Soft tissue damage is permanent, hard tissue is not
No matter how minor the vehicle accident, soft tissue in your body may be permanently damaged. Soft tissue is part of the musculoskeletal system, which includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bone. Bone is hard tissue and can heal completely, while muscles, tendons, and ligaments cannot. Muscles tendons and ligaments will heal up but with scar tissues, which can lead to pain, discomfort and oftentimes when joints are involved, arthritis.
Just over 80% of vehicle accident injuries are musculoskeletal in nature and the American Medical Association, along with the FDA recommends that doctors send patients to chiropractors. Chiropractors are the only doctors who specialize in both the spine and the musculoskeletal system. The AMA and FDA also approved of patients going to chiropractors because rather than band-aiding symptoms with medications, chiropractors are able to quickly figure out the source of the problem and help give immediate relief. An added bonus to this is that is has been helping to reduce the opioid epidemic in the US.
When vehicles are hit from behind, low back, head and neck injuries usually occur. Up to 40% of neck injuries may actually be TBI's or a form of a traumatic brain injury. At the Smart Medical and Rehab Therapy clinics, we offer a full-time neurologist who is experienced with advanced diagnostic testing, treatment, and therapies. Our system is able to track not only how the injury is healing but it can also track to see if therapies and medication are working or not. We are one of three medical offices in the DC area that offers this FDA approved technology care.
No matter how minor your injury may have appeared, the weight of the vehicle can impact your body for the rest of your life. Symptoms may not show up until a day, a week or a month later. So, do yourself a big favor and get checked. Smart Medical and Rehab Therapy is the number one injury clinic in the Maryland and DC area. We have successfully helped and treated thousands of people for over thirty years. Don't settle for less, give us a call at (301) 585-2225