WHY is it important to seek IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION following a CAR ACCIDENT? Immediate medical attention car accident
Unfortunately up to twenty-five percent of people involved in a motor vehicle accident do not immediately take the ambulance to a hospital following an automobile accident. Immediate medical attention car accident https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10179207
When I ask patients why they refused the ambulance, they either did not initially feel any pain, were afraid of getting a large medical bill, or a combination of both. This is truly scary because patients should not be assessing THEIR own medical status after a car accident! The trauma patient is: 1. Usually in shock from the incident and not in his right mind. 2. Not a medical professional (usually) and even if they are…they are not objective and again, not in the best frame of mind to evaluate their own status. 3. Even IF you feel great, you could have sustained a serious, even life-threatening injury and should get IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION by taking a ride to the hospital to be evaluated by trauma specialists. Does everybody remember the story of Natasha Richardson? She felt FINE after a skiing accident, and died the next day from an epidural hematoma. Immediate medical attention car accident https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/Movies/story?id=7119825&page=1
Also, the BILL is something that can be handled at a later date and with the help of a local car accident attorney, even if you don’t have health insurance. https://www.youhavealawyer.com/accident/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&utm_campaign=MD-Auto
The important thing is YOUR HEALTH and YOUR LIFE!!
Many patients come into our clinic and tell me that they haven’t been to the hospital or seen another doctor other than ME!! Lucky for them I am a Trauma-Trained Chiropractor and have dealt with thousands of accident patients over the last fourteen years in my practice in Manassas, Virginia. I know how to order the appropriate tests, be it x-rays, MRI, CT scans, Bone Scan, NCV/EMG, digitized x-rays, MRA, and Diagnostic Ultrasound. Most primary care physicians, physical therapists, and chiropractors DO NOT KNOW how and when to order each of these tests because they DO NOT HAVE TRAUMA TRAINING!! http://mychiropractormanassas.com/manassas-physical-therapy-dont-know-might-hurt/
But the best case scenario is to go in the ambulance from the accident scene directly to the hospital and receive IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION by the trauma physicians prior to coming to our office.
When I ask Primary Care Physicians why they rarely order MRIs the most common answer I hear is that they do not know when the MRI is appropriate to order, and this is because the Primary care physician went to school before MRI was an established test and they did not receive training in this imaging modality.
As a result, MANY patients come to my office either misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed due to the lack of trauma training that is pervasive in medicine and chiropractic today.
So…my advice to patients is to ALWAYS go in the ambulance to the hospital to be receive IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION, and then come directly from the hospital to my clinic and I will personally perform a more detailed trauma-based examination on you and any other occupants in the vehicle.
I will work very closely in documentation of all of your injuries as well as treating you and caring for you. We will also assist you with; gathering your outside medical records, working either directly with the insurance carrier adjuster OR your attorney by preparing a full detailed report at the end of your case that includes all of your documented evidence of injuries, triaging your care with other medical specialists, and helping your recovery process continue even after you are finished in-office active care.
MY ACCIDENT NARRATIVE REPORT IS SECOND TO NONE in this area and that includes all other medical specialists, not just chiropractors.
You can read my CV and see my training for yourself at: http://www.uschirodirectory.com/index.php?option=com_sobipro&pid=100&sid=4021:manassas-chiropractic-and-rehab&Itemid=291
To see a sample report, contact our office at 703-396-7770.
and you can contact our office for accident care at: 703-396-7770.