By: Dr. Ellis Schauder|April 1, 2020
Each year over 4 million Americans are in an automobile accident that requires medical attention. That is roughly 1 percent of the American population. That means that around 1 in every 100 Americans is in a car accident that requires medical attention each year. If you happen to have been a number in this statistic it’s important to think about how to relieve pain after a car accident.
There are a number of ways to relieve pain. In this blog post, we will discuss how to relieve pain after a car accident.
How to Relieve Pain After a Car Accident
If you, unfortunately, have been a victim due to a car accident and are experiencing pain, it’s time for you to find a way to help relieve that pain. There are a number of solutions that can help assist you with pain relief, these can range from short-term solutions, such as an ice pack and brace, to long-term solutions, such as chiropractic care or massage therapy.
Long-term solutions such as chiropractic care can help in not only relieving pain now but help solve the pain by correcting your skeletal structure with spinal manipulation to relieve and attempt to heal the stressed area.
Other short term solutions for treatment can be:
- Ice pack: this can reduce pain and swelling. Do it for 15 minutes every few hours for 2-3 days.
- Painkillers, if recommended by your doctor: Always consult your doctor before any treatment.
- Use a brace for support: Always consult your doctor before any treatment.
How to Treat Neck Pain After a Car Accident
After a car accident, you have a number of options to help relieve neck pain. These options, like those related to general pain associated with a car accident, can vary from case to case. Overall, chiropractic care has been shown to aid in relieving pain, not only because of its therapeutic-like properties but because it attempts to help correct underlying issues associated with your pain; it attempts to treat the root cause.
What Helps Back Pain After a Car Accident
Depending on how bad your back pain can be, there are a number of things you can do to help it. Common injuries to the back can be soft tissue injuries or strained or pulled tendons. Treatment for minor back pain is commonly rest and heat or ice application, along with over-the-counter painkillers (though we strongly suggest consulting with a physician). Other, long-form treatments include the use of massage therapy and/or chiropractic care or other forms of spinal manipulation that can help relieve back pain for the long term.
Such long-term treatments can be:
- Chiropractic Care: With spinal manipulation, a chiropractor attempts to relieve pain.
- Acupuncture: As a form of eastern medicine, acupuncture therapy treats conditions including pain management for car accidents.
- Massage & Rehab Therapy: Massage therapy can be used to help relieve pain and sports injuries.
Schauder Chiropractic & Wellness Center Can Help
Now that you have an idea of how to relieve pain after a car accident, it’s time to find auto injury pain treatment in Orlando.
Schauder Chiropractic & Wellness Center offers pain management treatment throughout the Central Florida area. For years, we’ve been delivering extensive care for our patients with the following services: