Car Accidents

Westheimer Medical Group

Integrated Medical Practice located in Houston, TX

Car accidents might be more common than you think. In fact, automobile accidents are responsible for killing over 35,000 people and sending more than 2.3 million people to emergency rooms each year in the United States. Even if your car accident isn’t serious, you might still suffer from the long-lasting effects of whiplash.

Car Accidents Q & A

How common are car accidents?

Car accidents might be more common than you think. In fact, automobile accidents are responsible for killing over 35,000 people and sending more than 2.3 million people to emergency rooms each year in the United States. Even if your car accident isn’t serious, you might still suffer from the long-lasting effects of whiplash.

What are car accident injuries?

When you’re in an automobile accident, chronic pain can occur long after your injuries heal. Common auto accident injuries and the long-lasting effects they might cause include:

  • Whiplash
  • Chronic headaches
  • Back or neck pain
  • Stiffness
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Herniated discs
  • Shoulder or arm injuries
  • Leg injuries
  • Hip pain
  • Numbness or tingling

 

Whiplash is common in car accidents due to your head and upper body getting jerked forcefully forward and backward. This can lead to sprained or strained muscles, torn ligaments, and chronic pain.

How are car accident injuries treated?

The holistic medical team at Westheimer Medical Group provides after car accidents vary based on the type of injury you have. For chronic pain in your back, neck, head, shoulders, or limbs, your provider may suggest: 

Physical therapy

Your provider shows you which stretching and strengthening exercises ease pain from whiplash and other auto accident injuries.

Massage

Massage is a natural way to ease muscle tension and compressed nerves caused by whiplash. Your provider uses deep tissue and other forms of massage to alleviate neck, shoulder, back, and head pain. 

Regenerative Medicine Therapy

Regenerative medicine involves using your body to heal itself, using naturally occurring cells and specialized fluids.  Regenerative medicine injections may target injured muscles, connective tissue, and joints.

If a car accident has left you with long-lasting pain that hinders your quality of life, call Westheimer Medical Group to learn more about holistic treatment options or use the online scheduling tool today.