Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa
Spa and Wellness & Orthopedic Specialists located in Orlando, FL
There are more than six million car accidents each year in the United States on the nation’s four-plus million miles of roads. If you have a car accident injury, trust Pallavi Cherukupally, MD, and her team at Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa to put the pieces back together. If you’re in the Orlando, Florida, area, and you’ve been in a car accident, call or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.
Car Accident Injuries
What are the most common car accident injuries?
With more than six million car accidents each year in the United States, the variety of injuries is almost limitless. That said, some injuries are more common than others, including:
- Neck injuries, such as whiplash
- Head trauma
- Back injuries, including fractures and herniated discs
- Injuries to your shoulder or rib cage (seat belt injuries)
- Lower extremity injuries
Again, there are many ways you can injure yourself in a car accident, and they often require medical intervention.
When should I see a doctor?
Car accidents happen in the blink of an eye, often leaving you stunned and confused. Physiologically speaking, your body releases a rush of adrenaline as part of its flight-or-fight response, which can mask many injuries.
If you have no obvious injuries at the scene of the accident and choose to go home, you may start to develop aches and pains several hours, or several days, afterward, which is certainly true of neck and back injuries.
For example, if your head rocketed back and forth, you may have incurred whiplash, and the symptoms are often delayed by a day or two. Typically, the morning after your car accident, you may start to feel stiffness or develop a headache. As the signs of whiplash progress, you may lose range of motion in your neck and experience numbness or tingling in your arms.
The symptoms of back injuries, too, can develop slowly, starting out with a dull ache that may degenerate into pain, limited movement, and radiating symptoms down your legs.
The bottom line is that the first 24 hours after a car accident will reveal much about whether your body sustained an injury. Be mindful to monitor your symptoms and get in to see Dr. Cherukupally if they stay the same or get worse.
What are the treatments for a car accident injury?
As an orthopedic specialist, Dr. Cherukupally understands the impact that a car accident can have on your musculoskeletal structure, and she brings this experience and knowledge to your treatment. Depending upon the nature of your injury, her goal is to address your immediate discomfort and then work on a long-term solution, so you do not experience lingering health consequences after a car accident injury.
The biggest tool in her treatment arsenal is regenerative medicine, namely stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies that help your body heal naturally, on a cellular level. These treatments encourage your body to repair, rebuild, and regenerate the soft tissue that was affected in the injury, allowing you to regain pain-free movement.
If you experienced a car accident injury, call Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa for relief. Or you can use the online booking tool to request an appointment.
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