Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons & Neurosurgeons located in Hollywood, FL, Coral Gables, FL, & Boca Raton, FL
Many car accidents result in medical injuries. Though injuries vary in type and severity, if you were involved in a car accident that resulted in a neck or back injury, Behnam Myers, DO, MPH, and Howard Levene, MD, PhD, at Spine Solutions can help. The board-certified spine surgeons offer innovative treatments to ease neck and back pain and restore function and mobility. Call the office in Hollywood, Boca Raton, or Coral Gables, Florida, or book an appointment online today.
Car Accidents Q&A
What are the common spine injuries from car accidents?
Car accidents cause all types of injuries, from bumps and bruises to broken bones. Though you may injure any body part during a car accident, spine injuries are common and may include:
- Disc herniation
- Fractured vertebrae
- Spondylolisthesis (vertebrae slips out of place)
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of space in the spinal canal)
- Sprains and strains
The severity of these spine injuries vary and may depend on the details of your car accident as well as your overall health.
Who needs medical attention following car accidents?
Everyone involved in a car accident requires medical attention. Though some injuries are obvious and have you at the emergency room immediately following your accident, other injuries may not cause symptoms right away.
Getting medical attention immediately following your car accident ensures you get an accurate diagnosis and the right treatment plan to prevent your condition from worsening.
If you think you injured your neck or back following a car accident, schedule a consultation at Spine Solutions.
What happens during a consultation for car accidents?
When you visit Spine Solutions for a car accident consultation, the board-certified spine surgeons conduct a comprehensive clinical exam to provide you with an accurate diagnosis.
Your provider asks detailed questions about your car accident and your current symptoms. Then, they perform a physical exam, paying close attention to the structure and function of your spine.
To confirm or rule out a diagnosis and assess the severity of your spine injury, your surgeon performs imaging tests, such as an MRI or CT scan.
The practice also offers MRI reviews if you have concerns about your diagnosis and want a second opinion.
How are spine injuries from car accidents treated?
Treatment for your spine injury following a car accident depends on injury type and the severity of your symptoms.
Though Dr. Myers and Dr. Levene are experts in spine surgery, they initially recommend nonsurgical interventions to heal your spine injury, such as:
- Activity modification
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Ice and heat
- At-home exercise and stretching program
- Physical therapy
- Epidural injections
If nonsurgical treatments fail to improve your neck or back pain, your surgeon may recommend minimally invasive spine surgery to treat your injury.
Find out more about treatments for car accidents at Spine Solutions by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.
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