At SPINEX, we specialize in helping you get back to feeling like yourself after a car accident in Miami. We know that it can be a scary time and we make it our goal to ensure that you feel great as quickly as possible.

Almost 50% of all car accidents in Miami result in injuries, that’s approx. 31,000 people injured due to car accidents per year. It is critical that you call us immediately after a car accident in Miami; allowing the effects of whiplash and other injuries to go untreated can induce long-term pain. The severity of the physical effects of a car accident are not always felt immediately. It can take days, weeks or even months for major symptoms to show up, which is why medical care at SPINEX is essential to maintaining the health of a spine that has suffered a trauma.

The most common injuries
after car accidents we treat are:


Whiplash is one of the most common injuries you may sustain in a car accident. Whiplash occurs when your car stops suddenly and causes your neck to yank quickly forward and then backward, often resulting in neck injuries and severe neck pain. Most often, whiplash occurs when you’re rear-ended, like if you’re at a stoplight and someone slams into you without stopping.

There are many symptoms of whiplash, and they can vary from person to person. Typically, though, you may feel stiffness in your neck, upper back, or shoulders. There may be pain when you try to move your head into certain positions. Whiplash often makes you feel as if you can’t lower or raise your head without excruciating pain – and this feeling can last for days, weeks, or even longer, depending on the severity.

spinal cord injury

Your spinal cord is a crucial part of your skeletal system. Unfortunately, the spinal cord can be injured in several ways during an accident. Typically, spine injuries occur when a piece of bone, ligament,
or disc fragment becomes bruised or tears during impact. From there, it can make contact with the spinal cord and damage the nerve cells that transmit information between your brain and the rest
of your body.

back pain

Usually you will experience back pain related to a car accident but not a spinal cord injury. This doesn’t mean that you should ignore the pain, though. Left untreated, even something as “simple” as a pulled or strained muscle can lead to long-lasting pain.

A primary care doctor may suggest medication as a treatment option. While it’s true that medication will help the pain for a short while, it doesn’t treat the source of the issue. At SPINEX we will tailored a back pain program that will help you to recover faster.

knee pain

Knee pain is a common ailment that comes from experiencing a car accident, especially if you were sitting in the passenger seat or the backseat of the vehicle during impact. This is because your knees are more likely to strike the dashboard or the backs of other car seats.

Even if you were lucky enough not to shatter your knees, get broken bones, or otherwise harm your legs in the accident, you will likely still experience some pain. The sudden impact on the knees can cause the ligaments to tear or bruise to occur. When left untreated, the injured can lead to long-term, chronic pain that makes it difficult to walk, switch between standing and sitting positions, or even to lay down comfortably.

muscle pain and soreness

You don’t need to experience a significant injury from a car accident to benefit from appointments at SPINEX. Even minor fender benders can wreak havoc on your muscles. Minor impacts may not feel like much at the time, but they still jerk your body around involuntarily, and often, soreness from the accident will set in hours or even a few days later.

Without proper medical care the soreness can become a chronic problem that affects how you live your life.


What is the Florida PIP 14-Day rule for personal injury claims?

The Florida PIP 14-day rule (Statute 627.736) requires any injured victims to seek medical care within 14 days of an accident. If you believe you suffered injuries, it is paramount you call SPINEX right away to get the care you need. If you fail to seek care within the first two weeks after an accident, your insurer will likely deny your claim.

Who pays for our services after a car accident in Miami?

You don’t have to worry about paying out-of-pocket for your post-accident chiropractic and physical therapy treatment at SPINEX. Our services are covered by FL no-fault insurance that pays for medical treatment following motor vehicle accidents if you visit us in the first 14 days following the car accident. A chiropractor, like the ones in our team, who regularly treats those injured in a car crash should be able to provide quality treatment and documentation, as well as outside medical referrals if necessary.

If you or someone you know, were injured in a car accident in Miami, call (786) 325-5741 to schedule an appointment immediately. We will assess your condition and come up with a treatment pan to alleviate your pain and get you back to your life as soon as possible.