Medical Treatment for your Auto Accident

Recovering from an accident injury in Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

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We Specialize in Accident and Injury Treatments

At Care Family Medical and Chiropractic, we specialize in treating injuries from car accidents, sports injuries, and work-related accidents. We understand the crucial need for immediate care and treating the roots of pain, not just pain symptoms.

 

The most important thing to note after experiencing any kind of a car accident is to get a medical professional to examine and treat you immediately, no matter how small your pain or symptoms may be.

Please call our office 918-836-7900 or fill out the form below to get help and medical treatments immediately.

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Delayed Symptoms

With proper care, many mild accident or whiplash injuries heal within six to nine months. However, more than 20% of those who suffer from whiplash injuries continue to suffer from pain, weakness or restricted movement two years after their car accident. Delayed symptoms are not uncommon and may be experienced days, weeks, or even months after an injury.

Unfortunately, the vast majority of these people will continue to suffer from some level of disability or pain for many years after that, if not for the rest of their lives if their injuries remain untreated. 

Treating Your Pain such as Whiplash

Whiplash or neck and back pain are the most common injuries experienced in a car wreck. When a vehicle that is moving is suddenly stopped or hit, this can cause your body to be hit with unhealthy and unnatural forces. When the head is suddenly jerked back and forth beyond its normal limits, the muscles and ligaments supporting the spine can be over stretched or torn.

Whiplash is a unique condition that requires the expertise of a skilled health professional specially trained to work with these types of injuries. The most effective treatment for whiplash injuries is a combination of both medical and chiropractic care in the rehabilitation of the soft tissues involved. If you are experiencing symptoms ranging from lower back pain, upper back pain, pinched nerve (sciatica) or numbness in your extremities, this is common from a whiplash injury. However, you should contact a medical professional immediately.

Identifying your Symptoms

A medical professional may also be able to identify pain and trauma symptoms that have not yet been identified. Many pains and symptoms may blend together and be caused by several different injuries throughout the body. To help you consider your injuries and symptoms, see the following list of the most common injuries that can occur in a car accident:

  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Stiffness
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Headache
  • Pain Between Shoulder Blades
  • Back Pain
  • Numbness/Tingling
  • Pain in the Arms
  • Pain in the Legs
  • Pain in the Face or Jaw
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Dizziness/Lightheadedness
  • Blurring or Double Vision
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Pain in the Wrists or Hands
  • Emotional Instability

Your Treatment can be at No Cost to You

Under most circumstances, your Auto Insurance and Workman’s Compensation will pay all costs of medical treatment. After an accident or injury, you should consult with your insurance on your options. Care Family Medical and Chiropractic can also help to work with your insurance company to confirm your symptoms and injuries. Even if your injury is small, you deserve to be treated with the proper medical care to get healthy again.

Care Family Medical Provides

Our staff is dedicated to helping you get the healing you need after an injury or accident. We have the ability to provide a Medical Director on Staff, Prescription Medication if needed, Chiropractic care and adjustments, and the Therapy.

All First Time Patients Receive a Free Consultation

Any and all first time patients will receive a free consultation and medical examination to determine how we can help you and what treatments you may need. Please call our office at 918-836-7900 or fill out the form below to schedule your examination and free consultation.

Other Treatments Provided After An Accident or Injury

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care utilizes manual manipulation of the spine to restore the normal movement and position of the spinal vertebrae. It is by far the single-most effective treatment for minimizing the long-term impact of car accident injuries, especially when coupled with massage therapy, trigger point therapy, exercise rehabilitation and other soft tissue rehabilitation modalities.

Soft Tissue Rehabilitation

The term ‘soft tissue’ simply refers to anything that is not bone, such as your muscles, ligaments, tendons, nervous system, spinal discs and internal organs. During a whiplash injury, the tissues that are affected most are the soft tissues, the muscles, ligaments and discs in particular. In order to minimize permanent impairment and disability, it is important to use therapies that stimulate the soft tissues to heal correctly. These include manual therapy, electro-stimulation, trigger point therapy, stretching and specific strength and range of motion exercises.

Home Care

The most effective chiropractic care and soft tissue rehabilitation will be limited in its benefit if what you do at home or at work stresses or re-injures you on a daily basis. For this reason, it is important that your plan of care extend into the hours and days between your clinic visits to help speed your recovery. Some of the more common home care therapies are the application of ice packs, limitations on work or daily activities, specific stretches and exercises, taking nutritional supplements and getting plenty of rest.

Medical Services

The most common medical treatments include the use of trigger point injections and, in some cases, epidural spinal injections. Nerve damage can be a common condition due to whiplash. Nerve conduction studies may be indicated for proper diagnosis and treatment.