If you have been in a car accident there is every reason to seek medical attention, even as a preventative measure and there is no reason that we can think of to not seek medical care, although avoidance of post accident medical care can be quite common.
A general dislike for attending doctors surgeries and attendance at a hospital should, in our opinion, be sidelined when ones body has to withstand the impact of a car accident and testing of any areas of concern should be done even as a precautionary measure.
We have learned that sometimes people after an accident make the decision to not attend a doctor until the problem becomes unsustainable.
The only way to get clear on what has happened to your body after a car accident is to be tested for each of the areas causing concern.
Here are some of the medical tests that can be conducted which can help to just provide an assessment and arm oneself with the facts.
Common whiplash can result in muscle strain, ligament sprain or a disc injury. Soft tissue, joints and neck bones all work together to provide neck movement and to hold up the head basicly.
The greater the impact of a crash can result in cervical dislocation and disc injury.
A doctor can conduct a physical examination, listen to the patients symptoms, and may direct an x-ray takes place if a fracture was suspected or may require an MRI if there’s a concern about an injury to a disk or to the spine. These tests can rule out matters at the outset and identify problems at the outset if they exist.
Spinal Cord Injury
The spinal cord is the connective runway distributing messages between the brain and the spinal cord and controls everything we do basicly. The brain and the spinal cord make up the central nervous system.
The impact of a car accident to this area can inhibit the travel of messages back and forth to the brain and affect the central nervous system.
A radiographic evaluation using an x-ray, a MRI scan or a CT scan can assess any damage caused.
This injury can involve a sprain or strain and onto a more severe herniated disc which can cause considerable nerve pain.
A further back injury can be a fractured vertebrae.
If your job involves a lot of lifting and movement on your feet, nerve damage or disc damage can be unbearable without relief.
Internal Body Injury
The impact of a car accident can result in internal injuries not easily visible.
A thorough examination should ascertain any broken rib, internal bleeding, abdominal aorta aneurysm, organ injury or a collapsed lung.
Head injuries after an accident can be acutely serious as obviously the brain controls everything. Force to the head arising from an accident can cause an injury and it is imperative that this is assessed and dealt with.
An MRI or CT or any scan can help detect of any problems and rule things out.
We hope if you’re in a vehicle collision at any speed you will seek some medical attention sooner rather than later.
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