Recent Auto Accident? We Can Help!
With millions of drivers on the road, it is no real surprise that automobile accidents injure thousands of people every day in the U.S. Auto accidents can be very scary, require thousands of dollars in repair costs, and can leave drivers and passengers with a wide variety of injuries. Walking away from a car accident is a huge blessing because many people are killed each day. However, walking away from a crash does not mean that you have not been hurt. Many people require rehabilitation to recover from their injuries. Bone fractures, musculoskeletal lacerations, neck and head trauma, and spine injuries are typical results that occur from vehicle accidents. If you have been in a recent automobile accident, Medici Spine & Pain offers innovative treatments and therapies to accelerate healing and manage pain.
At Medici Spine & Pain, we see countless patients who are suffering from the long-term effects of automobile accidents. Many people fail to realize the impact that a car crash had on their body until months, or even years, later. Patients often come into our practice with neck or back pain that they cannot “figure out.” In many cases, looking into their history, a car accident from six months or six years ago is often the culprit.
The most common injury to occur from an auto accident is a musculoskeletal injury. Neck and back injuries can result from impact at slow speeds as well as fast. Orthopedic damage is a common result, causing damage to the muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support the skeletal system.
- Whiplash: Perhaps one of the most common types of injury resulting from a car accident is damage to the neck and upper back. Whiplash occurs when the head experiences sudden movement to the front, back, or side-to-side. The seat belt generally stabilizes the body, but the head and neck are jerked around during collision.
- Disc Injuries: With impact, many people’s bodies are jolted under extreme force. This force often causes parts of the spinal structure to shift out of place. Slipped, herniated, ruptured, and bulging discs can lead to debilitating pain over time.
- Bone Fractures: Most common in auto accidents where parts of the car are crushed in, bone fractures to the extremities, collarbone, and extremities are common.
- Acute Mechanical Back Pain: Unlike the injuries mentioned above, soft tissue injuries are often more challenging to detect. Spinal joints that are surrounded by injured soft tissues can cause mechanical back pain. This type of pain means that while nothing is “broken,” the tissues surrounding the musculoskeletal system are damaged and cause discomfort during movement.
If you have been in an automobile accident, it is crucial to seek medical attention – even if you think that you are “fine.” Many injuries from a car crash show up later than you expect. If you experience neck or back pain as a result of an auto accident, or if you are recovering from surgery following a car crash, Medici Spine & Pain offers advanced options for pain management and recovery. We combine the right treatments to help our patients recover quickly and regain a higher quality of life following an injury.
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