Trauma and injuries sustained in auto accidents send nearly three million Americans to the emergency room each year. Some of the injuries resulting from car accidents are emergent and require procedures to address right away. In most cases, there are also other injuries that will require ongoing treatment to allow for a full recovery.
It is paramount that an individual suffering from injuries sustained in a car accident seeks medical attention promptly following their incident to allow for the greatest opportunity of a full recovery. AICA Orthopedics can get you on the path to feeling the way you did prior to experiencing the trauma and hassle of an auto accident. Whether you are experiencing neck/back pain or traumatic injury to your limbs, or have broken bones in a car accident, we are here to help treat any of the conditions you may find yourself in. Our office can provide you with state-of-the-art imaging in-house to properly assess the damage to your body, and our orthopedists can work with you to create a plan tailored to your specific diagnosis. You can have the peace of mind of knowing that you are in the hands of experts who treat injured motorists each and every day.
The rule of thumb you typically hear in the aftermath of an accident does hold up… if your vehicle was hit hard enough to result in any damage (no matter how small), you likely received some damage as well. Don’t suffer in the long-term for neglecting your injuries today. Call our team of orthopedic specialists and chiropractors today to schedule your consultation.
There are wide ranges of injuries that can be sustained as a result of a car accident. Several of the most common include broken bones fractured on impact, neck injuries caused by whiplash, as well as back and spinal injuries. Impact with another vehicle or object, your airbag inside the vehicle, and even other surfaces within the car can cause many of these types of pain and injury. Simple things such as where an individual is sitting or facing in the vehicle can affect the sort and extent of injuries they leave with. All of the aforementioned types of injuries can be serious but none of them are wounds you need to live with long-term. Chronic pain doesn’t have to be another thing you are left to manage as the dust settles from a car accident. If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, allow our orthopedic specialists and chiropractors to provide the care and relief needed.
The team of specialists at AICA Orthopedics can assist you no matter what type of treatment your specific case may require. In the aftermath of a car accident, many types of injuries may be apparent. Others might present at a later time. It is important that accurate diagnostic tests are run to catalog each injury. Our offices contain state-of-the-art imaging equipment with which such tests can be performed.
Orthopedic care can be offered to address various types of soft tissue damage that are so common as a result of auto accidents. In plain terms, this means that harm has been done to the musculature, the cartilage, or the various ligaments and tendons. Orthopedic care is also essential in the event that pain and injury begin to have an effect on the body after the initial accident-related harm is assessed.
It’s important that all injuries resulting from an auto accident are property treated and documented. In order to be fairly compensated by the insurance company, it’s critically important that you follow the treatment plan given by your doctors. If you went to the ER or your family doctor after the accident, they probably took x-rays and gave a treatment plan for any visible injuries. However, it’s important that you see an accident injury specialist who can assess your hard and soft tissue injuries, as well as create a plan to help you heal.
If you have been in a car accident, it isn’t unreasonable to assume that your spine has been affected. More specifically, your spine is likely to be misaligned. When a car smashes into something, the bodies inside are propelled in the direction the force of that impact sends them. Luckily, we now utilize safety features like seatbelts and they will cut that movement short abruptly, keeping you inside the vehicle. This jerking around is responsible for any number of spine-related injuries and pain following an accident. You might need the assistance of an experienced chiropractor to realign your spine and allow you to feel relief from the back/neck pain you are suffering. It is recommended in the course of every car accident that an individual seek the expert advice of a chiropractor to be certain that the trauma their body went through doesn’t cause lasting injuries.
Victims of car accidents also often experience neurological injuries. These occur when the head, neck, and/or spine are affected by the impact. The symptoms of this sort of affliction could present as numbness, headaches, migraines, and difficulty focusing. They also might take a bit of time to become noticeable as you return to your normal everyday schedule and tasks. Even though you might not presume to have a neurological injury following trauma from a car accident, you very well might, and it certainly should be a part of any compensation you receive to resolve the cost of your treatment.
We will provide you with answers to any questions you may have about your injuries or your treatment process right from the start. Our in-house imaging will allow us not only to diagnose your injuries correctly from the start, but to also monitor the progress and state of your recovery along the way. With state-of-the-art technology so readily accessible, you can rest assured that you are on the road to recovery. MRI’s can give us a clear picture of any soft tissue damage you may have suffered as a result of your accident. X-rays help us to treat the skeletal injuries you sustained from the trauma. CT scans improve upon our understanding of your injuries by combining some of the benefits of both X-rays and MRI’s. They can be especially useful in the event that our team needs to recommend surgical intervention. Because of this synergistic approach, you can trust that you will experience holistic relief from the injuries resulting from your car accident. Our team will work together to treat you as a whole person because that is what you are.