Auto Accident Care
An auto accident can change your life in a moment. One day you are living life to the fullest, and the next day you may be struggling to walk, run, sit, or even sleep comfortably at night. It is a stressful experience that can affect your life at work and at home.
At Summit we believe it is never too late to manage back and neck pain resulting from an auto accident.
Why do car accidents tend to cause back and neck injuries?
Auto accidents can cause the body to be suddenly and abruptly thrown in any direction. The muscles, tendons, and ligaments supporting the spine and head may be overstretched and torn. You may experience immediate pain, or it could take weeks or months to develop.
In addition, the joints in the rear of our spine, called facet joints, can become painful following these types of injuries. Because the facet joints are the last line of restraint preventing excessive spinal movement, they are often the source of chronic spinal pain.
These types of injuries often don’t go away and won’t improve without treatment. Our goal is to evaluate the cause of your pain and develop a treatment program that will help you recover as quickly as possible.
Learn more about whiplash.
Why choose Summit for orthopedic care after an auto accident?
For over 30 years, Summit Orthopedics has been a leader in spine care in Minnesota. In fact, Summit has recently joined practices with the Institute for Low Back and Neck Care (ILBNC) to treat hundreds of patients who have been involved in auto accidents.
Using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, our physicians will conduct a thorough examination to find the source of your pain. Based on that exam, they will work with you to develop a treatment plan to bring you relief and healing. Treatment options include:
- Physical therapy
- Nonsurgical management
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Traditional surgery, if appropriate for your injury
Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive spine expertise
Summit’s spine care team is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for the comprehensive expertise of our patient-centered care. Our back specialists diagnose spine problems and design custom treatment plans built on a conservative, nonsurgical approach. Most patients find relief through treatments including guided injections, specialized physical therapy, biofeedback, exercise, activity modification, and medication. When conservative care does not relieve symptoms, our highly skilled surgeons offer proven, evidence-based surgical options. Together with you, we will determine the right course of action.
Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
More resources for you
- Visit our Spine Exercise Libraryfor options to help ease neck and back pain
- See Summit’s treatment optionsfor neck, back, and spine care
- Check out additional information on Summit’s approach to spine care
Dr. Choi identifies bruised spine symptoms that require medical evaluation.
Inflamed muscles are a common cause of neck and back pain. Understanding the conditions that make you vulnerable to this muscle injury can help you take steps to reduce your risks and protect your neck and back.
At Summit, putting the patient first is our highest priority. Joining practices with the Institute for Low Back and Neck Care enables us to provide more Twin Cities patients with enhanced comprehensive spine care that improves and restores your quality of life.