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Motor vehicle accidents frequently cause injuries that require professional medical treatment. There are different options for treating injuries. Your doctor can examine your condition after an automobile accident and determine what kind of treatment is best for you.

Also, keep in mind that even if you feel no pain after an automobile accident, you may still have an injury. Some symptoms take days to build up. By the time the symptoms have built up, your injury may be more painful and difficult to treat. 

Common treatments for an injury after an accident

  • Rest — At the core of many recovery plans is to get a lot of quality rest. A common mistake that many people make is trying to push through the pain and perform physical activities. This can result in making your pain worse and your injury more severe.
    Make sure you get plenty of rest while recovering from an injury and avoid exacerbating your injury with physical activity.
  • Chiropractic care — Doctors of chiropractic specialize in treatments that help reduce pain and improve your range of motion after automobile accident injuries. Chiropractic care does not involve any medication or surgical procedures.
    The goal of chiropractic care is to treat pain and improve your range of motion without making incisions or using drugs. This can result in quicker recovery times with less pain and lower risks of complications.
  • Orthopedic surgery — Orthopedic surgeons specialize in a variety of treatments to help people recover from many different auto accident injuries. Some orthopedic surgeries require the surgeon to make large incisions to open up the surgical area and treat your injury. However, many surgeons can perform minimally invasive surgical operations,  which require much smaller incisions.
    Using smaller incisions results in less pain and fewer risks of infection and other complications during your recovery.
  • Interventional care — Some injuries require more than what chiropractic care can offer but aren’t serious enough to require surgery. In these cases, orthopedic specialists can use interventional care.
    Interventional care procedures are minimally invasive procedures that primarily rely on the use of injections and medications. These medications are directly injected into the injured area to treat the pain and improve your range of motion. 

Visit the Florida Spine and Joint Institute to treat your automobile accident injury

A motor vehicle accident injury can make your daily life a lot more painful and challenging. Our team at the Florida Spine and Joint Institute wants to help you recover and improve your quality of life. Contact our team today to learn more about treating automobile accident injuries or to schedule an initial appointment.