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At NJ Spine & Rehabilitation Centers, located across Central and Northern New Jersey, a fast and effective treatment program is offered to victims of motor vehicle accidents to help them on the road to recovery.
The NJ Spine & Rehabilitation Centers Group have compiled a list of common car accident injuries that they deal with on a day to day basis and the treatments available.
Common injuries and treatment options
Soft tissue injuries
These are a common injury sustained from a car accident which involves damage to muscles, tendons and ligaments and can often occur in the wrists, hands, fingers and feet as these extremities absorb the impact of a collision. Initial protocol is to follow RICER – rest, ice, compression, elevation and referral. As soon as possible refer to a professional for ongoing treatment. Treatment options: PHYSICAL THERAPY
Probably the most well known motor accident injury, whiplash is caused by the sudden movement of the head and neck – usually from a rear-end collision. It can cause serious neck muscle and ligament damage and generalized neck swelling and pain. Treatment options: MASSAGE, PHYSICAL THERAPY AND CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Very common in sudden impact car accident patients, back injuries usually include damage to the spinal cord and significant damage to the nerves affecting sensation and control of many parts of the body.Treatment options: MASSAGE, PHYSICAL THERAPY AND CHIROPRACTIC CARE
Less severe than spinal cord damage but can cause significant problems if not treated, a herniated disc often causes tingling sensations, arm or leg pain and muscle weakness. Treatment options: PHYSICAL THERAPY
At NJ Spine & Rehabilitation Centers, we make pain relief and comfort of our patients a priority. We have highly skilled specialists and staff and the latest technology available. We understand the stressful situation a patient can experience following an motor vehicle accident so we offer efficient service that means just one phone call to one of our Centers.
For more information about NJ Spine Rehabilitation Centers visit www.srcnj.com.