Case study ( 9563 views as of February 22, 2024 )
Irena a 22 women was involved in a rear-end motor vehicle collision three days ago. She was a seat-belted rear passenger in a taxi cab that was hit from behind by a food truck. Initially, she had some mild tightness in her shoulders and some stiffness in her lower back, but was able to walk around. She declined to go to the hospital with the paramedics who responded to the accident scene.
When she woke up the next morning, she felt much more stiff and had more severe pain between her shoulder blades and down her lower back. She took two days off of work to rest, hoping it would just improve on its own. On day three, the pain was radiating into her buttocks, and she could not bend to put on her shoes.
Irena could benefit from a visit to her Family Physician or Urgent Care Clinic. They may then refer her to a Physiotherapist, Chiropractor or an Acupuncturist. Irena may also receive information to aid in her rehabilitation from a Pharmacist and/or Personal Trainer/Athletic Therapist.Author: Dr. Adam Lund