Were you involved in a car accident? Wondering if you should see a doctor? It is a common misconception that if there is not obvious initial injury, then nothing else occurred under the surface.
The short answer is a resounding “Yes,” But it is important to understand why so that you know exactly what to expect.
Some people do not feel injuries until days after the car accident.
Part of the problem when feeling injuries on the scene is that your body is pumped up with adrenaline. Adrenaline, among other things, can very effectively suppress pain. Delayed or slow onset of symptoms is very common with soft tissue injuries.
Some injuries worsen with time.
You may have sustained an injury in the car accident that doesn’t cause any pain or issues for several days. With immediate treatment, you can often avoid downtime and worsening of injuries before they settle in and have appropriate images taken if needed once an examination is completed.
In the state of Florida you must be examined within 14 days of an automobile injury. Despite the common occurrence of injuries setting in slowly, Insurance companies will deny coverage if an examination occurs after this time period. Insurance companies don’t necessarily tell you when you have to seek an examination and treatment after a car accident.
We are able to offer an examination and, in many cases, treatment for many of the neck, back, and spinal injuries that can happen during a car accident.
If you have been in a car accident, no matter how minor, contact us today for an appointment.