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Florida Spine and Joint
Auto Accident Treatment

On average, there are six million automobile accidents in the United States every year. Of these six million, more than half of the people involved suffer some form of injury. Auto accident injuries are no joke. They come in many different forms and almost always require professional healthcare treatment. If you’ve recently been involved in an automobile accident, you need to see a doctor for an examination as soon as possible. It doesn’t matter if you feel no pain or do not notice any loss of mobility immediately after the accident. Some auto accident injuries take a few days before they start displaying noticeable symptoms. By putting off treatment, the injury can grow worse and require more time for recovery. At Florida Spine and Joint, our healthcare staff specializes in treatments to help people recover from automobile accident injuries. Whether your injury is mild or severe, you can find the help you need from one of our team members.

Whiplash

Whiplash is chronic pain in your neck that is the result of a sudden jerking motion in one direction. Since automobile accidents usually involve rapid acceleration to deceleration, or vice versa, it’s common for the neck to jerk in one direction. Symptoms of whiplash include:
Chronic Pain
Stiffness
Exhaustion
Headaches
Blurred vision

Concussion

A concussion is a brain injury that is the result of impact to the skull or a sudden jerking motion that causes your brain to crash against the inside of your skull. Concussions are usually not life-threatening but they are considered a serious injury, especially if you have a history of concussions. Symptoms of concussion include:
Headache
Confusion
Nausea
Slow response time
Dizziness
Amnesia
Slurred speech

Fractures

The impact from automobile accidents may directly affect your bones and cause them to break. Fractures range in severity from mild hairline fractures to severe complete fractures. Symptoms of fractures include:
Intense pain in the afflicted area
Swelling
Bruising
Inability to use the injured limb
Inability to put weight on the injured limb

Herniated disc

The vertebrae in your spine are separated by soft, jelly-like discs that serve to cushion the vertebrae. An injury can cause these discs to rupture or “herniate,” which puts immense pressure on the nerve running through your spine. Auto accident collisions can cause trauma that forces one or more of these discs to rupture. Symptoms of herniated disc include:
Intense pain that stems from the spine either into your shoulder or into your buttocks and thighs
Numbness
Loss of strength

Joint damage

Sudden pain and immobility in one or more of your joints, including your ankles, knees, elbows and wrists, can occur after an automobile accident. Joint damage often occurs alongside a fracture in many severe automobile accidents. Symptoms of joint damage include:
Inflammation of the joint
Swelling
The appearance of deformation in the joint
Loss of mobility
Intense pain

Common treatments for auto accidents

The best treatment for you depends on the severity of your injury. Our physicians at Florida Spine and Joint can perform a comprehensive evaluation of your condition to determine what kind of treatment is necessary. Treatments we provide for auto accident injuries often include:

Chiropractic

Chiropractic care is a method of healthcare for reducing pain and improving mobility through the manipulation of joints. Doctors of Chiropractic focus on conditions that affect your musculoskeletal and nervous systems, which are commonly injured in automobile accidents. This treatment is especially helpful for victims of whiplash or a concussion.

Orthopedic surgery

Severe automobile accidents cause musculoskeletal injuries that may require surgery for treatment. In these cases, you’ll want to see an orthopedic surgeon. Orthopedic surgeons specialize in surgeries to treat conditions that affect your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. This may include your knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, feet, hips and more.

Spinal surgery

Spinal surgery may be necessary in cases where an auto accident causes a herniated disc or other spinal injuries. These surgeries are performed by highly trained spinal surgeons who specialize in a variety of minimally invasive spinal procedures.

Interventional procedures

Interventional procedures are used to treat back pain and reduce the severity of symptoms. These procedures are minimally invasive. Many do not use much more than needles to access the spine.

Let Florida Spine and Joint Help You
if you’ve been hurt in an automobile accident

If you’ve been in an automobile accident, don’t wait to get help. Our physicians can evaluate your condition and determine which treatment will be best. Whether you notice any pain after an accident or not, it’s important to see a healthcare professional like one of our team members to be sure you’re in good shape.

Patient Story

"I had a partial knee replacement done with Dr. Tort from a car accident injury and he has been all around incredible since he first time I met him. The surgery was done with such perfection. He explained several times exactly what I was having done and assured me it was the best possible outcome for my situation. I trusted him and I’m so glad I did. Post surgery, I’ve seen him as many times needed. He has answered all my questions. I’m thankful for his competence as a doctor and care."
-Maria Correa