Motor Vehicle Accident Injury

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Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center

Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy located throughout Georgia

Every year, millions of Americans visit the emergency room for motor vehicle accident injuries. Though the types of injuries vary, the highly skilled team at Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center in Sandy Springs, College Park, Johns Creek, and Bethlehem, Georgia, specializes in the treatment of people suffering from an auto accident injury that affects the head or spine, including chronic subdural hematomas. To schedule an evaluation, call the office nearest you or book online today.

Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Q & A

What is a motor vehicle accident injury?

A motor vehicle accident injury includes any bodily damage sustained during a car crash. Though car accident injuries vary, even minor fender benders can lead to injuries that cause damage and pain.

Common motor vehicle accident injuries include:

  • Head trauma
  • Whiplash and other neck injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Fractures
  • Bruises and lacerations
  • Limb loss
  • Back and spine injuries

The experienced team at Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of motor vehicle accident injuries that affect the head and spine. This includes the diagnosis and treatment of a chronic subdural hematoma, which may not be immediately apparent following a motor vehicle injury.

What is a chronic subdural hematoma?

A subdural hematoma is a collection of blood that occurs between the brain and the membrane that covers your brain. 

A chronic subdural hematoma develops slowly over days or weeks, often after a minor head injury. These types of subdural hematomas are common in the elderly and may lead to insidious onset of neurological deficits and headaches. 

The doctors at Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic subdural hematomas.

What can I expect during an exam after a motor vehicle accident?

When you visit Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center for a motor vehicle accident injury, you can expect a thorough clinical exam. 

During your evaluation, your provider reviews your symptoms, the details of your car accident, and the treatment you’ve received so far. They also ask about your medical history and perform a physical exam.

To confirm or rule out a diagnosis, the team runs diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, an MRI, or a CT scan. 

How is a motor vehicle accident injury treated?

Your provider at Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center develops an individualized treatment plan for your motor vehicle accident injury based on its type and severity, symptoms, your and your overall health and wellness. 

For a chronic subdural hematoma, the team performs an emergency craniotomy to remove the blood and relieve pressure on the brain. 

The team also specializes in spine surgery, including:

  • Cervical fusion
  • Disc replacement
  • Discectomy and fusion
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Spinal decompression

The skilled neurosurgeons perform minimally invasive spine surgery as well as traditional open spine surgery. They use the surgical technique that provides the best possible outcomes. 

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident and need expert care from a skilled team of neurosurgeons, call Polaris Spine & Neurosurgery Center, or request an appointment using the online booking tool.