Each year, more than three million Americans suffer an auto injury. An auto injury occurs due to a car accident. The majority of auto injuries are minor and respond to conservative, at-home treatments like ice, rest, and over-the-counter pain medication. Even if you feel okay following a car accident, it’s a good idea to schedule a professional evaluation. That’s because some auto injuries fail to present symptoms for hours or even days. Without professional medical treatment an auto injury can affect your mobility and quality of life. At Core Rehab our providers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of auto injuries, including whiplash, concussions, neck and back pain, strains/sprains and joint pain (shoulder, wrist, elbow, knee, hip & ankle).
To diagnose an auto injury, our provider conducts a physical exam and asks about your symptoms, including their severity, when they started, and if any activities like exercise make them worse. If physical observation doesn’t provide enough insight into your condition, our provider might recommend diagnostic imaging like X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI. These procedures capture high-quality images of the hard and soft tissues of your musculoskeletal system.
Treatment of an auto injury depends on the severity of your symptoms and their effect on your daily life. Typically, we recommend a combination of the following conservative, integrative treatments:
- Physical Therapy
- Vertebral Axial Decompression (VAX-D)
- Massage Therapy
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- Trigger Point Injection
- Epidural Steroid Injection
- Joint Injection
- Nerve Block
With a board-certified Pain Managment physician, a physical therapy team and a massage therapist all onsite, we can incorporate a variety of treatments for our patients to ensure the best possible outcome. To receive treatment for an auto injury, make an appointment with Core Rehab by calling the office or scheduling online today.