Even if you feel fine after a car accident, you may have delayed symptoms. With a prompt medical exam, conditions with delayed symptoms are detected and treated, heading off a worse problem down the road. The board-certified physicians at Advanced Pain Management in Evans, Georgia, have years of experience diagnosing and treating auto injuries, relieving pain, and documenting your injury for insurance purposes. To schedule an appointment, call the office or use the online booking feature.
Any part of you body can suffer an injury during an auto accident, but your head and neck are especially vulnerable. These are a few examples of the most common auto injuries:
After an auto accident, it’s also common to develop widespread body pain even when there’s no obvious sign of a specific injury.
Three of the most common auto injuries are known for causing delayed symptoms:
The classic symptoms of a concussion — headache, dizziness, and confusion — may not appear for days or possibly weeks after your accident. As a result, you may continue to stay active rather than giving your brain the rest it needs to heal and prevent post-concussion syndrome.
Whiplash is known for being painful, yet the primary signs of neck pain, shoulder pain, and headaches may not appear for days following a whiplash.
Delayed lower back pain is common because it can take a little time for injured muscles to stiffen and for inflammation to get severe enough to cause pain.
Whether you suffer an obvious injury or not, it’s important to get an immediate medical evaluation by the team at Advanced Pain Management. A thorough exam allows your doctor to detect signs of injuries that may cause delayed symptoms and start treatment to relieve your pain and prevent progressive problems..
Prompt treatment also documents your injuries. If you file an insurance claim or a lawsuit, it’s essential to show a connection between the auto accident and your injuries. If you wait too long, you may have a hard time proving your injuries were the direct result of your accident.
Your doctor at Advanced Pain Management reviews your medical history, performs a complete medical exam, and completes disability and functional capacity evaluations. Then your doctor develops a customized treatment plan that may include a wide range of therapies, such as:
If you suffer auto injuries, call Advanced Pain Management or schedule an appointment online.