Car Accident in Chattanooga TN
Have you or someone you know been involved in a car accident in Chattanooga? Deciding where to receive the most effective and appropriate care following a car accident can be difficult and confusing. However, this is a very important decision because of the vast number of injuries that often follow collisions, many of them not immediately noticeable. Through this article, our doctors at Pinnacle Physical Medicine & Rehab will assist you making these crucial initial decisions.
The types of injuries following car accidents varies greatly and depends on a number of things including; the speed of both cars involved in the collision, the size of the cars, the position of the headrests, bracing for impact etc. It is important to remember that the magnitude of the collision doesn’t always determine the severity of the ensuing injury. Even minor accidents have caused severe damage to the spine, nervous, and other bodily systems. One of the most common injuries involved with car accidents is whiplash, but cuts, concussions, muscular/ligament damage, broken bones, and internal injuries may also occur. People are often under the misconception that the injuries resulting from an automobile accident are always immediately noticeable or recognized within the first few days or weeks following the incident. However, the opposite is true and this idea often results in some of the most serious injuries that occur being overlooked. Therefore, if you have been in an accident it is important that you undergo a complete evaluation by our Pinnacle Physical Medicine & Rehab in Chattanooga team.
Integrative Care for Auto Accidents?
The impact of an automobile accident often damages multiple tissues and structures associated with the spine. This ligamentous, muscular, and osseous damage often creates an uneven pull on the spine. If these are allowed to persist and fail to receive appropriate treatment, a cascade of neurological problems may occur over the many years following the injury. This uneven pull on the spine often limits the normal motion of the back, leading to early signs of degeneration and other disease processes. Our Pinnacle Physical Medicine & Rehab doctors are fully equipped to address all aspects of the body through a combination of physical therapy, nutritional/supplemental advice, and soft adjustments of the misaligned bones throughout the body. This multi-faceted approach has been shown to be one of the most effective forms of treatment to attend to all of the various injuries occurring after car accidents.
What will happen at my first appointment following a car accident?
- An extensive history and documentation regarding the accident will be performed. Our doctors will concentrate on the effects of the accident on your body, so try to recall as much as possible.
- A thorough examination will be undertaken. Various orthopedic, neurological, and vital examinations will be done to determine the extent of the injuries. Our office is equipped with specialized instruments which may be able to detect underlying injuries that are often missed.
- An X-ray examination will be performed to view the bony structures of the body to evaluate for any possible damage.
- Our doctors at Pinnacle Physical Medicine & Rehab will then spend a significant amount of time putting together all of the findings of the examinations. From this information, we will devise a specialized treatment plan that is specific to your injuries.
A final thought
Following any automobile accident, make sure you consult with your Pinnacle Physical Medicine & Rehab doctor in Chattanooga immediately following the accident. Our training will allow us to detect and help those injuries which are specific to car collisions. If you or someone you know has been in an accident contact our office to set up a consultation as soon as possible. Having an integrative team on your side can make all the difference in your final treatment outcomes.
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