Car Accident Injuries Q & A
Are you looking for treatment for car accident injuries?
Don’t worry about the treatment for car accident injuries. If you’ve been in a car accident, you may have injuries even if you don’t experience pain right away. Common car accident injuries include:
Back, shoulder, or neck pain
Arm or leg injuries
Cuts, scrapes, and bruises
If your car accident injury isn’t life-threatening, Dr. Salib and the rest of the medical team at MyDoc Urgent Care can help. They treat whiplash, chronic pain, and minor wounds from car accidents.
What is the treatment for car accident injuries?
When you arrive at a walk-in or same-day urgent care appointment, Dr. Salib goes over your medical history and completes a thorough physical examination. He may order lab tests or X-rays to determine the extent of your injury or detect the presence of other diseases or illnesses. Treatment depends on the type of injury you have.
If you have whiplash injuries you may suffer from head, neck, shoulder, or back pain. To enhance healing, Dr. Salib may recommend you wear a cervical collar, complete strengthening, and stretching exercises or physical therapy, suggest hot or cold therapy, or prescribe medications as needed to relax muscles and ease the pain.
If you have an open wound due to a car accident, board-certified Dr. Salib repairs the wound and administers stitches as needed for proper healing.
Arm and leg injuries
Dr. Salib may recommend X-rays for arm or leg injuries to determine how severe the injury is. He may recommend stretching and strengthening exercises, heat or cold therapy, a brace for added support during healing, or medications as needed for pain.
If you bumped your head during a car accident or your head was thrown forward and backward forcefully, Dr. Salib assesses you for a head injury. He performs a medical exam and a series of tests to let you know how severe your head injury is and how to care for the injury.
Should I visit an emergency room or urgent care facility?
Choosing MyDoc Urgent Care instead of an emergency room for car accident injuries can save you time and money. There’s no wait time at MyDoc Urgent care and the cost is much less than ER visits. Choose an ER for severe or life-threatening car accident injuries, and urgent care for less severe immediate medical needs.
MyDoc Urgent Care takes most major insurances and is open seven days a week. It’s very affordable for cash paying patients. Dr. Salib refers you to a specialist if your injuries are more severe than they initially appeared.
When you’re ready for top-of-the-line medical treatment from a board-certified professional offering same-day appointments with no wait time, walk into MyDoc Urgent Care today or use the online scheduling tool.