When Should You Seek Treatment for Pain or Discomfort After a Motor Vehicle Accident?
You may be in a motor vehicle accident and feel nothing more than a bit of soreness. But how much soreness is normal after a car crash? When is soreness a potential indicator of a more serious injury?
Some Soreness Is Normal
Even if you’re in a minor fender-bender, it’s common to have bruises, strains, sprains, or stiffness. There’s no real benchmark, though, for determining when soreness is a temporary issue or something that needs more attention. You should seek medical treatment immediately after any kind of car wreck, even if you don’t feel as though you have any significant injuries. The adrenaline your body naturally produces in response to trauma can mask some of the initial symptoms of a more serious injury. In addition, some injuries (particularly those tied to inflammation) take longer to appear.
It’s critical that you seek treatment as soon as possible, as doing so can protect your health. In most instances, the sooner you seek medical attention, the more options you’ll have and the better results you can expect. Be willing, too, to see your doctor on a regular basis for a few months, so that your overall health can be carefully monitored and any setbacks identified as soon as possible.
Accident Centers of Texas—Let Us Help You Return to Maximum Health
At Accident Centers of Texas, our goal is always to restore you to full health. We offer patients eight convenient locations throughout the DFW Metroplex, including Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Oak Cliff, Fort Worth, Arlington, Irving, Garland, and Frisco. An appointment can usually be set up for the day you call. Based on the nature of your condition, you’ll treated by a nurse practitioner, a chiropractor, or both.
When you have an injury that requires medical care, we are available to meet with you Monday through Thursday, 9:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M., Fridays 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., and Saturdays 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. To schedule an appointment, call us at 214-974-4041 or contact our offices.