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Auto Accident Treatment

iRISE provides proven treatments to accelerate recovery from auto accidents

On average, there are six million automobile accidents in the United States every year. Of these, more than half of the people involved suffered some form of injury.
Many of the injuries from an auto accident may require medical treatment.

If you’ve been in an accident, you should see a doctor for an examination as soon as possible.

You may not immediately feel any pain or experience any loss of mobility. Some auto accident injuries can take a few days before they start displaying noticeable symptoms. By putting off treatment, the damage can grow worse and require more time for recovery.

At at iRISE 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.

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Whiplash

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

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Concussions & Fractures

Concussion

A concussion is a brain injury that is the result of a skull collision with the brain. It’s often the result of a sudden jerking motion. The jerking motion causes your brain to crash against the inside of your skull. Concussions are usually not life-threatening; however, it can indeed be 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 of an automobile accident 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

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Disc and Joint Damage

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

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

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Common Accident Treatment

Common treatments for auto accidents

The best treatment for you depends on the severity of your injury. Our physicians at iRISE 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 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.

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 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 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.

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 CorreaiRISE Patient