Beat the odds of long-term aches and pain by seeking care promptly after an accident.

Car Accident Injuries in Roanoke, Virginia: New Options for Pain Relief from Car Accidents Without Medication or Surgery

After a car accident, it is common for people to vary considerably as to when they notice pain. For some, pain may be apparent immediately after an accident. For others, it could take days for pain to settle in. It is important to understand that even mild injuries to your spine after a car accident should be taken seriously and evaluated by a professional as soon as possible. In a study performed at Yale University, an impact at just 8.2 mph showed damage to the occupants. Early diagnosis and treatment provide the best outcome – so seeking care promptly after an accident is essential.
At Balance Wellspace in Roanoke, Virginia, we have extensive experience with excellent outcomes in both back and neck pain following a car accident. Our integrative medical team includes a nurse practitioner, physical therapist, chiropractors, and physical therapist assistants who all work collaboratively to offer the best care possible with these injuries. If you are still in pain after a car accident and want to feel better without medicine or surgery, contact us today!
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Where You Seek Care Makes All the Difference

The chronic pain and fatigue from car accident injuries to the back and neck can be disabling. Some of the symptoms that often bring people to finally seek care include stiffness, burning or sharp pain anywhere along their spine, severe headaches, dizziness, numbness, difficulty concentrating, and/or difficulty sleeping. Whe present, these symptoms make it very difficult for the patient to focus and get through their day-to-day tasks.
The patient will often seek care initially with their medical doctor, which typically results in medications, including anti-inflammatories or pain medications. Some of these physicians will refer out for physical therapy, but often physical therapy addresses only the primary diagnosis from the medical physician versus looking at the entire person and all possible diagnoses that could be contributing to pain. This is one big reason why patients who suffer from injuries in car accidents suffer with residual symptoms the rest of their lives. Obtaining an accurate and thorough diagnosis from the very beginning is essential for the best outcome.

After a Car Accident – Seek Care Promptly

Do not equate the seriousness of an injury to the damage of a vehicle, or whether emergency care was necessary. What you may consider simple “soreness” after an accident is a signal alerting you to the fact that you may have damaged the discs, nerves, soft tissue, or even bones. The earlier these conditions are caught, the better the outcome. If missed, degeneration quickly sets in, and the pain will soon become chronic. The lack of care in these early stages of injury can have severe, long-term consequences.

Chronic pain is any pain that lasts longer than the injury suggests it should—generally six months or longer. A study performed at the University of Aberdeen School of Medicine and Dentistry (1) looked at 2,069 people who identified themselves as experiencing chronic pain. shows that chronic pain that occurs after a car accident is exceedingly common. The research team found that those who reported being injured during a car accident had an 84% increased risk of suffering from new onset, chronic and widespread pain.

Even in seemingly mild car accidents, there are radiological findings often present – including a loss of curvature in the neck and/or back. If these changes are not addressed, the patient is vulnerable to accelerated degeneration, and ultimately chronic pain.

Where Should You Go After a Car Accident?

Our thoroughness and integrative approach to addressing these complicated cases is likely the main reason why so many Roanoke, Virginia car accident victims seek care at Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine. One of the major reasons car accident injuries turn into chronic pain is due to missed diagnosis and even receiving incorrect treatment.

Our providers have the best qualifications to diagnose car accident spine injuries, including ligament sprains, muscle strains and herniated discs that often cause neck and/or back pain. Chiropractors are the only professionals trained specifically in how to correct misalignments in the spine caused by car accidents. Our medical provider treats the myofascial trigger points that accompany injuries and our physical therapy department then strengthens and stabilizes the spine through corrective based therapy.
Our integrative and collaborative team has the best understanding of how spinal problems can affect the posture and other areas of the body. Without this background, many providers miss ligament injuries from car accidents which often results in the wrong treatment.

Best ‘Car Accident Treatment Near Me’

If you are suffering with neck or back pain after a car accident with injuries in Roanoke, Virginia, Balance Wellspace offers the most comprehensive path to feeling well again. Our providers have been trained to recognize the missed ligament injuries, so our patients get the most accurate diagnosis and correct treatment possible. Besides receiving the most precise chiropractic care, you also have an entire integrated team of providers – including a Nurse Practitioner, Physical Therapist, and Physical Therapist Assistants.
If you have pain after a car accident, call us today for relief!
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References:

1. Jones, Gareth, Nicholl B., McBeth J., Davies K, Morriss R., Dickens C, Macfarlane G. Road traffic accidents, but not other physically traumatic events, predict the onset of chronic widespread pain: Results from the EpiFunD study. Arthritis Care & Research, 2011; DOI: 10.1002/acr.20417

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We gladly accept most health insurances. Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine is a participating provider in most insurance plans. It is important that you contact the customer service number on your insurance card to verify your chiropractic coverage. Please contact our office directly at (540) 824-1005 for additional information regarding these payment plans.
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