Auto Injury and Whiplash Injury Treatment
Suffering an auto injury can really affect your life even in a minor car accident. If you have suffered an auto injury in Ocoee, Winter Garden, Windermere or Orlando or been involved in a recent auto accident it is very important that you get checked immediately. Dr. Harrison is a doctor trained and experienced in the evaluation, rehab and treatment of auto injuries.
We often see people years after what they considered to be a minor impact, come in with neck or back pain due to arthritis secondary to there “minor” auto injury. Don’t let this happen to you. Get checked within the first few days, even if you have no significant symptoms or what you consider to be minor auto injuries. This is the best time to detect even minor injuries to the muscle and ligaments in the neck, back and any other joints injured in the accident. Even if you consider it to be minor, here is the explanation as to why it is so important to rehabilitate these injuries properly.
In addition to getting rid of your pain more quickly, there are two reasons with great benefits to rehabilitate injured muscles and ligaments in the injured joints following an auto injury. Number one is that any time you have torn a muscle or ligament, such as in a whiplash injury where you were hit from behind in a motor vehicle accident, or maybe even T-bone, the body is going to begin to repair that injured muscles or ligament with scar tissue. Scar tissue is not elastic like the original tissue and if not treated will just be laid down like patchwork. If we apply adjustments and physiotherapy it helps to minimize the amount of scar tissue you need to repair the damaged tissue and also helps it heal more in alignment with the original tissue. This will help avoid pain due to the “old injury” down the road. Number two, if we lose mobility in the joints involved, this is what leads to arthritic change in the joint over time. This is the patient that comes in and tells us they just had a minor injury years ago, but never had it checked.
Dr. Harrison has over 20 years of experience in treating auto injuries and has post graduate education in cervical (neck) acceleration/deceleration trauma as well as whiplash related temporomandibular joint disorders.
Don’t delay treatment! It’s very important to treat these injuries promptly and properly to not only eliminate your pain, but to insure the minimization of scar tissue, restore normal joint mobility and to prevent future arthritis in the affected joints. Healing time for these tissues is 90-180 days so time is crucial to minimize damage.
Call the office now for your comprehensive automobile injury evaluation at 407-522-5858.