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Auto Accident Injuries We Treat

AUTO accident injury clinics in Salt Lake City & San Antonio

Have you been injured in a car wreck or a similar accident that could have been prevented? At P.I. HELP, we have a team of chiropractors and medical professionals who are highly experienced in treating victims of auto accidents. Below, you can learn more about the types of injuries we treat.

If you have been injured in an auto accident, call our injury clinic in Salt Lake City at (801) 383-2483 for immediate medical care.

Whiplash from car accidents

whiplash treatmentWhiplash occurs when the top of the body is jerked forward while the bottom half stays in place. This is why whiplash is a common injury that occurs during car accidents if the victim was wearing a seatbelt. Whiplash primarily causes pain in the neck, and it can also cause stiffness and headaches. Thankfully, whiplash is usually treatable and most patients will make a full recovery after a few weeks of treatment.

You may not experience the effects of whiplash right away. Symptoms have been known to show up days or weeks after an accident occurs.

There are many noninvasive and nonsurgical treatments for whiplash, including medication management and chiropractic care. We can educate you on the basics of whiplash care so you can get started on the road to recovery.

You should visit our injury clinic as soon as possible if you notice any of the following symptoms after an auto accident:

  • Dizziness
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Frequent headaches
  • Depression
  • Blurry vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Shoulder pain
  • Numb, tingling feeling in the arms
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering things
  • Jaw tightness

Neck Pain Due to A Car Accident

neck pain due to a car accidentSo you’ve been in a car accident and now have neck pain. It could be mild or it could be severe. Don’t just wait for it to go away on its own. Look at it this way: If your neck hurts and you haven’t had a car accident recently, it may be caused by the position you slept in or some other kind of minor strain and if it persists, you would be wise to get it checked out by a health care clinic. But when you add a glaring symptom like neck pain to a recent car accident, you could have a serious back or neck injury that may only get worse. It could even lead to permanent damage.

Serious neck injuries from car accidents can happen even if you were only going 7 miles an hour. Neck strain or whiplash is caused by a sudden jerking of your neck that pulls and tears at the tissue, causing damage that results in pain. If you’re hurting after a car accident, you need to get that injury diagnosed, documented, and dealt with. Otherwise, you’re going to be dealing with it for a really long time.

When symptoms make themselves known, call us at P.I. HELP right away. Our clinics have treated thousands of car accident injury victims over the last years, and we’re really good at it. We have the latest technology, highly trained doctors, and a caring bilingual staff ready to treat your pain. We will usually get you in immediately because we know your pain needs to be documented and treated now.

Back Pain After an Auto Accident

back pain after a car accidentYour back is one of the most complicated structures of your body. It is made up of many different connected parts. These parts are designed to operate as a well-oiled machine. But with such a complex design, one seemingly minor bit of damage can easily throw off the whole system.

When it comes to your back, small and consistent pains tend to grow into larger, chronic issues. Back pain is considered chronic when it lasts more than three months. Studies show that people with chronic back pain rate their quality of life lower than those without back pain. Don’t wait too long to see the back-pain professionals at P.I. HELP! The staff at our clinics know what you are going through. The longer you wait, the harder it is to determine the exact cause of your injury. Even mild to moderate back pain can mean serious problems. You may also be going through needless suffering if you try to wait out the pain.

At our clinics, we know how hard it can be to find transportation after an accident. You don’t need to drive. We can pick you up and bring you to one of our clinics at no charge. We want to get you feeling right and “back in action.”

A Headache After A Car Accident

headache after a car accidentThere’s nothing unusual about having a headache after a car accident. It takes just seconds to be injured in a car accident. You can bump your head and hurt your neck, shoulder, or back. These can all give you headaches. You may have even hurt a part of your body you are not aware of. Please don’t self-diagnose. Your healthcare professional is the smart choice. At P.I. HELP, we can help you find the cause of your headaches and treat them.

Sometimes the head pain starts right away after the accident. For many, it may not show up for hours or days after the crash. Either way, you must get medical attention to find out where that pain is coming from. In fact, you should always see a healthcare professional for any pain or discomfort after a car wreck as soon as possible. A minor headache the day after a car accident could be the sign of a serious problem.

