If you have been affected by a motor vehicle accident, you are not alone. Experts estimate that seven out of every 10 adults will be in a car accident at some time in their lives. Worldwide, almost 50 million people are injured in car accidents each year.
In some cases, accidents cause painful acute injuries. In others, they may lead to chronic pain that develops over time. At any given time, roughly one in twenty individuals in the US is suffering from chronic pain that was caused by a motor vehicle accident.
It is not uncommon for individuals to feel fine immediately after an automobile accident, but to develop pain days later. This can occur because the pain is related to inflammation and irritation that develops over a period of days.
We are committed to the belief that you do not have to live in pain. Our dedicated team can help identify the source of your pain and provide a treatment plan to help you heal and get back to your full life.
Most Common Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
There are a number of injuries that are commonly seen after a car accident. The most common of these is whiplash. This type of injury is most common when you are struck from behind, which is the most common type of motor vehicle accident.
Whiplash is known as an acceleration-deceleration injury. It is caused by the fact that there are two decelerations in most accidents: your car stops moving before bodies inside do. Seatbelts provide excellent protection against worse injury, but can still lead to hyperextension in your neck. When your head is thrown back and forth, the resulting strain on the vertebrae in that area can cause cervical facet joint damage and irritation to the surrounding tissue.
Back injuries are also common after motor vehicle accidents. The discs in your spine can become herniated after the trauma of a car accident. Muscle strains are also common injuries. Proper treatment can help alleviate pain and speed healing after an accident.
Our Treatments for Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries
At Gulf Coast Pain Institute, we offer a comprehensive and coordinated program to get you the treatment that you need for a quick and optimal recovery. Treatment options include:
- Immediate Medical Services. Our Emergency Medical Condition (EMC) evaluation allows us to assess your injuries and determine the best treatment path.
- Chiropractic Care.
- Massage Therapy.
- Physical Therapy.
- Non-surgical Spinal Decompression.
- Spinal Injection Treatments.
This combination of conservative and aggressive pain management therapies can help individuals get the recovery that they need. Each patient is individual and we customize treatment plans to work with your body and your specific injuries.
Our patients benefit from continuity of care from their first assessment all through recovery. For most patients, this means fewer returns to the emergency room and faster, more cost-effective treatment. Our physician-directed integrated approach means a wider range of care options to give each patient the best care possible.
Because you are getting all of your care in a multi-faceted, comprehensive program, you are able to get all of your care under a single roof. We work with your insurance whenever possible so that you can concentrate on healing instead of paperwork. We use the ACOEM and ODG guidelines for pain management, which many insurers are adopting as their authorizing guidelines.
Get the Care You Need Now
We offer immediate motor vehicle accident injury evaluations without an appointment. Our EMC physicians can assess your injuries right away and can provide information about your need for medical or surgical care related to your motor vehicle accident. Your health is our priority and we will work with you to provide the treatment plan that will give you optimum healing results.
Have you been injured in a motor vehicle accident? Gulf Coast Pain Institute can help. We will assess your injury, determine the cause of your pain and get you on a treatment program to treat your pain and help you get back to full health. Call us to make an appointment.