Experiencing Persistent Pain After a Car Accident? Our Minimally Invasive Treatments Can Help You F

 Experiencing Persistent Pain After a Car Accident? Our Minimally Invasive Treatments Can Help You F

Car accidents are stressful even when you walk away unscathed. Sadly, quite a few survivors develop injuries and pain that carries on. Research shows that some 45% of people involved in a car accident experience related pain two years later. 

And that pain can interfere with everything from your ability to move about and sleep normally to your moods. 

Whether your post-accident pain began recently or has lingered for months, our minimally invasive pain treatments may be just the thing to bring you lasting relief.

Our expert team at Houston Pain Specialists, led by board-certified pain management specialist Hui Kang, MD, provides a variety of care options to help restore your well-being and quality of life.

Let’s take a closer look at lasting pain after a car accident, including four nonsurgical treatments we may recommend.

What causes persistent pain after a car accident

Pain following a car accident can stem from a range of issues, including nerve damage, muscle tension, scar tissue, and inflammation. Genetic factors that affect your levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, may play a role, too. 

Never receiving treatment for a car accident injury or going back to your usual life and activities too quickly afterward can also lead to ongoing pain. And you may be more likely to experience lasting pain after an accident due to a chronic condition, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or fibromyalgia.

While you can experience pain in most any body part affected by a car accident injury, back pain and neck pain are especially common. Car accidents can also lead to recurrent headaches, joint pain, and muscle stiffness. 

Minimally invasive treatments for accident injuries

The ideal car accident pain treatment for you depends on factors like the type and severity of your injury, as well as your overall health. 

To determine your ideal treatment plan, your initial visit may include a physical exam, a discussion of your symptoms, and an imaging test, such as an X-ray, to help us gain a clear understanding of your condition. 

Several minimally invasive treatments we may recommend include:

We can also suggest helpful lifestyle changes, such as improving your posture, eating a healthier diet, and quitting smoking. If neither lifestyle changes nor minimally invasive treatments do the trick to alleviate your pain, you may be a candidate for surgery.

To learn more about minimally invasive car accident injury treatments or get the relieving care you need, contact our Houston, Texas, office today to schedule an appointment.

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