Right after an accident, many victims are confused and stunned and not sure how injured they are. They check for broken bones and to see if they are bleeding or have any other serious injuries. If not, many people are relieved and dismiss any notion that they may indeed be injured.
From here, many people go home after speaking with authorities not knowing that they may indeed be injured—possible seriously.
Dr. Tommy Lane with Lane Family Chiropractic in Carrollwood has seen many patients over the years suffering because of an injury in an auto accident that went undiagnosed and untreated until the patient couldn’t stand the pain any longer.
Medical Treatment Tips
He has some tips for those just in an accident but weren’t taken to the hospital or had any obvious and serious injuries.
First, make sure there is a police report taken. In some accidents that seem minor at first, those involved might exchange information, but they don’t want to wait for police. Take the time and make sure the police come and make a report.
Second, get checked out. You just had adrenalin pumping through your body which can mask many symptoms. Then you feel you don’t want mess with it and you think, if I feel bad tomorrow, then I’ll do something.
The problem is, you might have a serious injury in your neck, spine, soft tissue, ligaments, muscles or other places and not be aware of it yet. If you don’t see a doctor right away, then you might not get needed treatment soon enough.
Soon, many patients will start having pans, tightened muscles, difficulty standing, turning their head, headaches and other symptoms. These might turn into chronic pain injuries where the symptoms become worse over time.
At Lane Family Chiropractic, we will take your complaints and worries seriously, and we will run some routine tests to make sure you don’t have any injuries. We look for concussions, blurred vision, strains, sprains, whiplash symptoms, lower back pain, radiating nerve pain and other issues that might present after an accident.
We know that when you’re in an accident, you get tossed around inside the car and slam into seats, doors, walls, dashboard and steering wheels. We do x-rays and other imaging and a thorough exam.
Depending on the injury, treatment might take months to complete, and even years. But the sooner you get in for an evaluation and treatment, the sooner you can get your life back on track. We have an array of possible medical treatments to get you back to good and pain-free health.
Even if you’ve been at the ER for some larger more obvious injuries, you might still have injuries that don’t get detected due to the focus on the more serious medical concerns. Come to us and get checked out so you can get treatment—if needed—and get back to full health.
Contact a Tampa Lawyer Right Away
For more information about medical attention following a car accident in Tampa, contact an attorney who has experience handling cases like yours. Having the right doctor evaluate your case and document things correctly could help you financially recover. Call now to get started.