Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident is very stressful. Aside from having your car in the shop, missing work, and getting your insurance rates raised, you will feel pain and stiffness. Many times, the pain and stiffness is not severe enough to miss work or see a doctor, but it is chronic and limits your daily activities.
Car accidents tend to produce injury despite how low the speed or minimal the impact, with whiplash being the most common injury. The reason for is the impact that is caused when the automobile stops and the bodies inside continue to move. The technical term for this is cervical acceleration/deceleration (CAD) trauma or syndrome. This describes the injuries of the vertebrae and neck, and the muscles that support them.
Many people choose to settle with the insurance company so they can get their car fixed quickly. Unfortunately, insurance settlements include all damages, including injuries. That nagging stiffness in your neck is very on its way to be a full-blown injury. Your doctor will usually take a wait and see approach, and prescribe Motrin to help alleviate the inflammation. By the time the injury presents itself, you have no recourse with the insurance company.
Seeing the doctors at AMMA after a car accident will uncover the full extent of any underlying injuries. The AMMA doctors are trained in total wellness and not only in treating symptoms. At AMMA your doctors will order the necessary tests to determine what is the best treatment and the extent of injuries. Pain management specialists are experts in soft tissue injuries and developing specialized treatment plans to treat them.