Although a large variety of injuries are associated with car accidents, it’s important that patients do not underestimate or ignore minor aches or pains that develop after a collision. The number of car accidents that occur throughout the United States continues to decline each year. Still, auto collisions serve as one of the largest contributors to back and neck injuries. If you are involved in a car accident and are wondering what to expect and how you should respond, consider the following information that outlines how you can avoid further or permanent damage.
Common Car Accident Injuries
Many car accident victims suffer one or more of the following injuries:
- Head trauma
- Muscle strains or sprains
- Collar bone fractures
- Internal bleeding
- Torn meniscus
- Ankle fractures or sprains
Depending on the type and extent of a particular injury, your primary physician may likely recommend orthopedic treatment to support a complete and healthy recovery.
Don’t Ignore Your Pain
Too often car accident victims are sent to an emergency room for immediate treatment before being released to manage their injuries on their own. Unfortunately, many patients return home and start to experience a series of symptoms that disrupt their ability to follow through with basic activities. Some patients start experiencing frequent headaches, are unable to sleep through the night, or suffer from pain whenever they move their body. Although there may not be obvious tissue damage, something is clearly not right.
Orthopedic Treatment For Aches and Pains Caused By A Car Accident
Patients who seek orthopedic treatment right after a car accident are fortunate in that they are able to have medical specialists dedicated to treating musculoskeletal conditions provide a complete examination of their condition. Our team of orthopedic doctors can diagnose the source and extent of a particular injury, as well as provide a complete treatment plan that is customized to align with the unique characteristics of each patient’s condition. Depending on the type of injury, we may recommend using a brace to stabilize the wound. Others may require a combination of rest and controlled low-impact exercises to help restore flexibility to the injured area.
When an accident occurs, it’s imperative to address injuries or muscle damage before they worsen and affect other areas of your health. Not every injury produces noticeable symptoms right away and if you feel any type of pain, discomfort, or stiffness, make sure to contact AICA Orthopedics immediately. Our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors specialize in diagnosing and treating accident injuries. We help thousands of car accident victims experience pain relief and return to their routines without complications. Just dial (404) 855-2141 to schedule a consultation or an examination.