Auto Accident

Auto Accident Injuries

Millions of people are injured in automobile accidents each year. Auto accidents are classified as either low velocity (below 10 mph) or high velocity (above 10 mph). In low velocity accidents, the injuries usually result from the rapid movement of the body during the crash. Common low-velocity injuries include whiplash and muscle strains/sprains. The onset of these type of symptoms can often be delayed.

More serious injuries typically occur in high speed collisions due to the fact the victim often experiences a second impact, hitting an object in the vehicle such as the airbag, dashboard or even the windshield.

Typical symptoms that may result are:

  • Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Headaches
  • Numbness or Tingling
  • Anxiety or Fear of driving
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability or Sleeplessness

Injuries from a car accident can not only be agonizing, but it can delay healing if not treated properly. We provide our patients who have suffered from a auto accident with the most thorough therapies offered by our licensed professional staff.

Accident Facts You May Not Have Known:

  • Threshold for cervical spine soft tissue injury is 5 mph
  • Most injuries occur at speeds below 12 mph
  • A 5 mph delta V crash typically produces 10-12 g of acceleration of the victims head
  • Other studies show that most rear impact injuries occur at speeds of 6 mph to 12 mph (majority below threshold for property damage to vehicle)
  • Delayed onset of symptoms has shown to be more common
  • Millions of Americans are injured in whiplash accidents each year

Coastal Care Medical Center

11761 Beach Blvd, Suite 8
Jacksonville, FL, 32246
Phone: 904-642-3304
Fax: 904-642-8375

Family Medicine:

Monday thru Friday 8am-5pm
Physical Medicine:
Monday thru Friday 8am-6pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

If you are new to Coastal Plus Medical you can save time by printing our “New Patient”, paperwork and filling it out at home before your first visit.

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