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Auto Accident Injuries Specialist

Jairo De La Hoz, MD -  - Primary Care

JAX Family Care

Jairo De La Hoz, MD

Primary Care located in Jacksonville, FL

Auto accident injuries can happen rapidly and cause lots of damage even if they don’t cause any immediate pain. Jairo De La Hoz, MD, specializes in evaluating and treating various auto accident injuries and encourages you to visit JAX Family Care in Jacksonville, Florida, as soon as possible after a car crash. To book an appointment, call the office or schedule online today.

Auto Accident Injuries Q&A

What are auto accident injuries?

Auto accident injuries are bodily damages that happen because of the high impact of a car crash. Like auto accidents themselves, auto accident injuries can range from mild and manageable to severe and needing long-term or intensive care. 

Some auto accident injuries are deceptively symptomless, so it’s important to visit JAX Family Care soon after a car accident for a complete evaluation even if you’re not in any pain. Dr. De La Hoz performs a physical exam and might test your balance, reflexes, and range of motion with simple assessments. 

Sometimes, auto accident injuries can result in long-term damage to nerves and other parts of your body. To limit or eliminate your chances of long-term consequences from an auto accident injury, it’s important to get treatment quickly. 

Which injuries are common in auto accidents?

The high impact of a car accident can force your body to make unnatural movements, which tear muscles and ligaments. Additionally, car accidents can affect various parts of your body which can cause extensive bruising and tissue damage even if it doesn’t break your skin. 

A few of the many possible injuries that can happen in an auto accident are:

  • Fractures
  • Joint dislocations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Lacerations
  • Bruises
  • Concussions

The most common car accident injuries, which can happen even in low-speed crashes, are whiplash injuries to the neck. They can cause pain and stiffness because of damage to the soft tissues of the neck, like muscles and ligaments. 

How are auto accident injuries treated?

Dr. De La Hoz thoroughly evaluates you before providing treatment for any auto accident injury. He makes sure to cover all bases while examining you and may use X-ray imaging tests to view your internal organs, bones, and other sites of tissue damage. Then, he can create a care plan that meets your needs according to the injuries you sustained.

Depending on the type of injury you have, its severity, and its potential long-term effects, Dr. De La Hoz might treat you with:

  • Immobilization with casts, splints, or braces
  • Medications to relieve pain and inflammation
  • Physical therapy
  • Heat and ice therapy
  • Joint injections
  • Sanexa neurostimulation

Follow-up visits are almost always a necessity after your initial visit for auto accident injuries. If you have a busy schedule or any responsibilities that make it difficult for you to come to the office in person, JAX Family Care offers remote telemedicine follow-up visits for your convenience. 

If you get in an auto accident and need help with auto accident injuries, call JAX Family Care right away or book an appointment online.