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Pain Management After a Car Accident – What You Need to Know

When you have been the victim of a car accident in the Bradenton area, it can shake up your entire world. You are left to deal with insurance companies, rental car agencies, hospital bills, and sadly in certain cases, chronic pain. 

Here at Impact Medical, we understand that each patient’s situation and needs are very specific. Some people are lucky to return to their healthy pre-crash state quickly, whereas others deal with chronic pain for months or even years after the event. Today, we would like to take this opportunity to share with you some information we feel is important when facing pain management choices after being in a collision. Let’s take a look.

First of all, let’s examine the two types of post-accident pain that individuals may suffer from…acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain is pain that may be severe at the first onset but dissipates and disappears relatively quickly, allowing you to return to your previous quality of life. Chronic pain lingers and is persistently present. It does not improve much, even with time, and can negatively impact day-to-day living.

Chronic pain is a topic that is being heavily studied, as there is still much that the medical community is seeking to understand when it comes to why some patients continue to suffer debilitating pain even after their injuries have seemingly healed. It seems that those who have had severe injuries from something like a car or motorcycle accident experience an altered neurological response. In short, pain changes their brains and how pain is interpreted.

At Impact Medical in Bradenton, we make it our mission to treat our patient’s chronic pain issues through multiple modalities. We want you to know that if this is you, there is help and you can heal. Chronic pain issues can be addressed through a combination of treatments, and this is one of our specialties. 

Our skilled Impact Medical staff takes a multifaceted team approach with each patient that we treat. Our holistic plans include more than just throwing pain medication at a victim and telling them to deal with it, which sadly is the approach of many. We utilize many options like chiropractic care, physical therapy, manual therapy, and even incorporating imaging studies. 

Treating chronic pain after an accident takes time and patience, but it can be done, and our team does it well. You do not need to wake up suffering needlessly each day. If you have been dealing with post-accident pain, we invite you to reach out to Impact Medical in Bradenton and schedule a consultation. We look forward to meeting with you and helping you to get back to living life and feeling great again. Call today!