Auto accident injuries are a leading cause of chronic pain and disabilities in the United States. To get relief from the pain and reduce your risk of developing chronic issues after a car accident, see the specialists at Vanguard Spine & Sport in Houston, Texas. The team works with you to develop a personalized protocol to relieve your pain and heal the damage from your auto collision as quickly as possible. To schedule a visit, call or book a consultation online today.
You should see the Vanguard team after any type of auto collision or whiplash injury. Some auto collision injuries aren’t obvious at first and may take days or weeks to cause symptoms. Even low-speed collisions under 20 mph can cause whiplash and chronic pain if left untreated.
The Vanguard team provides care for all types of auto accident injuries, including:
Depending on the severity of your accident, the team determines the best course of treatment to help you recover from your injuries and prevent chronic pain and disability.
To determine the extent of your injuries after a car accident, the team begins with a consultation about your accident, the angle of impact, and how fast you and the other driver were going. The team then completes a thorough physical exam to assess any visible injuries—such as scrapes or bruises—and measure your range of motion, muscle strength and flexibility, and nerve function. They may also screen you for a concussion.
Additional orthopedic tests may be performed to assess the structures in your joints and their function, especially if you’ve experienced a whiplash injury that has damaged the ligaments in your spine. If necessary, the team may refer you for X-rays or an MRI to rule out more serious complications from your accident.
Based on their findings, the team explains your diagnosis and outlines a personalized treatment protocol to help you recover.
The Vanguard Spine & Sport team has extensive training and experience in the treatment of injuries auto accidents cause. They use a multi-step protocol to address your pain and any functional issues you may be experiencing with your joints, ligaments, or muscles.
Common forms of treatment include chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, rehab exercises, hot or cold therapy, electrical stimulation, and ergonomic and lifestyle changes. Depending on your condition, the team may use some or all of these therapies to reduce your pain and get you back to normal.
The team provides a recovery timeline of what to expect throughout your care, and they check in frequently to ensure you’re meeting the recovery goals outlined in your treatment plan.
To schedule an auto accident consultation, call or book online at Vanguard Spine & Sport.