Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Doctor
Have you recently been injured in a car accident? Performance Rehabilitation in Somerset County, NJ can help you!
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If you or someone you know is injured in a car accident, PIP doctors can help and increase your recovery. Some doctors are trained to deal with only personal injury cases with significant knowledge about how insurance companies operate. Different types of personal injury doctors specializing in auto vehicle accidents such as chiropractors, pain management, and Physical Therapists. PIP case injuries can range from broken bones to soft tissue damage. Unless a patient requires surgery, a PIP doctor should be able to treat all things associated with a patient’s vehicular accident.
PIP insurance will not pay for any expenses unrelated to a patient’s case. Unrelated expenses can include: damage to your vehicle, theft of your vehicle, or damage to someone else’s property. Do not wait to see a personal injury doctor, go as soon as possible. If not, there will be what is called a “gap in treatment.” A gap in treatment can cause many problems with a patient’s case in the future. Waiting to see a PIP doctor can cause major issues for medical claims. Insurance companies take a look at the records and see when a patient received treatment, if a patient waits too long it is hard for them or a lawyer to believe that a patient was injured. Patients are advised to see a medical professional within 72 hours of having an accident. Schedule your appointment at any one of our clinics in Somerset County, NJ.
Common Injuries From Motor Vehicle Accidents Include…
Herniated discs (also known as slipped or ruptured discs) can occur in the neck or back. Discs are located between each vertebrae, acting as a protective cushion. The impact of a car accident can push a disc out of place. Herniated discs may put pressure on surrounding nerves. Symptoms may not appear right away. The pressure of the disc on nerves may cause pain or dullness throughout the spine, possibly extending to the limbs and causing numbness.
Car accidents also cause a variety of other back injuries, including fractures and strains. Back pain symptoms can be treated with various types of chiropractic care as well as physical therapy.
A bone fracture is another injury that might not be apparent immediately following your motorcycle accident. They can be characterized by swelling, pain, tenderness, or the ability to hold up weight. As adrenaline fills your body after an accident, you’ll find that you might be surprisingly mobile and nimble in the moments following your crash. After that shock subsides, pain and discomfort begin to appear.
Pay attention to how your body feels following your accident. If you haven’t had an x-ray but feel some discomfort, be careful not to put pressure on the parts that feel uncomfortable. You could turn a fracture into something much worse.
SPINAL CORD INJURY
Your spinal cord connects to most of the body’s nervous system and is part of a sensitive infrastructure. Any damage to your spine could lead to paralysis or permanent mobility issues.
If you experience muscle spasms, numbness, or any kind of loss of movement, seek the help of a personal injury doctor immediately. Your spinal issue might be minor but could become worse without treatment.
As motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, you should take care to pay attention to your body and get the opinion of a specialist.
When a car suddenly stops, your body continues to move forward until it is jerked back by impact with the seatbelt or the front of your seat. This sudden movement can cause strains in the neck area, more commonly known as “whiplash.” Whiplash can cause mild pain that heals in a few weeks, but it may also cause more permanent damage to the vocal cords or spinal cord.