If involved in an auto accident, seeking care as soon as possible can mean all the difference in your chance for a full recovery versus dealing with long term chronic pain.
What To Do After an Accident
When involved in an auto accident, we are always taught to exchange insurance information with the other driver to ensure our car will be taken care of. Still, sometimes we forget to care for ourselves and put off seeking treatment for our car accident injuries.
Even if you assess yourself and determine you don’t have a scratch on you, it is always best to have a medical professional evaluate you to ensure nothing serious is going on below the surface.
Whiplash to some may seem like an injury everyone endures in an accident and may think symptoms will go away within a few days. That may be the case for some, but what if you are that percentage of whiplash victims that endure serious trauma to the musculoskeletal system. Damage to the body as a result of whiplash can cause damage to the muscles, ligaments, and tissues around the neck area.
The pain associated with these types of orthopedic injuries doesn’t always manifest itself immediately, but the injury can nonetheless be life-altering if it goes untreated.
Common Orthopedic Injuries Sustained in Car Accidents
- Broken bones
- Muscle strains or ruptures
- Tendon inflammation, tear, or rupture
- Ligament sprain or tear
Although each accident is unique and symptoms may vary for each patient, common symptoms include:
- Abnormal sensations (burning, prickling)
- Restricted range of motion
- A bump or deformity near the site of injury
- Lack of mobility
- The inability to lift objects
- A sagging joint
- A grinding sensation during movement
Contact Our Car Accident Clinic
The car accident doctors at AICA Orthopedics are experts in their craft and work to provide you with the highest level of care possible. If involved in an auto accident, we will work with your insurance company to provide them any and all of the information they may need. We believe in providing education and discussing prevention methods to ensure that you avoid complications in the future.