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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.

Spinal soft tissue injuries are the number one cause of acute and chronic pain, emotional upset, short and long-term financial distress and physical disability.

For far too long these injuries have been misunderstood to be ‘just’ a soft-tissue injury. Patients that cannot get spinal ligament injuries properly addressed and rehabilitated stand a very good chance of suffering from chronic pain.

As SmartInjuryDoctors, Bryant Medical Group’s team has the ability to properly treat you by understanding the severity and the location of your injuries, which comes from proper diagnosis.

Since Bryant Medical Group is a certified SmartInjuryDoctor facility, it gives us the ability to provide strong evidence for work injury cases, and auto accident cases. Our experienced office staff is well versed in providing and completing the correct paperwork necessary for these difficult cases, partnered with our ability to pinpoint your injury which resulted from the accident.

Bryant Medical Group doctors and staff use our technology to objectively document both the injury and improvement in detail, based on the “Gold Standards” for these types of cases. We believe that our patients deserve nothing but the best, and being SmartInjuryDoctor certified helps us provide that high standard in specific care for your injury.

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.

Have you been injured in an auto accident, on the job, or suffered a sports injury?

If you suffer from back or neck pain of any kind there is a good chance you have a Spinal Ligament injury that has not been discovered.

Ligaments hold the spine together. When they are injured it is called a Spinal Sprain.

A Sprain occurs when the ligaments stretch or tear. When the Spinal Ligaments are damaged, they allow the spine to significantly misalign while the spine is being used — which is the #1 reason why so many people suffer from back and neck problems.

These misalignments can be accurately and reliably measured by Spinal Kinetics’ Board Certified Medical Radiologists and the assistance of specialized computer technology.

Research shows us with Computerized Radiographic Measurement Analysis (C.R.M.A.), chances of an accurate spinal ligament diagnosis are exponentially higher. C.R.M.A. allows our doctors to more accurately and reliably determine the problem areas of the spine so the we can appropriately treat them.

This puts everyone on the same page and allows us to easily document your injuries. This is especially helpful to all parties if there is a medical legal situation involved.

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.