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Motor Vehicle Accident

A Physiatrist or rehabilitation physician is best suited to evaluate your injury after a motor vehicle accident. Physiatrists are nerve, muscle and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move.

  • Rehabilitation physicians
  • Diagnose and treat pain
  • Treat the whole person, not just the problem area
  • Lead a team of medical professionals
  • Provide non – surgical treatments
  • Order Diagnostic tests to help get to the source of your medical condition
Injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents are not always obvious. For example, you might not see any tissue damage or have any broken bones, but you can still end up with long-term back or neck pain if you don’t seek early and appropriate treatment.

Did you know?

Whiplash is a non – technical, non-medical term used to describe a number of neck injuries. Although whiplash can be caused by a number of things, it is most commonly associated with car accidents and it occurs when the impact of a crash causes your head to snap forward and then back.

  • Common signs of whiplash may include:
  • Neck Pain
  • Stiffness of the neck and shoulders
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness and fatigue
  • Blurred vision and/or difficulty concentrating
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Pain when moving your head
If the injury is considered more serious and multiple areas of the body are involved or if our physicians suspect a fracture, dislocation or soft tissue injury, they might recommend x-rays or an MRI to evaluate the extent of the damage.

Concussions

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a blow to the head. The brain bounces back and forth inside the skull which can cause bruising, bleeding and tearing. The person may appear fine at first but may show symptoms hours or days later. Immediately after the accident, the person may be consumed, or not remember what happened or have nausea, blurry vision or dizziness. An individual does not have to lose consciousness to suffer a concussion.

  • Symptoms of a concussion:
  • Headaches
  • Sleep (Troubles falling asleep, sleeping too much or too little, feelings of fatigue or exhaustion)
  • Memory (Trouble recalling new information, difficulty concentrating or thinking, feelings of confusion)
  • Mood (Irritability, Feelings of sadness, nervousness or anxiety)
  • Physical symptoms ( Blurry vision, Dizziness, sensitivity to light or noise, Nausea and vomiting)

Back Pain

Depending on the type of car accident you were involved in, you might also experience mid or lower back pain. This is different to whiplash, which affects the upper part of your back and shoulders. Sudden jolt or force from impact may cause short term pain most often connected to a muscle injury. Back pain can also be chronic, which often occurs when the spine or tissues surrounding the spine are damaged. Our physicians will evaluate the reason for your back pain and propose multiple modalities of therapy.

Soft Tissue Damage

Soft tissue injuries are injuries to the nerves, tendons and ligaments. Sometimes the muscles are also injured during a car accident. These types of injuries may be include sprains or micro-tears of the fibers of the muscle and tendons. Whiplash is a form of soft-tissue injury.

If you have been in a car accident, insurers have standard criteria that they use to evaluate all types of car accidents, and one of those criteria is how promptly you sought and received medical treatment after the accident. We accept referrals from attorney and medical liens on behalf of attorney clients.