Making sure your care is our priority. We see our patients as individuals, and not as another statistic. For that reason, our approach is always personalized and customized to your needs. Our physicians provide comprehensive treatment therapies that encompass the entire body and include injuries to shoulders, knees, wrist, whiplash, back and neck pain, headaches and general wellness.
Our wide spectrum of therapies includes:
- X-ray, MRI’s, & CT scans are some of our diagnostic services
- Chiropractic treatment
- Physiotherapeutic treatment such as, electrotherapy, ultrasound, hot and cold therapies, stretching & exercise techniques, to restore function and mobility to damaged tissues caused by trauma, such as auto accident, slip & fall, repetitive use injuries and injuries in the work place.
Our physicians are all board certified and specialize in identifying personal injury medical conditions, how they affect you, and how to decrease your pain, restore function and your quality of life. Board certification means you are in good hands. In order to secure and maintain this credential, our doctors are required to undergo extensive training and continuing education.
In the state of Florida, your medical treatment is covered under your own auto insurance carrier, regardless of who is at fault. Personal injury protection or “PIP” insurance is required for every Floridian to drive legally and allows up to $10,000 in medical benefits, which pays for your medical care, lost wages, or any medical-related expense as a result of your auto accident.
We accept all auto PIP coverages, LOP “letter of Protections” for slip & fall injuries, workers compensation, Medicare and soon primary care insurance.
You are welcome into our practice regardless of whether or not you have insurance. Your health and helping you achieve the best quality of life is our priority.
You must see a doctor within 14 days of the incident in order receive full auto accident benefits. This does not mean a visit to the ER, which can be unnecessarily expensive if your injury is not life-threatening. While PIP coverage may seem sufficient to handle your medical bills, a visit to the emergency room can be costly and the medical bills can run up to thousands of dollars. Hospitals have the right to bill at a much higher rate for practically the same services you’ll receive at Spinal Injury Centers.
According to Florida Law, personal injury protection insurance (PIP) covers passengers and individuals no matter who is at fault.
While immediate medical attention is highly critical after a car accident, a visit to the ER is not always necessary. Our board certified physicians at Spinal Injury Centers treat all types of non-life threatening injuries. Our doctors take the time to properly evaluate crash victims and recognize the most common injuries associated with auto accidents, such as soft tissue injuries, which are often overlooked in emergency rooms and most urgent care facilities. An accurate diagnosis during your initial treatment is crucial; otherwise, your medical benefits may be limited and your best chance at a full recovery may be jeopardized.
If you’ve been to the ER after an auto accident, follow-up care is essential. It’s common to feel some pain and discomfort. Left untreated, these types of symptoms can persist and lead to further health complications. Sprain/strain injuries result from overstretched muscles and ligaments; however, it is the inflammation from these injuries that causes pain. If the inflammation is not properly managed within the first few days, scar tissue will form around the joints, furthering pain and decreasing joint function and mobility.
Common injuries include, but are not limited to:
- Spine, neck and back
- Knees, shoulders and wrists
- Scrapes and cuts
- Torn ligaments
- Dislocated, subluxated or broken bones
- Broken or bruised ribs
- Internal injuries
- Concussion, tinnitus “ringing in the ears”, vertigo “dizziness”
- Soft tissue injuries (muscle strains and sprains)
We are committed to our patient’s health and will ensure that you leave our practice feeling your best. During the course of treatment, we will develop chiropractic techniques and physical therapy programs that are specific to your needs. Chiropractic adjustments work with your body to balance the spine and central nervous system while physical therapy helps to restore injured muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
On your first visit, a physician will perform a thorough medical exam and order appropriate diagnostic tests to help determine the cause of your pain. You will receive an explanation of your diagnosis and treatment recommendations, which may include pain medications and/or physical therapy to ease your pain and discomfort. A physician will also determine the best approach to treatment and recovery and the appropriate next steps for your care, which could limit your ability to work or perform activities that inhibit your healing process.
Depending on the severity of your condition after the accident and the results of your exam, you may require further diagnostic testing. This can include an MRI, CAT scan or Ultrasound, which gives a detailed picture of the soft tissue structures (muscles, ligaments, discs, and internal organs). The scan provides a more definitive soft tissue diagnosis, and determines the extent of your injuries, approximate length of care and additional steps we’ll need to take to assist in your recovery.
A vehicle involved in an accident going only 5 mph can cause severe and long lasting whiplash. Whiplash results in trauma to the ligaments, tendons, muscles, discs, and even nerves of the neck. Common whiplash symptoms include, but are not limited to: neck pain or stiffness, headache, face or jaw pain, fatigue, shoulder pain or stiffness, pain between the shoulder blades, anxiety or irritability, lower back pain, sensitivity to noise, difficulty concentrating, blurred vision, difficulty swallowing, ringing in the ears, dizziness or vertigo, nausea, and TMJ disorders.
Our Spinal Injury Centers offices are open Monday through Friday. Our office welcomes patients from 9:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Tuesday & Thursday 3:00 – 7:00 pm, Saturday by appointment only.