Car Accident Pain Treatment

Car Accident Pain Overview

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), car accidents are the second most common cause of injury in the US (poisoning is the first).

A car accident is a traumatizing experience that can lead to serious injuries and well as long-term emotional troubles. Injuries from car accidents can be minor, or they can take weeks to heal, depending on the severity of the accident. For our patients in Arizona Car Accident Pain Treatment is addressed.

Treatment Options

Treatment options may include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Maintenance Care (after care)
  • Massage Therapy
  • Neurostimulation Therapy
  • Medication Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Therapeutic Injections

Car Accident Pain Symptoms

Symptoms include:

After a car accident, injuries can show up immediately or they can be delayed. People often have trouble focusing immediately after an accident, and they may be more concerned about others in the accident or their vehicle. It’s not uncommon for some symptoms of car accident pain to show up days later.

  • Anxiety
  • Abdominal Pain or Swelling
  • Back Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Blurry vision
  • Clouded thinking
  • Concussion
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue, or sleeping more or less than usual
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Neck or shoulder tension
  • Numbness
  • Pain and stiffness
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Whiplash


Diagnostic tests include:

  • Carotid Duplex Ultrasound
  • CT (computed tomography)
  • Electrodiagnostics
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Evoked Response Testing
  • MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
  • Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation
  • X-ray

Types of Car Accident Injuries

There can be almost any type of injury related to a car accident.

Here is a list of the most common:

  • Broken Bones
  • Broken Ribs
  • Emotional Injury After Car Accident
  • Head Injuries (Concussion)
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Scrapes and Cuts
  • Whiplash


Car accident injuries are in the top three list of most preventable injuries. 2.35 million people are injured or disabled in the US every year. Whiplash is the most common injury from car accidents followed by concussion and bone fractures.


Causes & contributing factors may include:

  • Shattered glass
  • Impact

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