Auto Accident Injuries

If you are suffering from pain or mobility issues following an auto accident, you can rest assured that you and your injuries will be treated with care, and your recovery regiment will be tailored to your unique needs. Just like all car accidents are not the same, your treatment and pain management shouldn’t be either.

Common auto injuries that we successfully treat include:

Whether your injury was minor or traumatic, and regardless of the severity, we will assess your situation and personalize a treatment plan just for your condition. Our goal is to get the results you need as soon as possible and give you the best chance for a quick recovery.

If you or a loved one are in pain due to a car accident, don’t wait! Call us immediately at (727) 596-4878 to schedule an appointment.

How does pain work?

Pain is your body’s response to negative stimuli. Pain can result from external forces, like a car accident, or can be caused by internal health issues. Pain comes in a variety of sensations, varying from mild and dull to unbearable and extreme.
You can experience short-term pain from injuries, called acute pain, or long-term or recurring pain from underlying conditions, called chronic pain.
You may be curious about the mechanisms in your body that cause you to feel pain. The pain you feel is detected by specialized nerve receptors (called nociceptors).

They detect damage to your tissues and send a message to your spinal cord that goes to your brain telling you that you’ve been hurt. Sudden pain from injuries is often accompanied by a reflexive response, like pulling your foot off of a sharp object on the floor after stepping on it. Experiencing any type of pain interferes with your movement and your energy. To get help managing pain from an injury or from an underlying health condition, call Apex Health Clinic or book an appointment online today.

What are some common symptoms of pain?

Many people experience pain differently. Your pain may feel like:

You might experience some other symptoms with your pain, such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or fatigue.

What are some common types of pain?

Dr. Sharp treats many areas and types of pain caused by car accidents, including:

In order to provide effective treatment, he first evaluates your level of pain. He asks about the onset of the pain, conditions of the accident, and any underlying medical conditions you have previously been diagnosed with. In general, acute pain requires quick, injury-based treatment while chronic pain often requires you to treat the underlying health issue first.

How can I manage my pain?

Dr. Sharp offers innovative healing treatments using Regenerative Medicine, Platelet
Rich Plasma (PRP) and Trigger Point therapies.

PRP injections

PRP injections use the platelets from your own blood to heal the injuries and inflammation
that cause your pain. Platelets are responsible for regenerating tissue after an injury, so a
PRP injection speeds up the healing process. Learn more about PRP here.

Trigger Point Injections

This procedure is used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points, or knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax. Trigger Point Injections are helpful to everyone experiencing acute (new) onset or chronic (long-term) pain and release the triggers.

Many times, such knots can be felt under the skin. Trigger points may irritate the nerves around them, and cause referred pain, or pain that is felt in another part of the body. The goal of Trigger Point Therapy is to help relieve not only aching muscles and pain, but to help the body to heal the underlying condition causing the pain.

What is a Trigger Point?

Trigger points are small areas of contracted muscle fibers that are unable to relax. They create knots or tight bands of muscle that are painful and tender to palpation. Active triggers cause local and/or referred pain, while inactive triggers do not. Triggers are actuated with muscle injury or irritability.

Common conditions relieved by Trigger Point Therapy include:

Trigger Point Therapy (TPT) is used to treat many muscle groups, especially those in the arms, legs, lower back, and neck.

What is injected into the Trigger Point?

At Apex Health we provide several options to fit each individual patient’s need for pain relief including Wharton’s Jelly, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), and/or Lidocaine, or Saline.

What to expect during Trigger Point Therapy?

Our healthcare provider will identify trigger points by speaking with you about the location of pain and examining the indicated area. Trigger Point Therapy (TPT) is performed with a very small needle that contains a local anesthetic or saline. With this therapy, the contracted muscle fibers of the trigger points are made inactive, and the pain is alleviated.
Trigger Point Therapy is an outpatient service that is provided in the office. A brief course of treatment will result in sustained relief. Several sites may be treated in one visit and this treatment requires no downtime. You will be placed in a comfortable, relaxed position while our provider performs the Trigger Point Therapy (TPT) under guided ultrasound ensuring precise delivery of the medication.

Want to Know More?

Discover how Trigger Point Therapy can help you, call Apex Health Clinic or book an appointment online today.