Take the Right Steps to Safeguard Your Health
When you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident, one of the most important steps you can take is to seek immediate medical treatment, regardless of the perceived severity of your injury. If you can’t move under your own power, wait until emergency medical professionals arrive and let them determine if you need to be taken to the hospital by ambulance. Even if you can move about, go to an urgent care facility or make an appointment with your personal physician as soon as possible.
Why It’s So Critical to Get Medical Treatment as Soon as Possible
If you’ve been in any type of accident, even a slip and fall, you probably remember that feeling you had when you thought “hey, I’m okay.” That might be the case, but it could also be an adrenaline rush. With all the emotions that arise after any traumatic event, it’s pretty common for your body to produce extra amounts of adrenaline. You’ll feel fine at the moment—like there’s nothing wrong. When the adrenaline wears off, though, you may experience pain, stiffness and loss of range of motion. The adrenaline can actually mask some fairly significant injuries. Some of those injuries may not become apparent for hours or days.
In addition, when you’ve suffered any type of trauma, one of the most common injuries is a concussion. When you suffer a concussion, your body’s natural response is to send liquids to your brain, causing inflammation and swelling. If not treated quickly and properly, a concussion can be serious, even life-threatening.
It’s common medical knowledge, too, that the earlier you treat any type of injury, the more options you customarily have and the better results you can expect.
Contact Us to Make an Appointment
At Elite Healthcare, your needs are our highest priority. Send us an e-mail or call us at one of the numbers listed below to schedule a visit with our team. We’ll conduct a thorough medical examination, identify any health challenges, and work with you to put a plan in place to return you to full health. Because of our longstanding reputation for and commitment to high-quality healthcare services, many of our new patients are referrals from former or existing patients.