Car accidents can be traumatic experiences for those involved. Not only do they have the potential to cause emotional harm, but the stress associated with a car crash can create long-term physical damage that impairs your ability to follow through with your regular routine. Add to that the insurance hoops you have to jump through to have your car repaired, the cost of any medical bills you have to pay, and, in some cases, the stress of going to court to receive the compensation you’re due can all take their toll on you emotionally and mentally. This can actually lead to further physical health issues, all of which stem from the same car accident.
Unfortunately, a number of people don’t believe they need medical treatment following a car accident. The pain they feel at the time is often very little, and it may seem like a couple of over-the-counter pain relievers and some rest is all that’s needed. However, this is usually due to the adrenaline rush that comes with being in an accident. After resting, it’s not uncommon to find that the pain is worse, not better, because you’re now feeling it fully.
Car Accidents in Atlanta
Over 340,000 car accidents take place each year throughout Georgia, causing thousands of injuries and millions of dollars in damage. The majority of car accidents occur because drivers are distracted, speeding, intoxicated, or simply fail to maintain control of their vehicle for whatever reason. Weather conditions, too, can play a major part in vehicle accidents, as can debris and even animals crossing the road or highway.
Although most of these causes are avoidable, there are instances where even experienced drivers who pay attention to the road and their surroundings wind up colliding with another vehicle. Often, there’s no to little indication that an accident is about to take place. Drivers may suddenly find themselves in a situation where they have to swerve, suddenly stop, or even accelerate rapidly to avoid hitting another vehicle, an object, or a person or animal.
There are times where the driver’s quick reflexes allow them to avoid an accident, but some people are not that fortunate. For example, in some cases, swerving to avoid one vehicle leads to hitting another. While some accidents end with minor injuries and damage, others can result in severe trauma or even death.
Diagnosing Car Accident Injuries
In what seem like minor accidents, it’s not uncommon for drivers to exchange information and go on their way. The police and medical services may not be called. Even if they are, it’s also not uncommon for people to wave away medical services at the scene because they don’t feel any pain. Again, this is usually due to how the body reacts when put into dangerous situations. It’s not until later that the pain truly makes itself known.
Fortunately, AICA Orthopedics is available whenever you find yourself in a car accident. Although you may feel fine after a crash occurs, there are many common collision injuries that do not produce symptoms for several weeks. In such cases, injuries like whiplash can develop days or even weeks after the accident. Whiplash can cause other health complications such as chronic pain or permanent damage to your neck, back, or spine. Unfortunately, these injuries can be difficult to connect to your car accident if you didn’t go to a medical expert following your accident.
This is why we stress that it’s vital to contact one of our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors immediately after a car accident since early diagnoses gives you the best chance of experiencing a complete, healthy recovery. If you are involved in a car accident, contact our office within 72 hours to rule out potential injuries, identify the source of those that exist, and receive treatment. If you are pursuing legal action for medical costs, this is also necessary to help prove your case in court.
Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment for Car Accident Injuries
Orthopedic Treatment for car accident injuries varies per patient based on the characteristics of their injuries. At AICA Orthopedics, we provide treatment solutions that are personalized to support each patient’s unique health needs. We will begin by going over your medical history, the nature of your pain, and the details of your accident followed by a thorough examination in order to diagnose your injuries to their fullest extent. We will then work with you to create a treatment plan and long-term course of action to help you regain any loss in range of motion and reduce or, ideally, completely eliminate any pain.
Our clinic serves as the community’s most experienced accident injury treatment center and connects patients with all of the resources they need to recover safely. From state-of-the-art imaging devices that are onsite to multidisciplinary medical teams who fulfill every aspect of treatment, AICA Orthopedics is built to provide convenient, efficient care to all of our patients. Whether you have a minor injury or are in need of major medical assistance, we’re here for you.
Contact or call our office to learn more about our approach to treating car accident injuries or to schedule an appointment. Just dial (404) 855-2141 to speak with one of our staff members about your accident.