Recognizing Symptoms caused by a car accident

The following list are symptoms which are very common in auto accident injuries. Please know that we are very familiar with all of them, and are able to diagnose the cause and
help you with the cure.

  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Pain with turning the head
  • Tingling/numbness into the shoulders down into the hands
  • Dizziness
  • Pain across the shoulders
  • Muscle spasms in the neck
  • Pain in the shoulders
  • Difficulty raising arms above the head
  • Nausea
  • Fear of being in a car
  • Hand and forearm pain
  • Middle back pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Pain extending down into the buttocks or legs
  • Hip pain
  • Difficulty walking
  • Tingling/numbness down the legs
  • Knee pain
  • Ankle/foot pain
  • Forgetfulness
  • Anger/depression
  • Vision changes
What do the symptoms mean?

Each of these symptoms listed above can be troublesome and scary. Let us assure you that each symptom has a cause, and the cause is treatable. We need to first perform a detailed examination to determine the cause and diagnose you accurately. An accurate diagnosis often requires x-rays and expertise in physical examination.

An accurate diagnosis leads to an effective treatment protocol. When effective, you will see a gradual reduction in your symptoms and steady return back normal activities in your life.

The symptom means there is a problem: if the symptom is pain, you have injury to a body part. If the symptom is tingling/numbness, you have compression of a nerve. If the symptom is inside your head, such as dizziness, headache, forgetfulness and anger, you may have injured your brain.

Dr. Michael Page will perform an expert examination and order all appropriate diagnostic tests including x-ray, CT scan, MRI, or others to accurately and quickly find the source of your symptoms. He will then prescribe an effective treatment program for you. In severe cases, you may require consultation with another medical specialty such as neurosurgeon, or orthopedist. Dr. Page will facilitate those referrals.

What happens if my symptoms continue?

Many patients fully recover from their injuries and their symptoms are nothing but a memory. However, studies indicate that almost 50% of all whiplash cases result in some form of long-standing problem – chronic pain.

The vast majority of patients who have these chronic problems are patients who do not receive treatment for their injuries. Don’t be one of those people – increase the chance you will fully recover by receiving treatment as soon as possible.

While those who wait still can have positive outcomes, it is more difficult to fully recover if you wait a number of months before initiating treatment. So, call our office immediately for your initial appointment.

If you are one of those who has chronic problems, Dr. Page will thoroughly document the problems, their cause, and the loss of function you have experienced. This is important for you to receive appropriate and maximum compensation for your injuries.

Remember, we are always here to help. Simply call the office and schedule your appointment.

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