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Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) pain

After a motor vehicle accident, high levels of continuous neck pain are reported in cross-sectional studies. MVA’s can cause injury to your body from a very strong impact. Almost all patients suffer from soft tissue pain. The seatbelt may cause bruises on your abdomen, chest, shoulders or neck. Other problems can occur, such as concussions, traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder. It is crucial for the health care provider to identify the extent of your injuries after a motor vehicle accident, so you obtain proper diagnosis and treatment. There are a variety of injuries a motor accident vehicle can cause. Some of the common Motor Vehicle Accident injuries are:

  • Ligamentous sprains- injury to ligaments that attach bone to bone
  • Muscular Strains- injury to muscles
  • Fractured bones
  • Whiplash Associated disorder (WAD)- damage to the neck

Every situation is unique, and specific diagnosis and treatment options should be prescribed from a health care professional.  Common injuries occur in different parts of the body, such as:

  • Back
  • Neck
  • Spinal cord
  • Chest
  • Shoulder
  • Internal organs
  • Head and face


A wide range of treatments are available for Motor Vehicle accident pain. Surgery may be necessary depending on the severity of the injury. Some of the rehab treatment options for recovery are:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Psychological assessment and treatment
  • Pain medicine- NSAIDs


The contents contained within this page are not a substitute for health professionals’ advice, diagnosis, or treatment. We advise that you seek advice from a qualified healthcare practitioner. We fully disclose that any surgical or invasive procedures come with risks.

For more details on how to relieve or treat chronic pain, you can reach out to one of our pain specialists at any of our pain care clinic locations. We establish a caring relationship and provide patients with pain relief when needed the most.