- Automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of spine injuries and are responsible for more than 40 percent of spinal injuries every year.
- Nearly half of all chronic neck pain in America is due to car crashes—mostly low speed, rear impact collisions. 9% of Americans suffer from chronic neck pain because of this type of accident.
- Most injuries occur at crash speeds below 12 mph. Most cars withstand 8-12 mph impacts without vehicle damage; there is no correlation between vehicle damage and extent of injury.
- The peak acceleration of the victim’s head is much greater than the peak acceleration of the vehicle; a 5-mph crash typically produces about 10-12 G forces of acceleration of the occupant’s head.
- More than 3 million Americans are injured by whiplash every year.
- The reported risk of injury from low-speed, rear-impact collisions is 35-68%.
- So, for every 6 million occupants in low-speed rear impact collisions, about 3 million will be injured, 1.5 million will have chronic pain, and 300,000 of them will become disabled, usually due to pain.
Statistics provided from the Mayo Clinic and the Spine Research Institute of San Diego
Why you should choose Pain Management Consultants
Our experience with treating victims of auto accidents: At Pain Management Consultants, we have all the tools to get you up and running again after your accident. We have a team of physicians and staff with years of experience in helping victims of auto accidents. We are caring, compassionate, supportive, and want to make you feel better. We specialize in treating the types of injuries that are the most common following an auto accident. These conditions are found below.
Our referral network of specialists: In addition to our own wonderful staff, we have a strong referral network of specialists that we refer to if you need an outside opinion, want to consider a conservative path, or need specialized care. Ranging from spine surgeons to physical therapists, we have connections with revered specialists in our area that can help you further as you recover.
Our network of attorneys: Aside from the most important aspect of your recovery (your health), you may be in need of legal advice or representation following your accident. Pain Management Consultants has direct access to the top Personal-Injury and Disability specialists in the region. They have helped our patients before, and can assist you quickly and professionally.
We can produce reports and notes for your legal proceedings: Pain Management Consultants can prepare and produce reports, notes, or other medical documentation that you may need in your legal proceedings, insurance verifications, or for a variety of other purposes. PMC’s physicians will serve as expert witnesses in your legal proceedings if you so desire. We have done so in the past, and understand how helpful this can be to victims of auto accidents.
We will see all auto injury patients within 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays): We understand that Auto Accidents can cause stress and uncertainty in your life, which is why we will see all auto injury patients within 24 hours of you seeking help.
Conditions we treat that are associated with auto accidents
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Knee Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Muscle Spasms
- Muscle Tears
- Sprains and Strains
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
If you don’t see your condition here, or think you have an injury that is different than what we’ve listed, please don’t hesitate to call and/or schedule a consultation with us.
X-ray Indicative of Whiplash
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Regarding Auto Accidents
Click the questions below to find out more about auto accidents and your care.
How many car accidents occur in Florida each year?
How soon after a car accident should I see a physician?
Do I still need to see a physician if I do not feel pain or other symptoms after my accident?
Pain-free doesn’t mean injury-free, especially after experiencing trauma consistent with an auto accident. In the hours or days following, you may not be able to feel the physical effects of your car accident.
However, that doesn’t mean that you haven’t experienced an injury. A relatively minor shift in your vertebrae or disc can create a plethora of issues in the long term, causing you pain and aggravation when you least expect it and making it harder to correct because the problem has been long-standing.
But I wasn’t even going that fast? No more than 15 mph?
Can my physician help me get medical compensation for my injuries?
Is medical care covered by insurance?
I’ve already seen a chiropractor, should I come in?
What is the difference is between an MD and Chiropractors?
Our doctors provide a comprehensive approach to treating you, which begins with their expertise regarding your body in general. Their specialties, such as in Pain Management, provide them with further knowledge to help treat you. For these reasons, a visit to your doctor is preferred.