Auto accidents are just that… accidents, but the pain involved mentally, physically, and sometimes even emotionally can be devastating and even permanent. Damage to the vehicle involved is always apparent, but personal injuries may not be obvious for days or even weeks. The delayed onset of symptoms eventually makes its appearance and leaves the victim feeling the effects of the crash long after.
Hospitals typically perform X-rays or CT scans to look for broken bones, but oftentimes some injuries cannot be seen. Common injuries with auto collisions include …
- Spinal injuries in the neck and low back,
- Slipped and herniated discs,
- Compression fractures,
- Spinal cord damage,
- And head trauma to name a few.
The stress can also result in soft tissue injuries such as sprains, strains, contusions, tears, and fractures. All these types of injuries can cause debilitating pain in which prescribed medications cannot always repair. Pain may be lessened, but ongoing damage may be significant.
Although one may not feel pain at the time of the incident, it is imperative to get looked at by a pain management physician immediately so a permanent injury can be avoided with the proper treatment. Seeing a trusted medical professional right away also ensures your insurance rights with personal injury coverage and minimizes risks when dealing with other parties involved especially if legal action is needed.
Interventional Pain Physicians of South Florida always recommend that anyone involved in an accident should have a medical evaluation following a collision to check for possible injuries. A pain management doctor specializes in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a variety of acute and/or chronic pain with non-surgical treatments to relieve and alleviate a patient’s pain. Many have specialized training in treating injuries from auto-related accidents.
If you have been injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, please call (888) 352-7694. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained pain management physicians are ready to examine and evaluate your injury right away and create a specialized treatment plan based on your specific needs.
For more information and to schedule an appointment, please call (888) 352-7694.