Whether you’re at fault or not at fault, a car accident can change your life. If you’re injured in a car accident, you can have a very tough time controlling your pain and getting back to the life you want to lead.
At the Headache and Pain Management Centre we understand that after a car accident you want to return to work, want to play with your kids, want all of the insurance matters finished, and above all, you want your whiplash pain not to control your life any longer.
What is a whiplash injury?
Whiplash and its associated disorders occur as a result of the forces imparted to your body during your impact collision injuries. Commonly, your neck and shoulders are injured during a car accident, producing a reaction in your nervous system that causes pain not only immediately following the event, but for months and years to come.
As well as this, your lower back and the mechanisms involved in your “fight or flight” response can also be altered, due to the actions of your nervous system and the activation of trigger points.
Even though most of your car accident tissue damage will heal within 6 to 12 weeks, sometimes your pain can linger long afterwards. To treat this pain, you need to understand what is happening to your body first, before treatment can begin.
If you’re a victim of a vehicle accident, you might be confused as to why your pain seems to linger, and why nothing seems to be working to make it better. That’s where the Headache and Pain Management Centre can help. We do things differently.
How we treat your whiplash injury
Using a myriad of skilled treatment strategies, we will diagnose the underlying cause of your pain – whether it’s muscle or joint injury, sensitised nerves, or “the hidden prankster”, the iliopsoas muscle.
We begin by assessing your muscular system, nervous system, and your joints, to locate the source of any physical symptoms. We then combine this approach with the latest in neuroscience to diagnose your pain and obtain the best outcomes for you. We look at trigger points, explain why your pain happens, and then go about treating that pain using logical and sensitive methods. The end result is whiplash pain treatment that is tailored to your own individual circumstances.
All of us at the Headache and Pain Management Centre want to help you live your life better. Please call us on 1300 16 55 33 or use the contact form above.