broken ribs
- Diaphragm ruptures
- Internal bleeding
- Abdominal and pelvis injuries
- Knee and leg injuries
- Injuries to the hands and feet
Emotional distress, such as PTSD, following a motor vehicle accident, is also common, as a serious car crash can leave emotional scars on those who were involved.
Whiplash—the Most Common Motor Vehicle Accident Injury
Whiplash could be the injury seen most often among victims of motor vehicle accidents, Contrary to the stereotypes surrounding whiplash injuries, whiplash is a very real, very serious, and very painful condition. Whiplash can cause neck stiffness and soreness, as well as some level of chronic pain. If you suffer a whiplash injury in a motor vehicle accident, you may also experience fatigue or weakness, irritability, blurry vision, ringing ears, low back pain, shoulder pain, headaches, difficulty swallowing, dizziness and vertigo.
Treatment for your Motor Vehicle Accident Pain
The treatment your Seattle Pain interventional pain management specialists will design for you will depend on your specific injuries and your level of pain. At Seattle Pain, our goal is to help you get back to your normal day-to-day life as quickly as possible. To do this, we combine traditional and non-traditional treatments, including:
- Opioid drugs for resistant pain
- Nerve blocks
- Steroid injections
Has a motor vehicle accident left you suffering severe pain?
Contact Our Seattle Interventional Pain Management Specialists
We understand that motor vehicle accident pain can significantly affect every aspect of your life. It can prevent you from working, from taking care of your family, and from enjoying your life. At Seattle Pain, our primary goal is to relieve your pain and improve your quality of life. We believe in treating the whole patient – and not just the injury. Call us today at 253-944-1289 or complete a contact form today.