Auto Injuries Specialist

Innovation Spine Medical

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Physical Therapy located in Malverne, NY & Queens, NY

Even if you don’t have serious injuries after an auto accident, you should always schedule a prompt comprehensive exam. At Innovation Spine Medical in New York, Dmitriy Fuzaylov, MD, and Ronald Michelli, DC, offer comprehensive care for auto injuries. They provide customized treatments that alleviate your pain, promote healing, and restore your health. Don’t wait to schedule an appointment. Call the Long Island office in Malverne or the office in Rego Park, Queens, or use the online booking feature today.

Auto Injuries Q & A

What are the most common auto injuries?

The type of auto accident determines where your injuries occur. However, the most common auto injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Concussion
  • Lower back injuries
  • Injured knees
  • Internal injuries
  • Fractures

You may also have widespread aches and pains throughout your body even if you don’t sustain a specific injury. 

Though a high-impact collision may result in extensive injuries, even a minor rear-end collision can injure your spine and cause ongoing neck and lower back pain. 

Can I have delayed symptoms after an auto injury?

Many people don’t realize that injury symptoms from an auto accident may not show up until hours or days later. Three types of injuries that often cause delayed symptoms are: 

Concussion 

If you have a mild concussion, symptoms such as confusion, dizziness, headaches, and memory loss can take days to appear. However, a moderate to severe concussion causes immediate symptoms. 

Whiplash

A whiplash injury occurs when a sudden impact forces your neck into a rapid back-and-forth movement. The fast, snapping motion can damage the vertebrae, muscles, ligaments, and nerves.

Though a whiplash injury typically causes neck pain and stiffness, shoulder pain, headaches, and lower back pain, these symptoms may be delayed for several days. 

Lower back pain

After an auto accident, you may notice mild back pain, but then the pain gets progressively worse over the next few days. This occurs because the accident causes a surge of adrenaline and endorphins. Adrenaline boosts your pain tolerance, and endorphins relieve pain. 

When should I see a doctor after an auto injury?

Severe injuries obviously require emergency medical care. However, even if you don’t have symptoms, you should get a prompt physical exam. Your provider can immediately diagnose any injuries, including those with delayed symptoms, and start treatment to ease your pain and lower your risk of complications.

You also need an exam to establish a connection between your auto accident and injuries. This information is important if you intend to file an insurance claim or want to be compensated for a no-fault auto injury. 

How are auto injuries treated?

When you seek a medical evaluation at Innovation Spine Medical, you have access to providers with extensive experience treating auto injuries. 

They help you recover as quickly as possible by customizing your treatment using a wide range of integrative treatments, including chiropractic care, interventional pain medicine, regenerative medicine, physical therapy, massage, and acupuncture.

If you need comprehensive care following an auto injury, call Innovation Spine Medical or book an appointment online today.