Accident Clinic Palmetto

Accident Clinic Palmetto

If you have been injured in an accident, you are undoubtedly experiencing pain, financial loss, and inconvenience. It is very important to seek treatment after an accident, even if you feel okay. There are many injuries that are not apparent immediately after an accident, and a doctor will know what to look for when they examine you and tell you if you need further treatment.

If you are in a car accident, you are entitled to medical treatment in the state of Florida, even if the accident was your fault. You are required to seek this treatment within 14 days of the accident.

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Seeking treatment from a doctor who specializes in accident injuries is always a good idea. The trained physicians at Icon Medical Centers have years of experience and training in the treatment of accident victims. 

Different types of accidents result in different types of injuries. For example, the most common type of injury after a slip and fall accident is a broken wrist. The most typical types of injuries after a car accident are impact injuries or penetrating injuries.

We have neurosurgeons, chiropractors, and pain specialists on our staff who will work together to create the most effective treatment plan for you. If you are filing an insurance claim due to your injuries, they can write a detailed report for you.

Common  Injuries After a Car Accident

There are several common injuries that people suffer after they have had a car accident. Any injury after an accident should be treated right away.


Cuts and scrapes are very common after an accident. If you walk away from an accident with only a few cuts and bruises, you may think that you are lucky. However, untreated cuts can result in some very serious problems. 

If you experience increasing pain for 24 to 48 hours after an accident, or there is increased irritation around the wound, you need to go to a doctor because you may have an infection. If there is pus draining out of the wound or you have a fever, it may also be a sign of infection.

Head Injuries

A head injury is the most serious type of injury you can experience after an accident, and is the most common reason for car accident fatalities. 

Unfortunately, head injuries are not rare after an accident. Even a minor head injury can result in bruising, headache, and nausea.  A severe accident may result in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). People with traumatic brain injury suffer from many symptoms, including:

  • Dizziness
  • Passing out
  • Memory problems
  • Loss of coordination
  • Behavioral changes
  • Confusion
  • Blurred vision 
  • Difficulty speaking

A person with a head injury needs attention from a trained neurologist. They may require surgery, medication, or even lifelong care. 

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries often occur after a car accident. Trauma to the muscle, skin, ligaments, or tendons is considered a soft tissue injury. People with soft tissue injuries often experience bruising, swelling, and pain. 

One of the most obvious signs of a soft tissue injury is a limited range of motion, and you may hear a popping or a snapping in your limbs if you have a soft tissue injury. Whiplash is a common form of soft tissue injury that happens after an accident. 

Chest Injuries

Chest injuries include trauma such as damage to internal organs, broken ribs, internal bleeding, and damaged lungs. Minor injuries may include contusions and bruises. Seatbelts and steering wheels are often the cause of chest injuries.

Symptoms of chest injuries include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing up blood
  • Numbness 
  • Unexplained changes in the heart rate
  • Coughing
  • Crackling sound in the chest
  • Low blood pressure

Broken Bones 

People often suffer from broken bones as a result of a car accident. When a bone is broken, you will experience intense pain and swelling. 

Some broken bones will merely require a cast, but in many cases surgery is required. It can take weeks or even months to recover from a broken bone. You are certain to need physical therapy after a broken bone. 

Treatments We Offer

At  Icon Medical Centers, LLC, our team is committed to doing everything possible to help you heal from your injuries. We offer several different kinds of treatment.

Chiropractic Treatment

When you have an accident, your doctor may recommend some forms of alternative treatment. A chiropractor is a doctor who focuses on the neuromusculoskeletal system. They treat back and neck pain by performing spinal adjustments. An adjustment provides relief of compression on the nerves in the spine.

After an accident, you may have chronic pain. Our chiropractor provides ongoing treatment to help manage pain. Dr. Matthew Holmes has been treating chronic pain for years and has treated professional athletes for sports injuries. He will work with you on a long-term plan to treat your personal injuries.

Physical Therapy

Whenever a person is injured in an accident, a doctor will almost always recommend some form of physical therapy. When you go to a physical therapy appointment, The therapist will teach you several exercises designed for your injury. They will decide how often you need to come in, and they will give you home exercises to do. 

Although physical therapy can be painful, it will reduce your pain in the long run. It will help to improve your flexibility and help you heal faster. Our physical therapist will work with you to restore your range of motion and flexibility to what they were before your accident.

Massage Therapy 

Perhaps the only good thing about getting injured is that your health insurance will pay for massages. Not only do massages feel good, but they also will reduce your pain and help to improve your circulation. A healthy circulatory system is imperative for proper healing and overall good health. 

Getting injured can be devastating, but Icon Medical Centers offer the very best injury care in the state of Florida. Give us a call today.

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