Medical Treatment for Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Experienced Motorcycle Accident Doctors
If you imagine the ultimate fun vehicle, chances are your mind races to the motorcycle. Think about it - they are fast, you look cool, you can weave around traffic, blast the radio, and the wind makes it feel like you're flying.
Unfortunately, part of the excitement factor is exactly what can also lead to severe injures - exposure.
Even if you're following safety precautions and wearing a helmet, all it takes is one driver more focused on texting their friend or chowing down on that burger and you could be in serious pain.
There's no vehicle exterior to protect you and that can lead to intense injuries.
That is why if you've been in a motorcycle crash you need to schedule an appointment with Arrowhead Clinic and get the best Motorcycle Accident Treatment in Georgia and South Carolina for your injuries. Our doctors have over 40 years of exceptional experience in treating accident injuries. In fact, we have treated over 450,000 auto injury patients.
We even work directly with countless local personal injury attorneys to make sure your diagnostics are accurate, your lawyer receives the medical documentation they need, and you never pay anything out-of-pocket for your treatment.
So don't delay. Click here to schedule your Free Motorcycle Injury Consultation and keep reading to discover the most common motorcycle crash injuries and more.
Common Motorcycle Accident Injuries
Did you know that 45% of motorcycle crashes and collisions result in serious injury? That isn't to scare you from partaking in something you love. It's just important to know the facts. With that being said, let's discuss the most common injuries associated with motorcycle accidents.
Let's be honest, road rash can look and feel brutal, but if road rash is all you walk away with you should absolutely consider yourself lucky.
So, what is road rash? Road rash is a skin abrasion that occurs when a motorcycle rider slides their skin against a rough surface, most commonly asphalt or concrete.
This is a very common injury sustained by riders because when the bike collides with something - whether it be stationary or another vehicle - the motorcycle will stop while your body's momentum will continue forward. Thus, causing your body to whip and slide across the ground.
Similar to the scenario we provided with road rash, when your body is thrown from the motorcycle the ground can be pretty unforgiving.
It is very common for riders to experience fractures in a motorcycle accident. Even if you don't fly off the bike you can be injured if your motorcycle falls on top of one of your limbs and breaks a bone.
While motorcycle accidents often leave external wounds, it is also common for a motorcyclist to experience internal wounds, as well.
The intense trauma your body experiences due to the crash can cause organ damage and internal bleeding.
You can also experience an internal injury if your body strikes something sharp that pierces the skin and directly strikes an internal organ.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
If you hit your head during a collision you may be worried about a concussion, but the major cause for concern is sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
TBI occurs from sudden and violent trauma to the head. Even with a helmet on, a motorcyclist is at risk. Common symptoms include:
- Confusion or disorientation
- Dizziness or blurry vision
- Nausea and vomiting
- Ringing in the ears
- Cognitive or physical impairments
Spinal Cord Injuries
Your spine is integral to your everyday function. So, naturally, any injury that your spine sustains is dangerous.
Beyond just simple back pain, if a motorcycle rider crashes and lands on their back or neck, it can have life-altering consequences, such as:
Paraplegia: paralysis of the lower body, typically the legs
Quadriplegia: paralysis of all four limbs
As you can see, spinal cord injuries are incredibly serious. Now that we have discussed the common injuries associated with motorcycle accidents, let's take a look at what treatment is like from Arrowhead Clinic in Georgia and South Carolina.
Motorcycle Crash Treatment
At Arrowhead Clinic, you receive the best treatment for your motorcycle accident injuries. You can rest assured knowing you're in the proper hands and getting the most cutting-edge care. Important to note: If an injury arises that needs immediate attention, we have countless connections and resources to get you to the best emergency medical experts.
Arrowhead Clinic is the recognized leader for diagnosing and treating motorcycle accident injuries. With over 40 years of experience, you know that when you schedule a free consultation with our chiropractic doctors, you will have the best possible motorcycle accident care.
Our chiropractic doctors offer the most up-to-date and scientifically tested treatment methods. Treatment methods include computer-guided Spinal Decompression, Fascial Distortion Model, Active Release Therapy, Electro Muscle Stimulation, and Functional Movement Screening.
At Arrowhead Clinic, we do not believe in cookie-cutter treatments. Every person and injury is unique. Therefore, when an injury motorcyclist visits our Georgia and South Carolina clinics, we develop completely individualized and specific treatment plans.
