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Auto Injury

Florida Pain Medicine

Pain Management Physicians located in Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Brandon, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Tampa, Riverview, and St. Petersburg, FL

Americans spend more than a million days each year hospitalized after auto injuries, and more than 2.5 million people visit emergency rooms annually for treatment. If you’re still experiencing lingering, painful symptoms following a car crash, the expert medical team at Florida Pain Medicine, with locations in Wesley Chapel, Zephyrhills, Brandon, Ormond Beach, Port Orange, Tampa, Riverview, and St. Petersburg, Florida, offers the most advanced treatments in pain management. The team of board-certified doctors specialize in interventional pain procedures so you can get long-term relief, increased mobility, and return to your active lifestyle. Call or schedule an appointment online.

Auto Injury Q & A

What are the Most Common Auto Injuries?

If you’ve been driving for any amount of time, chances are you’ve been in some kind of car accident, even if it was just a fender bender. But if you’ve been involved in a more serious wreck, you may still suffer occasional or chronic pain from the injuries you’ve sustained. In some cases, the pain from a car accident can follow you for many years and have an impact on your quality of life.

Some of the most common auto accident injuries include:

  • Whiplash (neck injuries)
  • Back injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Muscle and joint injuries
  • Damaged knees
  • Internal injuries
  • Head injuries

Many times, long after you’ve had your car repaired your body still suffers from the long-term, painful effects of your injury. In fact, research shows that serious spinal injuries and accompanying problems are quite common in a car crash. If left untreated, these injuries can have a significant impact on your daily life and emotional well-being.

How are Auto Injuries Treated?

The treatment you receive for an auto injury depends largely on the type of trauma you experienced. Anytime you hurt your neck, head, or spine, it can be extremely painful and take time to heal.

Auto accidents are by far the leading cause of spinal cord injuries. If you were in an accident and you have chronic back pain, come see the doctors at Florida Pain Medicine to evaluate your spine and any other injuries you have. Once they diagnose the underlying causes of your pain, they create a customized, comprehensive treatment plan to help you get relief from pain, as well as to help correct any damage that was done to your spinal cord, head, neck, or any other related issues.

The team at Florida Pain Medicine specialize in interventional pain procedures and therapeutic techniques to help restore your mobility and increase your comfort.

What are Interventional Pain Procedures?

Interventional pain procedures and pain management involve therapeutic techniques as well as pain medication. To help manage your pain, your doctor may prescribe any of the following:

  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Epidural injections
  • Facet injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Radiofrequency ablation

Anesthetic medicine injected around injured joints, nerve, or tendons can offer significant pain relief so you can function normally again.

If you were involved in an accident and still experience the painful side effect of an auto injury, call or schedule a consultation online with Florida Pain Medicine today.