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How to Heal After Motor Vehicle Accident Injuiries
Even minor motor vehicle accidents can be traumatizing. Not only does an accident rattle your nerves but it can do a lot of damage to your body. Some people may not think about seeing a doctor after a car accident because they don’t notice any pain symptoms right away. However, it’s important to seek auto accident treatment because certain injuries manifest later on if not handled promptly. Also, in the state of Oregon, a minimum of $15,000 is allotted for personal injury protection (PIP) in the event of an MVA, which can be used to help recover from injury. Naturopathic doctors can provide the initial assessment after an MVA and refer patients for physical therapy (PT), chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy, and other treatments.
First Steps: Assessment by MVA Doctor
The first step after an auto accident is to have an evaluation by an auto accident doctor. It’s essential to seek out a doctor who specializes in motor vehicle accident injury. You may wonder what doctor to see after a car accident. A naturopathic doctor who specializes in pain management and regenerative medicine is equipped with the training, background, and expertise to guide you through the challenging days ahead.
During the assessment, your naturopath doctor will talk to you about what happened. He or she will provide you with an ultrasound to assess whether there is an injury to the soft tissue. Additionally, you will be assessed for whiplash injury, which is common with motor vehicle accidents.
Pain Management and Treatment
Pain issues are a big complaint with people who have experienced a car accident injury, especially when there are fractures, strains, whiplash, or soft tissue damage. A car accident doctor won’t just send you home with a “band-aid” and some over-the-counter (OTC) medicine. Some of the treatments you may require include: Trigger point injections and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections are helpful for some patients who have an injury to the muscles around the neck, back, shoulders, arms, or legs. The doctor will inject a medicated solution near the site of pain thus rendering the location pain-free.
PRP therapy uses your own platelets to aid in the healing process of injured ligaments, tendons, joints, or muscles. Platelet-rich plasma is injected into your body and helps accelerate the healing process.
These treatments will assist with pain as well as help restore normal structure and function. Meet our PRP injections specialist.
Maintenance After an MVA Injury
After getting your initial car accident treatment, it’s crucial to keep in touch with your MVA doctor. Your doctor will ensure that you remain on the path to healing and don’t relapse. He or she may want to see you regularly to continue regulating your pain and ensuring you are healing as planned.
Have you recently had an auto accident injury? If so, get in touch with Dr. Ben Reebs. His extensive experience as a naturopathic doctor will get you on the path to healing.