Auto Injury Specialist

Core Rehab LLC -  - Physical Therapist

Core Rehab LLC

Physical Therapist & Chiropractic Care located in Chicago, IL

Each year, more than three million Americans suffer an auto injury. Though common, without professional medical intervention, an auto injury can affect your mobility and quality of life. At Core Rehab LLC, the providers specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of auto injuries, including whiplash, concussions, and back pain. To make an appointment at the office in Chicago, Illinois, call or schedule online today.

Auto Injury Q&A

What is 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. 

What are some common types of auto injuries?

The providers at Core Rehab LLC diagnose and treat a variety of auto injuries, including:

  • Whiplash
  • Concussions
  • Fractures
  • Strains and sprains
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Crush injuries

You might also benefit from treatment at Core Rehab LLC if you’re involved in a car accident that dislocates or injures a joint.

How is an auto injury diagnosed?

To diagnose an auto injury, your Core Rehab LLC 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, your 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.

How is an auto injury treated?

Treatment of an auto injury depends on the severity of your symptoms and their effect on your daily life. Typically, Core Rehab LLC recommends conservative, integrative treatments, such as:

  • Chiropractic care
  • Physical therapy
  • Vertebral axial decompression (VAX-D)
  • Massage therapy
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Trigger point injections
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Joint injections
  • Nerve blocks

If your pain fails to improve after several interventions, surgical intervention may be necessary. Core Rehab LLC has several spine surgeons on staff who boast years of treatment experience.

Is there any way to prevent an auto injury?

There’s no way to prevent an auto injury entirely, but you can significantly reduce your risk by driving defensively. 

Core Rehab LLC recommends you always wear a seatbelt and drive at the posted speed limit. Eliminate distractions by silencing your cell phone and keeping your eyes on the road. Every 30 seconds, scan your side and rearview mirrors and keep plenty of space between yourself and other cars on the road.

To receive treatment for an auto injury, make an appointment at Core Rehab LLC by calling the office or scheduling online today.