Injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents are very common, and are often the most serious problems we treat. Their affects are frequently long lasting, especially if they are not treated soon after the incident. The forces involved in vehicle crashes are far beyond what the human body can normally tollerate, even at lower speeds.
Most people think of whiplash as something that just affects the neck, but in reality, it can cause pain anywhere in the back or neck. In fact, it isn't uncommon to injure the wrist or shoulder, or even the leg or foot. When left for a period of weeks or months, the injured areas develop scar tissue that looks a lot like tough little spider webs. This sticks healthy tissues together, preventing normal motion, and leading
to chronic pain and stiffness. Instead of trying to correct the problems, treatment is eventually oriented around chemical pain relief by well meaning health care people who don't know what else to do.
At Axis Health we see a huge number of people with this type of injury, and we treat the resulting problems with a multidisciplinary approach. We are not intimidated by problems that have been present for a long period of time, and we often have great success in people who have been told that they just have to live with their pain. It is much easier to get rapid success when injuries are addressed earlier.