It’s not uncommon to feel varying degrees of pain after the initial adrenaline shock wears off following a car accident. In your attempt to address your pain, you might be inclined to just pop a painkiller and experiment with other basic remedies, but there are actually other options that are way more effective.
At Delaware Back Pain & Sports Rehabilitation Centers, our multidisciplinary team includes physical medicine doctors, pain management specialists, chiropractors, and rehabilitation specialists who specialize in treating auto accidents and all other types of injuries. We offer diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, which are aimed at determining the source of the pain as well as managing or, in some cases, even eliminating it. After doing a thorough evaluation of your injury, we will devise an effective treatment plan to achieve our foremost goal—to get you better faster and in the safest way possible.
Let’s explore some of the treatment approaches that we typically recommend for pain from car accident injuries.
Interventional Pain Management
Interventional pain management is an effective, cutting-edge solution for patients who prefer to address their pain via nonpharmacological treatment modalities. It is essentially a pain-blocking technique to help make day-to-day activities less challenging and effectively restore quality of life.
Interventional pain management treatments, such as the ones listed below, can provide effective pain relief for up to several months.
- Epidural injections (for cervical, thoracic, and lumbar pain)
- Facet joint injections
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Trigger point injections
If you’re experiencing back or neck pain, your chiropractor will pinpoint the cause by doing a physical examination of your spine and ordering diagnostic imaging, such as X-ray and/or MRI, to check for problems in your spine. Once a diagnosis is confirmed, your chiropractor can initiate treatment.
Your chiropractor may employ the diversified technique, which involves delivering quick, manual thrusts to specific areas of your spine, legs, and arms, whichever is injured, to achieve proper alignment. They may also use any of the following:
- Exercises and stretches- To restore your function, mobility, and range of motion.
- Kinesio taping– To provide support for sprained joints or muscles and promote healing.
- Soft-tissue therapy (using the hand or a mechanical device)- This involves kneading and applying gentle pressure to minimize pain and break up scar tissues.
To enhance the results of your treatment, your chiropractor may recommend additional treatments, such as:
- 3D active traction
- Graston Technique®
- Laser therapy
- Massage therapy
- Myofascial release
Your chiropractor may also provide you with guidance on healthy lifestyle choices and teach you therapeutic exercises to facilitate the healing process as well as proper body mechanics to help you minimize your risk of reinjury.
At Delaware Back Pain & Sports Rehabilitation Centers, we offer one-on-one care, which means you will be working with the same rehabilitation specialist throughout the duration of your treatment. We utilize the latest rehabilitation equipment and offer an extensive variety of high-tech and traditional approaches designed to help you achieve your desired result.
We offer the full spectrum of rehabilitative care, which includes:
- Laser therapy
- Manual therapy
- Massage therapy
- Passive modalities (heat and ice therapy, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound)
- Therapeutic exercises
- Work-conditioning programs
Your rehabilitation specialist will devise an individualized program with your comfort and safety in mind, constantly monitor your progress through quantitative functional capacity exams (QFCEs), and make adjustments to your program whenever necessary.