Car Accidents

If You’re Having Pain after a Car Accident



Auto accidents can be life-changing, even at lower speeds. The angle of impact, speed and size of the vehicles and position you were looking at the moment of impact all play important roles in the severity of damage that can occur in your spine. Neck pain, lower back pain, headaches and nausea are just some of the symptoms associated with serious car accidents.

In addition to spinal damage, car accidents can cause missed work and lifestyle challenges. This is where our experience pays off. Dr. Pietrek has taken extensive post graduate training in the fields of crash dynamics, triaging trauma patients, documentation, insurance protocols, advanced-imaging interpretation and trauma/personal injury protocols.

If you have been injured in a car accident, the best time to call is right now. This is because the initial inflammatory response lasts about 72 hours, and scar tissue starts to form after about 48 hours. We want to make sure your body is healing correctly and not let it have a chance to compensate and cause secondary problems. Just tell whoever answers that phone that you were recently injured and that you’d like to be seen right away.