Auto Accident

Auto Accident

If you experience a car accident, it always pays to have a thorough checkup just in case you have a concussion or other injury, even if you feel alright. Car accident injuries might range from bumps and bruises to life-altering spinal damage, but at Tulsa Accident Care Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, you can receive expert diagnosis and treatment for both minor and severe injuries. Walk-ins are welcome, or you can book a same-day appointment over the phone or online. Contact Tulsa Accident Care Center today for expert treatment of car accident injuries.

Auto Accidents Q & A

What injuries do car accidents cause?
Car accidents can cause numerous injuries. Some of the most common are:

Whiplash is a result of your head moving violently forward and backward, which stretches the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in your neck. This type of car accident injury is usually the result of a rear-end collision. You might suffer disc herniation and concussion at the same time.

A concussion is a type of brain injury where your head hits the inside of your skull with excessive force. It can cause headaches, nausea and vomiting, and trouble with memory and other cognitive functions. A severe concussion is potentially life-threatening.

Fractured ribs
Your ribs can fracture from hitting the steering wheel or dashboard, or might crack under pressure from your seatbelt at the moment of impact.

Dislocation and rotator cuff tears
These causes of shoulder pain often happen at the same time, when the joint dislocates and tears the tendons and muscles that hold it in place.

Herniated discs
The discs in-between your vertebrae can suffer tears during a car accident that allows the soft center of the disc to bulge or protrude into your spinal canal. The nerve pressure can cause pain in your limbs as well as neck and back pain.

Sprains and strains
Car accident injuries often involve the overstretching or rupture of muscles, ligaments, and tendons throughout your body.

How are car accident injuries diagnosed?
Tulsa Accident Care Center has considerable expertise in diagnosing car accident injuries from a physical examination and assessment of your symptoms. There are also have convenient imaging technologies on-site, including:


  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Digital ultrasound
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • A combination of the doctors’ expertise and experience with these state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities ensures you get fast and accurate results.

How are car accident injuries treated?
Tulsa Accident Care Center prepares a personalized treatment plan for each patient to address their injuries. Some of the treatments that could be in your car accident injury plan include:

  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Braces, casts, or splints
  • Heat and ice therapy
  • Traction
  • Physical therapy
  • Injections
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Massage therapy
  • Phonophoresis

There’s also a pharmacy on-site to supply all the medication you might need for your car accident injuries.
For help when you suffer an injury in a car accident, call Tulsa Accident Care Center today or book an appointment online.