Motor Vehicle Accident Injury

Knight Neurology

Neurology Specialists located in Rockledge, FL

Experiencing numbness, tingling, or shooting pain after a car accident could be a sign of nerve damage, which needs evaluation and treatment. The expert neurologists at Knight Neurology in Rockledge, Florida, welcome you for testing to evaluate your nerve damage and can treat you with individualized care. Call the office to schedule an evaluation or book an appointment online today.

Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Q&A

What is a motor vehicle accident injury?

A motor vehicle accident injury is bodily harm resulting from a car accident. Car accidents happen very suddenly, and even if you don’t feel like anything is wrong, you should get a medical evaluation soon after a car accident occurs. Some injuries don’t show symptoms right away. 

Nerve damage is common from serious motor vehicle accident injuries. Even if you don’t show signs initially, nerve damage from a motor vehicle accident can cause:

  • Radiating pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness

You should contact Knight Neurology for an evaluation if you experience sensations like these shortly after a motor vehicle accident, especially if you have other known injuries affecting bone or soft tissue.

How can I tell if I have nerve damage from a motor vehicle accident injury?

You may have nerve damage from your motor vehicle accident injury if you experience the above symptoms. However, you won’t know if there is nerve damage or its extent until you undergo tests and studies at Knight Neurology. 

The team uses electromyogram and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS) to evaluate nerve damage after a motor vehicle accident. This test locates the nerves experiencing symptoms and assesses the severity of your neurological symptoms. 

Using your test results, your Knight Neurology providers create a treatment plan appropriate for the type and severity of your nerve injuries.

What are my treatment options for a motor vehicle accident injury?

Treating nerve damage after a motor vehicle accident injury requires an individualized approach. The team at Knight Neurology uses conservative care in most instances, so you can avoid surgery when it isn’t necessary. 

Your treatment for car accident-related nerve damage might involve:

  • Botulinum toxin injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Oral medications
  • Deep brain stimulation

The intensity of your treatment depends on the severity of your injuries. Treatment can restore almost all of your function and eliminate the symptoms in many cases. However, treatments for severe damage aim to reduce symptoms and prevent them from worsening. 

To schedule a neurological evaluation after a motor vehicle accident injury, call Knight Neurology or book an appointment online today.