Premier Medical Group
Cape Coral’s leading provider for advanced wound care, rehabilitation, and chiropractic services
Auto accident injuries, if not treated correctly, can cause lifelong pain and discomfort. Therefore, it’s imperative to seek immediate and experienced medical intervention when you’ve sustained such injuries. At the Premier Medical Group in Cape Coral, Florida, victims of car crashes represent a major portion of the patients treated. Dr. Patrick King and the entire Premier Medical Group team are experts in providing medical care to patients who’ve been hurt in auto accidents. Call the office or use the online scheduler to book your appointment.
Auto Accident Injuries Q & A
What are common injuries associated with auto accidents?
Auto accidents are responsible for many different types of injuries. A few of the most common include:
- Hip dislocation
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Bruised ribs
- Dislocated shoulders
- Head trauma
Although seatbelts save lives, they can also be responsible for minor injuries to the shoulders, neck, chest, and abdomen.
The force of being jerked in one direction then another can affect almost every muscle and bone in your body. Many injuries aren't noticeable for 24-48 hours after an accident has occurred. This is why it's so important to visit Dr. King immediately after you’ve been involved in a crash. He can identify potential problems before they cause intense pain and loss of function.
What is whiplash and how is it treated?
Whiplash is caused by your head being violently jerked forward, then backward, as your car -- and your body -- is brought to an abrupt stop. Although whiplash can result from any type of fall, the force exerted on your body during an auto accident can cause a more severe neck injury.
A whiplash injury must be stabilized to prevent further damage to the ligaments and tendons that support your head and neck. Chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy can reduce inflammation and improve circulation in the area. Rehabilitation exercises work to rebuild strength in the neck and shoulders. Exercises also help to maintain flexibility while the injured area heals.
What methods are used to heal other accident-related injuries?
The Premier Medical Group offers a full rehabilitation program to patients who’ve suffered whiplash and other injuries sustained in automobile accidents. Each patient’s program is customized to facilitate the quickest recovery. One or more of the following modalities may be used:
- Rehabilitation exercises
- Hyaluronic acid injections
- Trigger point therapy
- Trigger point injections
- Nutrition counseling
Why should you seek care immediately after an auto injury?
The force exerted on your body in a car accident can cause injuries to almost any area of your body, which can range from mild to severe. The adrenaline released during the accident can mask your pain for the first few hours. Once it wears off and your body begins to relax, the true extent of your injuries will begin to appear.
For example, if you’ve sustained whiplash, you may not feel symptoms for the first day or two. Then the typical symptoms begin to appear: neck pain and stiffness, dizziness, headache, and blurry vision, to name a few.
It's important that you schedule a visit with Dr. King as soon as possible after an auto accident. Even though you may not have any visible injuries or feel pain yet, the fact remains that your body experienced a traumatic event. Dr. King can identify any problems and begin treatment immediately, reducing your overall pain and discomfort. This allows the healing process to begin right away and reduces the risk of long-term discomfort or disability.
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