Are you experiencing aches and pains after a motor vehicle accident? Your Fort Lauderdale, FL, osteopathic physician, Dr. Darin Bush, of Mobility Spine and Sports offers a variety of non-surgical treatments that can help you recover from your accident.
Types of car accident injuries
Car accidents can cause serious head trauma, spinal cord damage, broken bones, lacerations, and other injuries, including these common injuries:
- Whiplash: Whiplash occurs when your neck jerks back and forth or side to side suddenly when your car comes in contact with another vehicle or object. The movement may strain, sprain, or damage muscles, discs, nerves, ligaments, and tendons in your neck. Symptoms of whiplash can include headaches, nausea, trouble moving your neck, memory issues, blurred vision, dizziness, muscle spasms, and pain in your neck, upper back, shoulders, arms, or hands.
- Spinal Misalignments: The vertebrae in your back may become misaligned as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Neck and back pain may occur as a result. The misaligned vertebrae may also press against nerves, increasing pain, or causing your muscles to tighten painfully.
- Back Injuries: It's not unusual to experience back pain after an accident. Pain can be caused by damage to muscles, ligaments, nerves, soft tissues, or the spinal discs between your vertebrae.
- Limb Injuries: Your legs and arms are particularly vulnerable to damage during a car accident. In addition to broken bones and cuts, tendonitis, bursitis, sprains, joint dislocations, and tendon ruptures can occur.
Injuries aren't always visible immediately after your accident. In fact, it may take hours or days to feel pain or notice that you can't move your neck, back, arms, or legs easily.
How your doctor can help
During your visit to the Fort Lauderdale office, your doctor will perform a thorough examination, review the results of any tests you may have had, and recommend a treatment plan. Depending on your injuries, your plan may include spinal manipulation to restore the natural alignment of your spine or soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, or trigger point therapy to ease muscle and tissue pain and improve range of motion.
Other therapies may also be recommended, such as prolotherapy or platelet-rich plasma therapy to speed healing time or physical or occupational therapy. The therapies strengthen your muscles, reduce pain, decrease scar tissue, improve flexibility, and help you regain the function you need to carry out your usual activities.
Don't let pain keep you from living an active life! Call Dr. Darin Bush of Mobility Spine and Sports in Fort Lauderdale, FL, at (954) 414-7080 to schedule your appointment.