Auto Accidents Specialist

Port St. Lucie Pain & Medical Institute

Pain Management Specialists & Cosmetic Clinic located in Oakland Park, FL & Port St. Lucie, FL

Every year, 2.5 million Americans suffer an injury as a result of an automobile accident. At Port St. Lucie Pain & Medical Institute, home of Bossa Nova Lasers and Cosmetic Medicine, the team of doctors offers pain management solutions that help speed up your recovery and improve your quality of life. To find out more about the pain relief solutions available, call the office in Oakland Park, Florida, or click the online booking tool to make your appointment today.

Auto Accidents Q&A

What injuries are common following an auto accident?

Every time you get behind the wheel of your car, there’s a chance you’ll be involved in an accident. An automobile accident can cause minor or serious injuries. In the majority of cases, people walk away with bumps and bruises, but that doesn’t mean more serious problems won’t develop over time. 

It can take days or even weeks to experience symptoms following a car accident. Some of the most common injuries caused by car accidents include: 

  • Whiplash
  • Concussions
  • Muscle sprains
  • Joint pain

If you’re involved in a serious automobile accident, you might also break a bone or suffer an internal injury. 

When should I visit a doctor regarding an auto accident?

If you experience pain following an automobile accident and it negatively affects your quality of life, the team at Port St. Lucie Pain & Medical Institute, home of Bossa Nova Lasers and Cosmetic Medicine, can help. 

The team recommends you come in for an evaluation if you experience:

  • Neck or back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Headaches
  • Knee or joint pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • General stiffness

You should also seek professional medical help if the pain in your neck spreads into your arms or causes pins and needles sensations. These symptoms might point to a pinched nerve or herniated disc. 

How do you diagnose pain caused by an auto accident?

To diagnose the source of your discomfort, the team of doctors at Port St. Lucie Pain & Medical Institute, home of Bossa Nova Lasers and Cosmetic Medicine, performs a physical exam, reviews your medical history, and asks about the symptoms you’re experiencing. 

They might also ask you to stand up, sit down, and walk around the exam room to look at your posture and gait. If these tests don’t provide adequate information, your doctor might also order a series of X-rays or an MRI to get a closer look at the vertebrae and soft tissues in your neck and back.  

How is pain caused by an auto accident treated?

Treatment for pain caused by an automobile accident varies from patient to patient. The team of doctors at Port St. Lucie Pain & Medical Institute, home of Bossa Nova Lasers and Cosmetic Medicine, always takes a comprehensive approach to your pain management needs. 

Depending on your unique situation, they might recommend: 

  • Nerve blocks
  • Epidural injections
  • Facet injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Programmable narcotic pumps

The team can also prescribe painkillers and antibiotics to compliment these treatments. 

Throughout your recovery, your doctor monitors your overall health and the effectiveness of treatment. 

Don’t let the effects of an automobile accident prevent you from living your best life. Make an appointment by calling or using the online booking tool today.