Car accidents are a huge killer across the world. In the US alone, nearly 90 people are killed ever day in car accidents. Many auto accident deaths are caused by sustained injuries, and many of the deaths take place days after the accident itself. Why? Because people fail to get properly checked and cared for after an accident.
An auto injury can cause issues weeks, months, even years after the accident itself. Even simple fender-benders can cause spinal issues that could last a lifetime, if untreated. How can you recover quickly from these injuries?
The first step is to head to the hospital as soon as you escape from the accident. Even if nothing is physically visible, doctors may be able to see internal injuries that could be potentially life-threatening. They will also be able to use MRI, CT-scans, and other imaging techniques to check for broken bones or damaged tissues and organs. They can prescribe pain medication and muscle relaxants that will help your battered, tense muscles to calm down and recover.
Your trip to the hospital isn't your last medical visit, however. Make a check-up with your family doctor as soon as possible, explaining that you'd like to be checked for any auto accident injury. This type of check-in will allow a slower, more thorough check for potential dangers.
Lastly, you'll need to see your Henderson chiropractor to address any spinal damage that you might have incurred. Most people involved in an auto accident have, at the very least, minimal damage that a chiropractor could address and work with you on healing. At Advanced Spine and Rehabilitation, our Henderson chiropractors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of car accident injuries.
Whether or not you feel lingering pain after the accident, getting yourself thoroughly checked is required to maintain optimal health. Far too many individuals have walked out of a car accident without a scratch, only to die hours, even days later due to internal injuries they could not feel. Even if you do not sustain serious internal wounds, spinal injuries such as whiplash and disc herniation, can lead to chronic pain if left untreated. Keep yourself healthy by following every precaution possible – you won't regret spending time ensuring your continued well-being.
See your Henderson chiropractors at Advanced Spine and Rehabilitation for relief from car accident injuries today.