Diagnosing Back and Neck Injuries After a Car Accident

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Back and Neck Injury Experts AdvanceSpine.com

After being involved in a car accident, it is only natural to be concerned about potential back and neck injuries. Unfortunately, there are times when an injury may have occurred without you even realizing it, which is why it is important to have a complete medical exam following a car accident.

When visiting with a doctor following a car accident, there are several diagnostic tools that the doctor may use to help determine if an injury has occurred. The most common of these diagnostic tools include:

  • X-Ray:
    Used to identify bone fractures and spine misalignments. X-rays are typically used in conjunction with other diagnostic tools and can cost anywhere from $100 to $1,500.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan (MRI):
    Used to detect injuries to the spine as well as to the surrounding nerves, an MRI can help to assess misalignment and damage to the spine while also helping to identify herniated disks and nerve damage. An MRI typically costs anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000.
  • Computer Axial Tomography Scan (CT, or CAT scan):
    Used to identify damage to the disks and spinal cord, a CT scan helps to assess fluid and cartilage damage when disks rupture. It can also be used to measure the degree and density of a fracture to vertebrae. A CT scan typically costs anywhere from $700 to $4,000.

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If you have been involved in a car accident, the medical professionals at Advanced Spine & Rehab can assess whether or not you have been injured. If an injury has occurred, our medical experts have the knowledge and expertise it takes to address those injuries and make you healthy once more.