Automobile accidents are unlike other personal injury fields because, during an auto accident, multiple parts of a person's body can get injured at the same time. If patients do not improve after conservative care, we get medical specialists involved to diagnose and document more severe injuries.
Medical imaging plays a crucial role in the evaluation and management of patients who have been in car accidents. Even if there are no visible injuries, there may be underlying damage to bones, muscles, and internal organs that can go undetected without medical imaging.
Prompt imaging after a car accident can also help to identify injuries that may not be immediately apparent, such as traumatic brain injuries or internal bleeding. This early detection allows for earlier intervention and treatment, which can be critical in preventing complications and improving outcomes.
We are networked with multiple imaging centers around Colorado to provide efficient access to imaging without the need to get insurance approvals.
Physiatrists, also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system and neurological function. A physiatrist focuses on improving patient function and quality of life through utilizing a comprehensive approach to care, taking into account the patient's physical, emotional, and social needs.
Physiatrists commonly treat back pain, spinal cord injuries, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and sports injuries. They also work with patients who have chronic conditions.
Physiatrists play a key role in complicated cases by developing and implementing individualized treatment plans that focus on improving patient function and overall quality of life. They work closely with our other providers, including physical therapists, massage therapists, speech therapists, and orthopedic surgeons.
Car accidents can cause a range of musculoskeletal injuries, including fractures, dislocations, sprains, strains, and tears. Orthopedic surgeons are skilled in diagnosing these injuries and developing treatment plans that help patients recover their mobility, reduce their pain, and prevent long-term complications.
In some cases, orthopedic surgery may be necessary to repair damaged bones or joints. Orthopedic surgeons can perform a variety of surgical procedures, including joint replacement, fracture repair, and ligament reconstruction, to help patients recover from their injuries and regain their quality of life.
We are networked with a range of orthopedic specialists including spine surgeons, general orthopedic surgeons, and foot and ankle specialists
Injection specialists are surgeons who perform minimally invasive procedures to treat pain and other conditions related to the spine. These procedures involve the injection of medication or other substances into specific areas of the spine to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and promote healing.
Spine injection procedures may be used to treat a range of conditions, including herniated discs, spinal stenosis, arthritis, and degenerative disc disease. They may also be used to diagnose the cause of back or neck pain.
We are networked with injection specialists who can perform injections quickly, effeciently, and at a reasonable cost.
Car accidents can have a significant impact on a person's psychological well-being, and seeking psychological support after an accident can be just as important as seeking medical attention. Even if there are no physical injuries, a car accident can cause emotional trauma, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Psychological symptoms may not appear immediately after the accident but can develop over time. It's important to be aware of changes in mood, behavior, or sleeping patterns that may indicate psychological distress. Some people may experience flashbacks, nightmares, or avoidance behaviors related to the accident.
Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is an effective treatment for psychological distress following a car accident. We are networked with multiple psychotherapists within the Denver Metro and Northern Colorado area.
One of the most common injuries in auto accidents is the loss or damage of teeth. Prompt treatment is crucial to increase the likelihood of preserving damaged teeth and preventing further damage to the surrounding structures. A dentist can evaluate the extent of the damage and develop a treatment plan that may involve fillings, crowns, or even dental implants.
In addition to tooth damage, auto accidents can also cause fractures or dislocations of the jaw or temporomandibular joint (TMJ). These injuries can result in pain, difficulty chewing or speaking, and may require immediate treatment to prevent further damage.
Dentists can also play a role in the diagnosis and treatment of other injuries related to auto accidents, such as whiplash or head trauma. They can assess the damage to the teeth and surrounding structures and work with other healthcare providers to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses all the patient's needs.
Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DOs) are licensed physicians who receive the same training as traditional medical doctors, but also receive additional education in osteopathic manipulative medicine.
DOs approach patient care holistically, taking into account not only the physical symptoms but also the patient's emotional, mental, and social well-being. They often use OMM techniques to complement traditional medical treatments, helping to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall function.
Like MDs, DOs can practice in any medical specialty and can prescribe medication, perform surgery, and provide comprehensive medical care. However, DOs bring a unique perspective to patient care, focusing on prevention and wellness rather than just treating disease and illness.