Urgent Care Treatment After an Auto Accident

Posted on: October 8, 2018

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Auto accidents happen far too frequently, with the result of pain, injury, lost productivity and future problems. Following the accident, patients put off coming into an urgent care. By not going to an urgent care after an auto accident, you could be suffering from a minor injury, unaware of the severity, and the injury could become worse. Going to an urgent care after a car accident also helps your case with the insurance company or future legal case.

We conveniently offer services to include doctor check-ups, imaging and lab work, all in one location, so you can save time by not having to go all over town for treatment.

If you have been involved in an auto accident, we encourage you to come see our team of accomplished medical professionals. In order to be sure that we are providing the quality care that you deserve, our team will examine and assess you for any injuries related to the auto accident.

Unknown and known injuries after an accident tend to worsen over time. Our medical staff understands this and knows how to accurately assess injuries.

Keep in mind this rule of thumb: Urgent care provides a service for non-life-threatening injuries from an auto accident.

Here is a list of common minor physical injuries:

  • Minor burns
  • Lacerations
  • Sprains
  • Small fractures

Urgent care can also assist you with testing after you have been in an accident.

An Electrocardiogram (EKG) may be ordered. Recording the electrical activity of the heart can assist the doctor in determining or ruling out any heart-related injury, as you have just been in a stressful event.

X-rays are a type of electromagnetic radiation or waves. While used widely in the medical field, the most common reason is for taking pictures of bones to look for fractures. X-rays would be best used to diagnose broken bones suffered in an accident.

CT scan stands for computed tomography scan. It is a type of an x-ray that we can use to create images of bones, internal organs, soft tissue and blood vessels. The CT scan can create detailed images that can be viewed in multiple planes, even generating three-dimensional images for our doctors to review on site. In the context of motor vehicle accidents, the CT scans often can be used to show internal bleeding or injuries to internal organs or broken bones.

Lastly, the third test your doctor may order is an MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging. A magnetic field is used to produce a picture of the body. Regarding neck or back injuries from an auto accident, an MRI is used to show herniated or bulging discs.

We are here to provide auto accident care after you have been in a car wreck.

Request an appointment in our Ocala office here: https://www.med1urgentcare.com.