What is the most common auto accident injury?
Auto accidents can cause almost any type of injury. Some injuries, such as broken bones or lacerations, require immediate medical treatment and can be resolved. However, other injuries may continue to cause problems long after the accident.
The types of injuries that can occur after an auto accident vary depending on many factors, such as the speed of the vehicles involved, the point of impact, whether the air bags deployed, and more. Even minor accidents can cause substantial injuries. These can include:
- broken bones
- internal injuries
One of the most common auto accident injuries that can continue to cause problems for the patient is whiplash. Whiplash occurs when the patient’s neck is moved forcefully in a back-and-forth motion. Patients with this condition often experience pain in the neck, as well as other uncomfortable symptoms.
Are all auto injuries obvious when they occur?
The impact of an auto accident can cause damage to the sensitive soft tissue, especially those that surround the spinal column. This damage can lead to alignment issues caused by an uneven pull on the spine. A spine that is not aligned properly, can limit the normal range of motion in the back and spine, leading to degeneration of the discs that cushion the spine and continued pain.
Other common auto accident injuries that may cause chronic pain and disability include injuries to the knee, shoulder, hips, or other joints.
Injuries from an auto accident are not always immediately known and can present themselves days, weeks, months, even years later.
How does Innovative Medical Center treat auto accident injuries?
Following an auto accident, patients should always seek medical treatment at a hospital or doctor’s office, especially if they have conditions that require immediate action. However, if the patient is continuing to experience pain after receiving immediate medical treatment, they can make an appointment at Innovative Medical Center for a more extensive evaluation for more subtle and less obvious auto injury to the soft tissues and spinal area.
When a patient comes in with auto accident injuries, the doctors at Innovative Medical Center will begin by reviewing the patient’s history, performing a thorough physical examination, and ordering imaging studies to determine the cause of the patient’s symptoms. Once the doctor knows why the patient is in pain, he will develop a customized treatment plan for the specific patient.
Here at Innovative Medical Center, we work with the patient to help get them feeling better and ensure their auto accident does not have a lasting impact on their physical health. We will work to resolve your personal injury case and have partnered with local lawyer, Darrel Rustigian, to ensure our patients have the best care during their recovery.
What treatments are available?
The doctors at Innovative Medical Center may recommend several different treatment options to patients with auto accident injuries. For example, patients with auto accident injuries may benefit from corrective exercises, which are designed to strengthen weak areas of the body, improve mobility, and restore normal function. In addition, our doctors here at Innovative Medical Center may also recommend massage therapy, trigger point injections, joint injection therapy, and other treatments, depending on the patient’s needs. Many patients with this problem may also benefit from spinal manipulation. The purpose of spinal manipulation is to resolve any problems with alignment in the your spine that could be contributing to pain and other symptoms that can be caused by an auto injury.
How long does it take to recover from auto accident injuries?
The amount of time it takes to recover from auto accident injuries varies based on the extent of the injuries and the patient’s overall physical condition. Our team of doctors will craft an individual treatment plan in order to make sure our patients are set on a path to complete recovery. The length of the treatment plan will vary between individuals. Many patients experience some improvement immediately. However, most patients will need multiple treatment sessions to reach their optimum level of functioning.
Schedule your appointment today to ensure you don’t have a lasting auto injury!