Driving is one of those things that many of us do without much thought. It’s a part of life to which we’ve become accustomed. Unfortunately, it’s still a risky activity regardless of whether we see it as such. Car accidents are not uncommon, and they can result in serious injuries. It’s important to seek a medical exam after accidents and allow professionals to help assess your mental and physical state. That’s where we come in!
It’s Better to Be Safe Than Sorry
Whether someone is treated via an ambulance trip to the hospital, or whether they walk away, having a medical exam after the accident is important. Not only does this alleviate fears of potential worst-case scenario outcomes, it reassures accident victims that their comprehensive well-being is being actively addressed – by examining the impact of physical, mental, and emotional symptoms, which often linger long after the initial damage of the accident itself.
The reality is that 50% of those suffering from car accident injuries never completely recover. If not addressed quickly nor adequately, it may even be difficult to pinpoint the cause of seemingly unrelated pain later on – sometimes even months and years later. Additionally, while 90% of car accident injuries seem quite minor and include things like strains and pulls to muscles, ligaments, and tendons, others might need more serious care, such as physical therapy or surgery. Alpha Care can help determine the best course of action after your car accident.
Are You a “Google Search” First Aid Warrior? Know When to Make the Call
Victims of car accident injuries fall into one of two categories. They either spend hours on the internet in the days following an accident searching for information about their injuries and wondering, “should I ice this pain, or keep a heating pad on it?”, or they choose peace of mind by receiving the proper care they deserve by having a medical exam after the accident.
This is especially important to understand when treating whiplash, unique to car accident injuries. With symptoms such as dizziness, ringing in the ears, and blurred vision, treating whiplash is not necessarily an “ice or heat?” question, but a question of “which medical facility can I call, right now, that has the best care options for my needs?”
Relief From Red Flashing Lights and Numbers
Lastly, it’s important to remember that red flashing lights at the accident scene can sometimes equate to “red flashing numbers” in the minds of car accident victims as they consider how they’ll cover the cost of a medical exam after the accident.
Fortunately, many outpatient medical centers require no upfront out-of-pocket expenses – and most routinely work with auto insurance companies and attorneys until legal cases are settled, which helps to shift pain and fear to a “green light” for health!