Motor Vehicle Accident Related Injuries

Motor vehicle accidents can be associated with a number of different injuries including injuries to the neck, back, head, spine, and extremities. The mechanism of injury, specifically the type of impact and whether the patient was the driver, a passenger, or riding a motorcycle can help determine the cause of the patient’s symptoms. . As an example, the shoulder which the seatbelt crosses is much more likely to be injured than the shoulder which is not restrained. If the patient was the driver in the accident and presents with shoulder pain, it is likely that it will be the left shoulder which is painful. Dr. Kloth will carefully look at the specific mechanism of injury and use this knowledge to help determine the precise structures which are injured. This will help him to properly direct your care and provide treatments that are most likely to result in a positive outcome.