Auto Injuries Specialist

Morris Medical Center

Weight Loss Physician & General Practitioner located in Fort Myers, FL & LaBelle, FL

Auto injuries send more than 2 million Americans to the emergency room every year. Proper medical care after your auto injury is an essential part of the recovery process. At Morris Medical Center in Fort Myers and LaBelle, Florida, Dareld Morris, DO, and his team specialize in auto injury care. The team develops individualized treatment plans to reduce pain, promote healing, and help you get back to doing the things you enjoy. To schedule an appointment related to an auto injury, call the office or book online today.

Auto Injuries Q & A

What are common auto injuries?

Auto injuries vary from minor scrapes and bruises to life-threatening chest or head injuries. Some of the most common types of auto injuries include:

  • Concussion
  • Fractures
  • Dislocation
  • Whiplash
  • Strains and sprains
  • Back and spinal cord injuries
  • Internal injuries

In addition to the physical injuries, an auto accident may also affect your mental health, leading to conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, or anxiety. 

When should I seek auto injury care?

You should seek auto injury care as soon as possible. Though some auto injuries require emergency medical care, you may not think you need to see a doctor after a minor fender bender, especially if you don’t have any obvious symptoms. 

However, conditions like whiplash, strains, and sprains may not cause symptoms right away. But getting the medical care you need early may help prevent or limit the pain and stiffness that often follows these types of auto injuries. 

If you’ve been in an auto accident, contact Morris Medical Center to schedule an evaluation.  

What can I expect during an auto injury evaluation?

You can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you come to Morris Medical Center to manage your auto injury. During your initial evaluation, your provider asks detailed questions about the accident, your symptoms (if any), medical history, and types of medications and supplements you take.

Your provider then conducts a physical exam and may request diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out suspected injuries, such as bloodwork, X-rays, or MRI. Getting the right diagnosis early ensures you get the most direct treatment to support healing and prevent further damage or long-term pain. 

How are auto injuries treated?

Treatment for your auto injury is individualized based on the type of injury you have, the severity of your symptoms, and your overall health and medical history. Your auto injury treatment plan may include:

  • Activity modification
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Immobilizing brace or splint
  • Physical therapy

You can expect regular follow-up appointments at Morris Medical Center to monitor your auto injury recovery and adjust your plan as needed. Recovery from an auto injury varies but may take several weeks to several months. 

For comprehensive auto injury care, contact Morris Medical Center by phone or online today.