It only takes a minor motor vehicle accident to cause injuries that lead to chronic pain. That’s why you should seek help from the team at Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center, even if you have mild symptoms. They specialize in treating motor vehicle accidents and creating customized treatment plans that minimize your pain and help your body heal. Call one of the three offices in Las Vegas, Nevada, or use the online booking feature to schedule an appointment today.
A high-impact collision can cause severe, catastrophic injuries. But don’t underestimate the physical damage and pain you can sustain during a fender-bender.
The most common motor vehicle accident injuries include:
Though many injuries cause immediate signs and symptoms, others have delayed symptoms.
You may walk away from your accident feeling fine, only to have pain and other symptoms develop hours or even days later. Three injuries that commonly have delayed symptoms include:
A whiplash injury occurs when the impact of your auto accident forces your head and neck into rapid movement (back-and-forth or side-to-side), potentially damaging the spinal discs, vertebrae, muscles, and ligaments. Symptoms like neck pain, headaches, dizziness, and tingling or numbness in your arms may not appear for several days.
You may not have signs of a concussion (headaches, dizziness, confusion, and memory loss) for several days or weeks. Even if you only have mild symptoms, concussions damage nerves, bruise your brain, and affect brain function.
After a motor vehicle accident, your body naturally releases adrenaline and endorphins (natural painkillers). These substances temporarily dull the pain, delaying symptoms caused by lower back injuries.
You should schedule an examination as soon as possible. A prompt evaluation allows your provider to find signs of injuries and start treatment even if you have mild or delayed symptoms.
You also need a medical exam to support any legal claims you may want to file. If you wait too long, insurance companies may say your injuries aren’t related to the car accident.
The experienced team at Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center offer comprehensive care, beginning with a thorough evaluation and including a wide range of services that promote healing and ease your pain.
As specialists in interventional pain management, they may recommend treatments such as joint injections, nerve blocks, infusion therapy, and spinal cord stimulation. They also coordinate your care with physical therapists to ensure you have an optimal recovery.
The Las Vegas Spine & Pain Center team includes neurologists experienced with treating concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Call the office or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.