With around six million motor vehicle accidents in the United States per year, it’s not surprising that many people suffer painful and even disabling auto injuries. At Wellness and Surgery, the dedicated team of medical care professionals led by Jonathan Arad, MD, and Michelle Molina, MD, offers comprehensive care for motor vehicle accidents at their office in Ardsley, New York, and several offices in New York and New Jersey. To get on the road to recovery now, call the office or click the online scheduling tool now.
Soft tissue injuries are the most common kind of motor vehicle accident injuries. Whiplash, which describes neck area soft tissue damage, is particularly common.
This happens because the impact of an auto accident causes a whiplike reaction, with your neck snapping forward and then backward very quickly. Your skull might even very briefly move away from the upper spine. All the muscles and ligaments in your neck area can sustain serious damage in this situation.
There are many other types of soft tissue injuries, which can occur in any part of your body. Depending on how the auto accident happens, you can injure tendons, ligaments, and muscles in your spine, knees, shoulders, arms, legs, feet, or other areas.
Similarly, bone fractures can occur in virtually any part of your body during an auto accident. These fractures can occur because of impact when you hit the steering wheel, airbag, or even structures outside the car.
If you're in any type of discomfort or experience any disorientation after the accident, you need to seek care right away. Some common symptoms you should watch for include:
It's generally best to come into the Wellness and Surgery offices for a checkup after a motor vehicle accident, even if you don't have any of these symptoms right away. Some issues, for example, whiplash, may not show up for days or even longer.
Treatment depends on your diagnosis and individual needs. Your Wellness and Surgery provider performs comprehensive diagnostic testing to find nerve, bone, muscle, and other problems. Then, the team recommends a personalized recovery plan.
Your pain management may include a combination of medication, injections, and physical therapy. The goal is a full return to your normal activities, free from pain and restrictions.
The experienced Wellness and Surgery team is equipped to treat all types of auto accident injuries, from the mild to the debilitating, so don't wait to get the attention you need. Call the office or click the online appointment maker to arrange your accident assessment now.