Car crashes are especially perilous when they happen at high speeds, sometimes leaving people with car accident injuries including whiplash, back pain, or broken bones. New research shows car accident victims are more likely to develop chronic pain, defined as pain lasting for longer than three months, according to a study published in Arthritis Care and Research. Researchers found that 43% of study subjects with chronic pain had been involved in a traumatic event, like a motor vehicle accident.
Prompt treatment for car accident injuries is important to minimize potential for chronic pain. Fortunately, we offer a variety of treatments to help people manage car accident-related pain and resume normal life activities. Seeking medical attention promptly increases the likelihood of successful treatment.