A great and personal component to chiropractic care for motorcycle injuries is spinal manipulation. However, our chiropractors are also equipped with sophisticated options such as 3D x-ray technology which allows our doctors to uncover hidden issues and injuries.
More often than not, motorcycle accidents turn into personal injury cases. To make matters less stressful, our clinic:
1. Provides necessary medical documentation
2. Has an extensive resource list of experienced PI attorneys.
Our ultimate goal is to have patients take a long-term view on their health. Life should be cherished and free of pain and our doctors do everything in their power to help motorcycle accident victims make a full recovery.
What Motorcycle Accident Patients Can Expect
Just follow these four simple steps.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Should You Expect During Your First Visit?
When you first arrive at Arrowhead Clinic for your Free Chiropractic Consultation, you will be asked to complete some paperwork.
Our doctors will need some background information about your medical history and conditions, along with your current motorcycle accident symptoms and injury pain.
You can be prepared to answer these types of questions:
- When did the pain begin?
- What triggered the pain to start?
- Were you involved in a personal injury accident?
- Did you injure yourself in some way?
- Where are you experiencing the pain?
- What decreases the pain?
- What increases the pain?
Describe the type of pain:
- Does the pain come in waves, or is it continuous?
Once we know more about your medical history, our chiropractors will conduct a thorough exam that will evaluate your stability, range of motion, and muscle tone in the afflicted areas.
An x-ray exam is also required for most patients during their first visit. This diagnostic study is performed for your own safety. Your doctor needs to know the specific discs, vertebrae, and joints in the spine that are causing you pain.
Then a personalized treatment plan for your specific injuries and pain symptoms will be constructed.
This treatment plan usually includes a list of goals, including restoring joint function, lessening the pain, and reacquiring independence and tolerance of normal daily activities.
Can a Chiropractor Help After a Motorcycle Accident?
In short, yes. Chiropractic Doctors are experts of the spine and as we touched on early, spinal cord injuries are a major injury associated with motorcycle accidents.
Our medical experts will not only diagnose your pain symptoms but accurately detect where the actual origin of the injury stems from.
After a Motorcycle Accident Should I Contact a Doctor or Lawyer First?
While both are integral, it is critical that you contact the doctors at Arrowhead Clinic first.
First and foremost, your health is vital. Motorcycle accidents can lead to severe injuries that need immediate treatment.
Second, without medical documentation, many personal injury cases hold no weight. Therefore, you need medical care so that you can receive treatment at no out-of-pocket cost.
Our doctors can refer you to expert PI attorneys that are local and dedicated to seeing you receive the highest compensation for your pain and suffering.
What Are Common Conditions that Chiropractors Treat?
Our Georgia and South Carolina Chiropractors and Medical Doctors treat the following pain and injury conditions:
- Achilles Tendinitis
- Ankle Sprains
- Auto Accident Injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Capsulitis
- Golfer's / Tennis Elbow
- Hamstring Pulls/Strains
- Hip Flexor/Psoas Tendinitis
- Hip Pain
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Knee Sprains
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Patellar Tendinitis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rotator Cuff Strains
- Shin Splints
- Tension Headaches/Migraines
What's the Treatment Cost After a Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycle accidents are already incredibly stressful. Adding in the burden of treatment costs is something Arrowhead Clinic wants to avoid.
At Arrowhead Clinic, we take the time to evaluate all insurance options, including medical and auto insurance, to determine the most economical way to get you healthy.
For personal injury cases, we refer you to a trust PI Attorney so that you can receive treatment at no cost to you.
How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Motorcycle Accident Injury?Unfortunately, there is not set-in-stone time frame. More often than not, motorcycle accident injuries are severe and can take months or years to fully recover from. Others will never fully recover.
Get the Top Motorcycle Accident Treatment
As we stated, injuries associated with motorcycle crashes are incredibly dangerous and severe. Getting immediate medical treatment is critical to your overall health and recovery timeline.
In addition, if you are taking legal action, receiving proper medical documentation directly after an accident will help your case so that you can receive no out-of-pocket cost for your treatment.
For over 40 years we have been the top accident injury treatment clinic.
If you need the best motorcycle accident injury treatment, fill out the form below for a Free Consultation at Arrowhead Clinic today.