Every day, thousands of Americans are involved in automobile accidents. Many of these accidents cause injuries, some of which are minor and others require medical treatment.
Some of the most common ways to get hurt in an automobile accident are to stretch and tear your soft tissue, muscles, or break your bones or joints. When this happens, you’ll need to visit an orthopedic specialist for treatment.
Common orthopedic injuries from automobile accidents
Depending on the cause and severity of your injury, you may benefit from noninvasive orthopedic treatments like chiropractic care or you may need surgery. Either way, Florida Spine and Joint in Orlando, Florida, can help you recover from an auto accident injury.
Some of the most common orthopedic injuries from auto accidents that we treat include:
- Broken ribs
- Herniated discs
- Knee injuries
- Strained or ruptured muscles or tendons
- Sprained or torn ligaments
When to get help after an automobile accident
It’s best to seek medical assistance immediately after you’ve been in an automobile accident. You may feel fine and not notice any injuries, but some symptoms can take days to fully develop. By this point, it may be more difficult to treat your injury.
Healthcare professionals, like those at Florida Spine and Joint, are capable of examining your condition to determine if you have any injuries. If you do, our team will formulate a treatment plan to help you recover with less pain and as quickly as possible.
Treatments for automobile accident injuries
At Florida Spine and Joint in Orlando, we treat automobile injuries with interventional procedures and orthopedic surgery. The best treatment for you will depend on what kind of injury you have and how severe it is.
- Interventional procedures — Interventional procedures are minimally invasive treatments that involve the use of injections or very tiny surgical instruments.
- Orthopedic surgery — Some injuries cannot be corrected with non-invasive treatments. In these situations, orthopedic surgery may be the best option. Our team specializes in minimally invasive versions of many different surgeries, so you can recover faster and with less pain.
You may also benefit from chiropractic care if you’ve been in an automobile accident. Talk to us about finding one of our clinics near you that offers chiropractic care.
Visit Florida Spine and Joint in Orlando to treat an auto accident injury
If you’ve recently been involved in an automobile accident, don’t hesitate to have a medical professional examine your condition. Visit one of our team members at our Orlando clinic for an examination or for treatment. Contact us today to speak with one of our dedicated patient care coordinators and learn more or to schedule an appointment.