Specialized treatment plans for multiple injuries.
Causes and Symptoms
Even a minor automobile accident can cause pain and injury, the most common conditions are Whiplash and lower back pain. The force of impact damages muscles, ligaments, discs and nerves, and even if pain is not present, the damage caused by the impact still remains. Symptoms may manifest immediately, within 12-48 hours or even after several weeks. If left untreated, symptoms associated with even a simple whiplash injury may manifest years later.
Symptoms of whiplash and associated motor vehicle injuries include:
- Blurred vision
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Pain in the upper and/or lower extremities
- Reduced range of motion of the neck
- Ringing in the ears
- Shoulder and arm pain
- Temporomandibular joint injury (TMJ)
- Upper and lower back pain
How PRI Can Help
Even if you have already been to the hospital after your accident or to your family physician, you still need a doctor that focuses in the treatment and diagnosis of auto accident injuries. Pain relief medications will not correct structural or soft tissue damage. PRI specializes in therapies designed to treat motor vehicle injuries. Our therapists are specially trained to effectively treat the symptoms associated with whiplash, and most importantly, can prevent degeneration and subsequent dysfunction in the years ahead.
Chiropractic: Chiropractic treatment is very safe and the most effective way of treating acute whiplash. Treatment focuses on reducing pain and speeding the rate of healing of the damaged tissues. Very gentle techniques are used to decrease the stiffness of the joints and muscles of the neck, shoulders and back.
Physical Therapy: passive (hot/cold therapy) and active (exercise) therapy to relieve pain, strengthen the muscles and improve full range of motion.
Acoustic Wave Therapy: pain and drug free alternative to surgery; high intensity waves break down damaged tissue and stimulate production of healthy tissue; highly effective in relieving pain, reversing inflammation and improving mobility.
Massage: highly effective in relieving muscle tension causing headaches and in reducing tight muscles in the back of the head, neck and shoulders.
Acupuncture: treatments can reduce chronic pain in the neck, shoulders and back with long lasting results.