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Managing Neck and Back Pain After an Arizona Automobile Accident

Managing Neck and Back Pain After an Arizona Automobile Accident

In 2019 the state of Arizona Department of Transportation reported that there were 129,750 total crashes and 36,926 were injury accidents. A large portion of accidents ends in some form of injury. Victims can suffer both substantial physical and mental trauma from accidents. If you have been in an Arizona car accident and you were injured it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility that you sustained either whiplash, neck and/or back pain, headaches, or fractured and broken bones. These injuries happen very frequently after collisions and are reported often. 

Injures that were inflicted upon you from the negligent actions of another party are unfortunate no matter how severe. Unavoidable injuries are stressful and in some cases, extremely difficult to overcome. Chronic neck and back pain are an example. Some victims can suffer injuries from their Phoenix car accident that don’t seem to go away. As a consequence, victims must have long-term medical treatment. 

What Should You Do If You Have Constant Neck and Back Pain From Your Arizona Car Accident?

Managing Neck and Back Pain After an Arizona Automobile AccidentSuffering from chronic neck and back pain can be immensely limiting to one’s life. A victim with this condition may not be able to engage in the activities that they enjoy and can even find it difficult to do regular daily tasks. A primary care doctor may be able to make recommendations to manage the pain, but if it continues to persist, seeing a pain specialist could be necessary. Through targeted testing, these pain specialists can determine if there are any underlying conditions that are causing the discomfort.

A pain specialist might have you undergo a CAT scan or an MRI and from these tests, they can determine if whiplash is the culprit. If not, other conditions could be causing you to experience regular and excessive irritation. For example, herniated discs and spondylolisthesis might be behind your suffering. Treating these conditions causing your pain can include:

  • Repeated injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Heat therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Ice treatments
  • Muscle relaxers
  • Prescription medications
  • Surgery

Once you have the right diagnosis you can get the most customized and appropriate treatment plan to help you overcome your harm. The potential that your pain can be alleviated increases. The expertise of a pain specialist could help victims improve their quality of life and if that takes place it will feel like a blessing for victims. 

Seeking medical treatment for harm that was sustained after an accident is necessary. To obtain the money to pay for these expensive medical services victims should file an Arizona personal injury claim. Making sure that your claim includes all of the damages you suffered is something that the Arizona personal injury attorneys at ELG have extensive experience doing.

Speak with an Arizona Personal Injury Attorney Today

When you require medical treatment for your injuries whether it be limited treatment or long-term care, call the Phoenix personal injury attorneys at ELG will help you obtain the maximum amount of money from your claim. To schedule your free consultation with the Spanish-speaking, bilingual Arizona automobile accident attorneys please call (623) 877-3600.