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Auto accidents are quite common, but chances are you don’t spend much time thinking about them before, during or after driving. As an auto accident is often an unexpected event, many people don’t know what to expect, or how to deal with the aftermath.

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Muscle Aches and Pains

Generally, muscle aches and pains are the first thing you’ll notice after an car accident. This is because your muscle fibers overstretch, swell and experience inflammation. The swelling and inflammation of your muscles irritate your nerves, which causes pain. This process generally takes a few days to occur, so you may not notice any pain for a while.

While it may not make sense, another reason that you may experience muscle pains after an accident is from tensing your muscles before impact. This happens because your muscles experience a heavier counterforce when you brace yourself for impact.

There are many types of auto injury pain treatment in Scottsdale AZ available, but one of the most common options is therapeutic exercises. A trained professional helps you execute therapeutic exercises as part of a rehabilitation plan. This helps repair your damaged muscles by building strength and restoring motion and endurance. Without going through a proper rehabilitation process, your muscles may seem to improve, but you could notice problems in the future.

As your muscles heal, scar tissue develops around the injured areas. If you don’t perform therapeutic exercises to help rebuild your damaged muscles, the scar tissue may develop in an awkward way that leads to pain years down the line. As you work to restore motion and strength in your body, the shape of the scar tissue changes to reduce the possibility of pain later in life.

Whiplash

When your vehicle collides with another car or object, your spine or neck may jerk back violently, which may lead to whiplash injury. This type of injury is very serious and quick action should be taken to diagnose and treat it. Don’t hesitate to seek auto injury pain treatment in Scottsdale AZ for whiplash.

The symptoms of whiplash include:

             A headache that’s caused by a neck problem or a neck-related headache.

             Experiencing heaviness or pain in your arms.

             Pain in your lower back is one of the more common symptoms of whiplash.

             You may also experience memory issues, blurry vision, sleep disturbance, tingling in your face, fatigue, ringing in the ears or blurry vision.

Whiplash is diagnosed by a health care professional who performs a physical examination. Sometimes, the doctor performs immediate tests, while in other cases, the doctor decides to wait to see if your condition improves. If you’re not experiencing relief after approximately 12 weeks, then your doctor should conduct more tests, such as X-ray imaging, an MRI scan or a CT scan, to get a better understanding of the damage.

If it’s determined that you have whiplash that doesn’t get better after about three months, you’ll likely visit a spine specialist who can provide medication or spinal injections to alleviate the pain. Strength training is also needed to help improve posture and range of motion.


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