Accidental Injuries

Bryant Medical Group

Alternative Medicine & Chiropractic Care located in Lafayette, LA & New Iberia, LA

Accidental injuries can happen to anyone at any time, and car accident and work-related injuries are some of the most common types. For evaluation and treatment after an accidental injury, see the team at Bryant Medical Group at one of their locations in Lafayette and New Iberia, Louisiana. Bryant Medical Group offers a range of conservative and minimally invasive treatment options to help you recover and feel better as quickly as possible. To schedule a visit, call or book online today.

Accidental Injuries

What types of accidental injuries require medical care?

The two most common types of accidental injuries seen at Bryant Medical Group are injuries from car accidents and the workplace.

Auto accident injuries

In 2016, more than 7.2 million car accidents were reported. As one of the leading causes of accidental injuries, car accidents account for most cases of whiplash. Whiplash occurs when your head and neck are forcefully jerked forward and backward when your car collides with another car. Side-impact collisions can also cause injuries to the side of the body, such as shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee injuries.

Work-related injuries

Work-related injuries are another possibility and are more likely to be overuse injuries than injuries from direct trauma. Common work-related injuries include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Muscle strains
  • Neck and back pain from poor posture or a sedentary job
  • Shoulder pain from poor ergonomics
  • Headaches related to posture

The team at Bryant Medical Group evaluates all types of accidental injuries and provides treatment for musculoskeletal complaints, many neurological conditions, and simple cuts, burns, and scrapes.

When should I seek medical care after an accident?

You should seek medical care as soon as possible after an accident or workplace incident. In some states, workers’ compensation and liability insurance require you to report work-related injuries within 30 days. Getting medical care and reporting your injury, if needed, can help you begin your recovery sooner.

How are accidental injuries diagnosed?

During your visit to Bryant Medical Group, your provider thoroughly discusses the incident or situation that caused your injury and performs a physical exam. The appropriate areas of your body are examined, including your range of motion, muscle strength, basic neurological function, and joint and muscle function.

If X-rays or an MRI are needed, the team refers you to a local imaging center.

How are accidental injuries treated?

Treatment for accident injuries depends on your diagnosis and the severity of your condition. The team offers a variety of conservative and minimally invasive therapies to help you, such as:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Soft tissue therapy
  • Electrical nerve stimulation
  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Trigger point injections
  • Ergonomic and lifestyle counseling

The team works with you to determine which therapies are most beneficial for your condition and outlines how long your recovery may take so you know what to expect.

To schedule a consultation for your injury, call or book online with Bryant Medical Group now.