More than three million people are injured in auto accidents each year. At Berkower Pain and Spine Rehabilitation, Dr. David Berkower offers nonsurgical treatment options for patients suffering from acute or chronic pain. At his practice in Pembroke Pines, Florida, Dr. Berkower helps diagnose your auto accident injuries and provides relief from your pain. Call the office today or book an appointment online to get the treatment you need.

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Should you see a doctor after an auto accident?

Your body has the ability to mask pain when you’ve experienced trauma. For this reason, it’s always important that you see a doctor after an auto accident.

When you’re involved in a car accident, you may not have visible scrapes and bruises, so it can be easy to assume you haven’t been injured. However, internal injuries involving your muscles and joints can take days to show symptoms.  

What are the most common auto accident injuries?

Auto accident injuries can vary based on the details of the collision. Factors that may affect the severity of your injuries can include:

  • Whether or not your seatbelt was worn
  • Where the vehicle was hit
  • Speed
  • Whether or not the airbags deployed
  • Body position

Based on these details, you can suffer from an impact injury, penetrating injury, or both. An impact injury develops as a result of the affected body part hitting something in the interior of your vehicle. A penetrating injury refers to scrapes or bruises that are caused by mobile objects or glass in the vehicle.

The most common auto accident injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Back sprains
  • Cuts
  • Head injuries
  • Internal injuries, such as broken ribs
  • Leg and arm pain

Auto accidents can also cause painful soft tissue injuries. These are the injuries that you can’t see and may not feel until days later. Soft tissue injuries involve damage to your muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

How are auto accident injuries treated?

As a highly skilled physical medicine and rehabilitation physician, Dr. Berkower specializes in treating pain, no matter how mild or severe. Using a combination of clinical examinations, he can assess your injuries to ensure you get the exact treatment you need for a pain-free life.

Depending on the pain caused by your injuries, Dr. Berkower can offer nonsurgical treatment options that may include injections, medical management, and physical rehabilitation. He commonly treats auto injuries such as whiplash, back sprains, and broken ribs. If you’ve been in an auto accident, contact Dr. Berkower’s office in Pembroke Pines for an appointment.