A car accident can be a very traumatizing experience, especially if you have no idea what to do afterward. Well here’s a tip for you: the first and most important thing to do after a car accident is to make sure you and those involved are not hurt! Many people often skip the trip to the doctor after a car accident because they don’t feel immediate pain or see any injuries, but your health is not something you want to risk!
A car accident causes intense shock on your body. The force and the impact could cause bruising, swelling or worse. Though the initial bumps and bruises may not seem serious, a health care professional can better determine if you have an injury. It’s also important to keep in mind some injuries that can result from a car accident, like back pain, a herniated disc or even carpal tunnel syndrome may not show symptoms until days later, making an initial medical report important in determining the cause. In some cases putting off a visit to the doctor’s office can also make a minor injury much worse.
For situations like these, Emergi-Care’s convenient location and fast service make it the ideal alternative to an over-crowded emergency room where you spend more time waiting than talking to a doctor. If you’re worried about a more serious injury, Emergi-Care is fully equipped with a CT scanner, X-ray, and laboratory so you won’t have to wait for your results.
A car accident, no matter how small, should be taken very seriously. Everybody involved in the accident should see a doctor immediately to make 100% sure that they do not have any injuries. Don’t delay. For your health’s sake, visit a doctor and get peace of mind.
Emergi-Care is a fully licensed, freestanding critical care clinic in Houston, Texas, providing the NASA area community with a convenient alternative to overcrowded hospitals and urgent care centers by delivering fast, friendly, high-quality medical treatment in a comfortable neighborhood setting. For more information visit Emergi-Care’s website or Facebook page.