Back Pain After a Rear-End Collision
Bradenton is full of scenic drives, but like anytime you are on the road, a leisurely drive can take a turn for the worse if you are rear-ended. Whether you are hit from behind at a high speed or a low speed, the impact of such a collision can cause acute and at times chronic pain as a result of injury to the spine.
These types of injuries occur when the impact of a rear-end collision causes your body to snap forward and then almost immediately back into your seat. This violently abrupt motion can cause upper and lower back pain that impacts your ability to perform your daily activities and enjoy life.
If you have recently experienced getting hit from behind, you may have immediate or delayed pain. Oftentimes, it can take a few days for spinal pain to become noticeable, as it takes some time for the adrenaline to dissipate in the body after the shock of an accident, and this adrenaline can mask the pain from collision trauma.
Some signs and symptoms that may indicate an injury of your back that should be evaluated are:
- Muscle stiffness and soreness
- Chronic headache and/or neck pain
- Numbness, tingling, or a burning sensation
- Change in or loss of function in one or more areas of the body
If any of these sound familiar, our fantastic team of specialists at Impact Medical in Bradenton can work with you to put together an individualized treatment plan that can restore your health and function via various modalities. Our Impact Med team includes physical therapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, physicians, and imaging specialists who use a team-centered approach to evaluate and treat post-accident injuries.
We can help ease your discomfort through chiropractic adjustments, strengthen weakened areas through physical therapy regimens, and restore circulation and range of motion through massage. In addition, our imaging specialists will ensure that any internal injuries are accurately identified and diagnosed.
If you have been the victim of a rear-end collision and are suffering from injuries as a result of your accident, we invite you to reach out to us and schedule a consultation. With the accomplished staff of specialists at Impact Medical in Bradenton, we can get you back on your feet and living your best life. Don’t suffer another day away in pain. Call us today!