Thank you for reaching out and good luck with your healing journey.
More than likely you will be corrected in couple weeks and the pain will be alleviated quickly.
Patients that suffer from pain as a result of a motor vehicle accident often seek out chiropractors for help. I would recommend making an appointment with one to have an examination done to find the source of your pain. Once that is found, they should be able to put together a treatment plan to help you get out of pain. There are many different types of treatments a chiropractor may do to help. Once you begin to feel better, they may introduce a rehab program as well. Good luck on your recovery.
Yours in health,
Christopher Sitarski, DC
Hope that helps.
Gary Mendez, DC
Treatment would include targeting exercises at the injured tissues to strengthen, gradually and without pain. There are also many passive therapies for pain reduction, speedier healing and increased range of motion. Active therapies (ones patients can do on their own once they can successfully demonstrate and oerform them) are most important. It is my job to make you independent of doctors.
So yes, much we can do. One question we always get is “Why spinal manipulation” after a car crash? The answer is complex, but in a nutshell, it is because when spinal ligaments are injured, they need to move during the repair phase of healing. Compare to an ankle sprain: part of rehab of those torn ligaments is gentle movement and eventual weight-bearing movenent. You have conscious control over ankle movement. But humans do NOT have conscious control over individual spinal movements. But those injured spinal joints and ligaments NEED to move just like the ankle joints during healing. So, spinal manipulation by a trained professional provides that movement when you cannot. Make sense?