Any auto accident, even a fender bender, can result in a life-affecting injury. Following a car crash, seek help from the team of interventional pain management specialists at Florida Medical Pain Management with offices in St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, and Spring Hill, Florida. If you’re suffering the effects of an auto injury, get the relief you deserve so you can restore a high quality of life. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online to learn more.
Auto Injury Q & A
What types of auto accident injuries are addressed with pain management techniques?
A high-speed crash or a tap in a parking lot can cause damage to your vehicle and your body. The following types of injuries can cause chronic pain and deserve attention from the team at Florida Medical Pain Management:
- Soft-tissue injuries
- Herniated discs
- Neck injuries
- Displaced bone fragments in the spine
- Misalignments of the vertebrae
The effects of an automobile accident can take time to show up. You might not even notice these injuries at first, but if you live with them for weeks or months after your accident, they can cause pain and dysfunction.
What are the symptoms of auto accident injuries?
A major accident can cause targeted areas of pain immediately following the incident. Other injuries, especially those that linger, cause more subtle symptoms. These include:
- Headaches or migraines
- Overall body stiffness
- Neck pain or reduced range of motion
- Chest pain and back pain
In many cases, a car accident has caused micro-tears in soft tissue or damage to vertebrae in your spine. These might happen even during seemingly minor collisions.
If you’re experiencing lingering symptoms following a collision and they’re interfering with your quality of life, contact the team at Florida Medical Pain Management to learn your treatment options.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a common auto injury. When your neck is suddenly thrust forward and back, injuring the soft tissue that supports the cervical spine, whiplash has occurred.
Your soft tissue is designed to support your neck, but when thrust back and forth forcibly and quickly, the tissue breaks down. Microtears occur, leading to long-term pain and limited range of motion.
How are auto injuries treated?
Your treatment will depend on the kind of injury you suffered. The team at Florida Medical Pain Management have an arsenal of strategies that include:
- Physical therapy
- Nerve or root blocks
- Medications (prescription and over-the-counter)
- Ketamine infusion therapy
- Steroid injections
The treatments provided at Florida Medical Pain Management can reduce pain and inflammation, and relieve pressure on your nerves following an accident.
If you’ve suffered an automobile accident and have persistent pain from auto injuries, call the nearest office of Florida Medical Pain Management or book an appointment online to learn about your treatment options.