Car Accident Injuries

Rear End Collision - auto accident injury care

Injury Centers of Brevard - Car Accident Injuries Clinic

Have you been injured in a car accident as a passenger, driver, or pedestrian? Whether you’re in a lot of pain or feel fine on the surface, it’s important to pursue several steps right away for a full recovery and medical compensation. Injury Centers of Brevard will outline medical steps you should take for a full and fast recovery.

So that you don’t miss an important recovery or legal timeline due to personal circumstances, we provide free transportation from your home to our office for car accident patients. Please call the location in Brevard County, FL, nearest you to schedule a free pickup time.

Even if you don’t notice any injuries following an accident, it’s very important to seek car accident injury treatment in Brevard County.

You should get an exam within 14 days of the accident to get medical coverage from your Florida PIP insurance.

Sometimes injuries won’t show symptoms or feel painful right away. Internal injuries or trauma can be extremely serious, albeit invisible on the surface.

The second reason to seek immediate medical attention is for legal recordkeeping. In the event you need compensation to pay for your treatment or cover lost wages, it will be necessary to prove your injuries according to legal due process. A professional medical exam with signed paperwork will be a key part of the evidence you need to make a claim with your insurance company, liable parties, and judges.

If you were involved in an car accident in any capacity, please make an appointment at the Injury Centers of Brevard location nearest you. If needed, we can arrange for free transportation to our office.

Immediately following a car accident, there are a few things you can do to prepare for insurance claims or other legal procedures to support recovery. In addition to seeing a doctor right away, keep all medical bills and doctor’s notes. Write down descriptions of your injuries and the pain you experience, and take photos of your injuries as soon as possible after the accident.

The impact of a car accident can create almost any kind of injury, but at the Injury Centers of Brevard, here are a few of the most common injuries and symptoms we see and treat in our patients. Please contact us for help if you’re experiencing:


Whiplash is a neck injury resulting from the sudden back-and-forth jolting of the neck.

Specifically, whiplash occurs when there is an acceleration and deceleration movement to the cervical spine (the seven bones in your spine that surround your spinal cord) at least 10 mph. This causes the soft tissue like muscles and ligaments to stretch suddenly which can cause inflammation, soreness, and chronic pain.

This is one of the most common auto accident injuries and can result from a mere fender-bender. Symptoms of whiplash include neck pain, back pain, disorientation, depression, and insomnia.

Whiplash may also cause short term memory loss and difficulties with balance or walking for some time after the car crash or car accident.


A concussion is a common car accident injury alongside whiplash.

Concussions are an often-misunderstood injury that result from a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. This can happen in a car wreck when your head strikes against something inside of your vehicle like the steering wheel, windshield, moon roof, side door window etc., or outside of your car in a bike accident or pedestrian accident.

Concussions are traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) which change how your brain functions for a period of time. Symptoms include loss of consciousness; changes in concentration levels; vision problems; moodiness, depression, mood swings; and sensitivity to light and sound.

Bone fractures/broken bones

A broken bone is a crack in the continuity of the bone.

In some cases, one side of the bone can move relative to the other creating a displaced fracture. In more serious cases where the break completely goes through both sides of the bone, this is known as an open/compound fracture . This kind of break requires immediate attention from a medical professional for proper treatment and recovery. If left untreated, infected bones will further damage your body by releasing bacteria into your blood.

Bone fractures are common in auto accidents, with the risk of higher severity of the fracture going up with the severity of the auto accident.

Musculoskeletal injuries (stressed, strained, or torn muscles including ligaments and tendons)

Musculoskeletal injuries are stressed, strained, or torn muscles including ligaments and tendons. These are common auto accidents that can occur even in minor accidents.

Musculoskeletal injuries are more dangerous than they sound because the pulled or damaged muscles will not have proper support to hold up your skeleton system, causing joints to go out of alignment (a problem called subluxation).

Back and spinal cord injuries, including nerve pain, and musculoskeletal misalignment

Back and spinal cord injuries, including nerve pain, and musculoskeletal misalignment

These are all common auto accidents that can happen even in minor accidents.

Examples of musculoskeletal injuries are ligamentous sprains, tendonitis, bursitis, subluxation of the spine, arthritis, trismus (lockjaw), dystonia (involuntary muscle contractions), and radiculopathy (pinched nerve).

Musculoskeletal injuries can be treated with rest, ice or heating packs to relieve pain, elevation to reduce swelling if there is any present, immobilization if necessary, and physical therapy.

If you have strained a muscle or pulled a tendon your doctor might give you crutches for 1-2 weeks to rest the injured area.


At Injury Centers of Brevard, we have specialized expertise across a wide range of chiropractic treatment and medical treatment options for personal injury in Brevard County so that we’re ready to help our patients.

Learn more about any of our chiropractic care and other services below, or contact the location nearest you today in Brevard County, FL, to schedule a personal evaluation and get tailored treatment recommendations for:

Same-day and walk-in appointments available!

We take it upon ourselves to help each patient as much as possible, taking time to individualize our chiropractic treatment approaches to each unique case—we strive to provide the perfect solution to back pain, neck pain, and many conditions related to spinal problems and work related injuries.

If you believe you’re suffering from a subluxation or have any type of persistent back pain, please contact us or visit us at the location nearest to you to see if our Brevard County chiropractic adjustment treatment is the best choice for you.

At our injury center we work with most insurance plans, accept walk-in appointments and offer same-day appointments if you call ahead.

Great patient care is our priority, and we look forward to helping you live a better life.

Serving Melbourne, Titusville, and Cocoa Beach.

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