Neurology is the diagnosing, treating and managing of disorders of the brain and nervous system. After an auto accident, many injuries can be neurologically related, even if it’s not recognized as a neurological issue initially.
Because these issues can be very serious, it’s important to seek treatment right away. If you have been in an auto accident contact Florida Physical Medicine to set up an appointment.
Why to See a Neurologist After a Car Accident
When people hear neurology, they normally think of the brain, but neurological care goes much deeper. Pain and injuries that are rooted in neurological issues can show up in ways that don’t appear to be neurologically related. The nervous system can be traumatized in even a minor-impact collision.
Symptoms Treated with Neurology
After a collision, you may begin to experience symptoms related to neurological issues. These symptoms have a wide range of severity and can begin mild but grow worse. These symptoms may include:
- Numbness and tingling in an extremity
- Weakness or numbness in an extremity
Neurology Pain Management Treatments
Treatments for neurological pain management vary widely depending on the individual and the injuries being treated.
Migraines and headaches can be treated with a prescription medication the doctor sees appropriate over your injury. Sometimes, headaches and migraines can resolve on their own after an accident. Other times, they are signs and symptoms of a deeper issue, like a brain bleed.
Common treatments and therapies for numbness and tingling include first determining the cause of the issue. Which nerve is damaged? Which level of the vertebrae is being affected to cause the issue? A physical exam and diagnostic imaging will help the physician properly diagnose your issue before creating a treatment plan.
Leave it to our specialists to diagnose and treat your neurological issues. Contact Florida Physical Medicine today to begin treatment.