Since the first reported COVID-19 case in Florida in March 2020, the public has been advised to limit their movements and avoid going out. However, as we all know, in reality it is not always possible to stay at home 24/7. People need to go out from time to time to buy groceries, medicines, and other essentials. Some might even need to head out for a doctor’s appointment to address certain health concerns. After all, COVID-19 is not the only disease around.
Despite the decrease in cars on Florida roads, auto accidents still happen. Patients with life-threatening life injuries still need to be rushed to the Emergency Department for immediate medical intervention.
Telemedicine for Auto Injuries
For minor injuries, you can avoid crowded waiting rooms by opting instead for telemedicine services for pain management. Once you schedule an online appointment with our doctor, you can already have a professional consultation and medical evaluation without going to the clinic. You will be attended by Dr. Escobar, an experienced pain management doctor at our auto injury clinic.
Most Common Auto Accident Injuries
Whiplash is an injury which is caused by sudden acceleration-deceleration wherein the head and neck suffer from fast forward-backwards movement. It is also known as neck strain because the force can stretch and tear your neck muscles and tendons.
Some whiplash injuries may have delayed signs and symptoms, while some may even lead to chronic neck pain. So, even if you experience neck pain and stiffness days or even weeks after the accident, it is still advisable to schedule a telemedicine appointment with a medical provider. Dr. Escobar will guide you through the next steps you need to do in order to recover.
Headaches are common in patients who were involved in an auto accident. It is essential to mention this to the doctor when they are taking your history, as a steadily progressing headache that doesn't respond to medications warrants an immediate intervention to find out the root cause.
Lower back pain
The lower back has many structures that can get injured. Lumbar spinal stenosis and herniated disc are only some of the more serious injuries that need the medical attention of our Pembroke Pines pain management doctor.
Scrapes, cuts, and bruises
These skin injuries need proper wound care to prevent infection. Our doctor can give you instructions through telemedicine. Bruises can range from mild to severe. They're generally caused by an acute impact, such as bumping against the interior of your car or slamming against the seatbelt. Most bruises should fade on their own within 2 or 3 weeks. If they are consistently darker or larger, consult Dr. Escobar at our auto injury clinic for an assessment.
Learn more about telemedicine for pain management
If you've been involved in a car accident, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment Dr. Escobar, a pain care specialist in Florida, with years of experience in pain management. Our clinic offers comprehensive and interventional pain management services, including stem cell therapy, spinal cord stimulation, platelet-rich plasma injections, epidural steroid injections, and other innovative techniques. All of which can help you to relieve your pain and regain your quality of life.
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