But you learn from mistakes, so I'm going to share what I learned from this BIG mistake. It could have cost me more than some broken bones and a very large hospital bill (thanks Dad).
By the age of 34, most Americans will have been in some type of car accident (not to mention all the other types of accidents that can happen from slip and falls to sports injuries).
What is the MOST important thing you should do after an accident?
My doctor opinion is very simple: Get PROPER medical attention. This is the one thing you won't regret. Damaged cars can be replaced, but you cannot buy health. The richest man in the world will be miserable if he has no health.
What do I mean by PROPER? Yes, it is important to go the Emergency Room if you are hurt to get checked out. Most of the time the doctors will order x-rays (I'm surprised how many don't) and then prescribe either a muscle relaxer or pain medication. This will not help your body heal.
Most accidents damage muscles, ligaments, and tendons deep inside your body and spine. You may not even feel the effects of the accident for several days or weeks. Get checked out by an accident specialist.
Coastal Integrative Healthcare doctors have spent years training to take care of these types of situations. Accident injuries are the best type of cases we like to treat because I feel that there is not a better place for our patients to receive care than in our office. In fact, I'm very sure of that. Your best chance of recovery is in our office. Coastal Integrative Healthcare has the experience to refer to orthopedic doctors and neurologists when needed and to order the proper tests such as MRIs or digital motion x rays.
Whether you have been rear ended, fell off a ladder, got trampled by bulls, or just have a pain that won't go away we appreciate your trust in letting us take care of your health and body.
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