At P.I. HELP, we have high-tech imaging and other equipment to diagnose and treat our patients. You are the most important member of our team. When you seek care, let the doctor of chiropractic know everything that doesn’t feel normal or right. We rely on you to help us design a course of treatment just for you.

Knee Pain After a Car Accident

knee pain after a car accidentDid you know that one of the most common car accident injuries is a knee injury? When you are driving, your knees are close to the steering wheel, the dashboard, and your car door. Impact with any of these areas can result in bone and soft-tissue damage. For example, an injury sometimes referred to as “dashboard knee” occurs when the forward force of the knee hits the dashboard.

The victim of a knee injury can have high levels of pain and may be unable to walk. Even if such severe symptoms aren’t there right away, there could still be serious damage to the knee. A small amount of knee pain left unchecked could lead to chronic knee problems in the future. You should not take a “wait and see” attitude with something as serious as a painful knee injury.

At P.I. HELP, we have the staff and the most up-to-date equipment to care for you. We can diagnose and treat your knee injury. Our clinic can come up with the best treatment plan. We will keep you informed and involved in your care. Calling P.I. HELP may be your first step toward pain-free walking!

Shoulder Pain After a Car Accident

If you have shoulder pain after a car accident, you should ask yourself several questions:

  • Are you experiencing a painful, stiff shoulder?
  • Does your shoulder pain get worse at night, disturbing your sleep?
  • Is there tingling, numbness, swelling, or weakness in or around your shoulder?
  • Does your shoulder pain get worse with activity?
  • Is it difficult to move your shoulder or arm?
  • Is there redness or bruising in your shoulder area?
  • Is there a “bump” above the shoulder bone where the shoulder may have separated?
  • Is it just not possible to get your shoulder in a comfortable position when you try to relax at the end of the day?

shoulder pain after a car accidentAny or all of the above symptoms point to a shoulder injury. But the only way to really know you’ve suffered a shoulder injury from your car accident is to get it examined by a professional at a healthcare clinic.

We recommend you call the professionals at P.I. HELP. Our team can pick you up and drive you to the clinic nearest you at no charge. We have the latest diagnostic equipment and treatment techniques for shoulder pain.

Wrist Pain from An Auto Accident

wrist pain from an auto accidentHave you injured your wrist, or are you experiencing wrist pain after a car accident? This type of injury is very common in auto accidents because your hands are on the steering wheel at impact. Your natural reaction in a situation like that is to throw your arms in front of you to protect your body. That means your wrist takes the direct force of the collision.

This type of trauma can strain the muscles and other parts of the wrist. At worst, it will cause broken bones and compression fractures. The quick shock of a car crash results in injuries that can show up immediately, or they may not show up for hours or a few days. Please don’t take a “wait and see” attitude with your wrist injury. Your quality of life is too important to you and those who depend on you. Even with treatment, it can take months to recover, and you can have very limited use of your wrist during that time.

You need to be checked out at a healthcare clinic, as the last thing you want to do is risk further damage by delaying treatment. P.I. HELP understands the annoying pains and other difficulties auto accident injury victims face. We have the latest imaging technologies to diagnose, document, and deal with your wrist pain. We also understand that the most important member of your healthcare team is you! We do everything we can to make sure you understand exactly what is going on with your treatment and care, every step of the way.

Ankle Pain from An Auto Accident

ankle pain from an auto accidentYour ankles are one of the most important load-bearing parts of your body. They bear the weight of your body and bend to move you around. To do their job correctly, they must be able to withstand the forces of walking and running. They provide power to the foot, and they must also be able to move in several directions, including side to side and rotating motion.

In a car wreck, the natural reaction of a driver or passenger is to brace themselves with one or both feet. This can force the foot and ankle in a direction it does not normally move. When this happens, many different types of painful ankle injuries can and do occur. It can even cause a compression injury similar in force to what you would receive after jumping or falling on a hard surface.

The damage that can be caused by an ankle injury in a car crash may lead to more than just a few weeks of pain. The only way to know if you have suffered an ankle injury is to get checked out at a healthcare clinic. The medical professionals at P.I. HELP can pick you up at no charge to bring you to one of our convenient, state-of-the-art clinics.

Call (801) 383-2483 to schedule an appointment at P.I. HELP today. We can often provide same-day treatments.

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