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Half of the people who are unfortunate enough to experience an automobile accident are likely to suffer an injury. Some injuries are minor while others are more serious and require emergency medical attention.

Regardless of whether you feel any pain or notice any physical challenges after an automobile accident, you should always visit a medical professional for an examination. You may have an injury that has symptoms that take a few days to visibly display, but a careful medical examination can identify these injuries early on to maximize the efficiency of any treatment that is necessary. 

However, if you’re wondering about when you need to call for emergency assistance, take a look below at the symptoms of serious car accident injuries.

Symptoms of serious car accident injuries

If you or any of your passengers or people in other vehicles are displaying the following symptoms, please contact your local emergency services for immediate assistance:

  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Concussion
  • Blurred vision
  • Unconsciousness
  • Blood loss
  • Sharp pain in the spine or neck
  • Numbness in the spine or neck
  • Pain in the spine or neck that spikes when moving

These symptoms could represent life-threatening injuries that require immediate assistance. If there is any confusion about whether to call for emergency assistance, it may be in your best interest to play it safe and contact emergency medical providers. 

Treating car accident injuries

Injuries that are serious but not life-threatening can usually be treated at an orthopedic clinic. Different orthopedic specialists can provide different types of treatments.

Orthopedic surgeons can perform a variety of operations to help repair damaged tissue and correct the positioning of fractured bones. Doctors of chiropractic can help reduce pain and limited mobility in the spine and joints with chiropractic adjustments. 

At the Florida Spine and Joint Institute, we can examine your condition to determine if you have the signs of an injury and require treatment. We have multiple clinics across the state of Florida and one in Tennessee that are able to treat many types of car accident injuries.

Visit the Florida Spine and Joint Institute today for auto accident injury treatment

Have you recently been involved in an automobile accident? Our team has years of experience in treating a variety of car accident injuries. Don’t suffer from an injury any longer than you have to. Contact our team today for more information about auto accident injury treatment or call us at (866) 588-1997 to schedule an initial appointment.