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