Now what? Should you get checked out by a doctor even if you feel fine? The short answer is yes. Here's why.
Getting in a car accident can be an overwhelming experience to your body's senses. The adrenaline of the situation can mask any injuries sustained from the car accident. You may not even know that you're hurt until several hours after the accident took place.
Soft tissue, which is anything that is not a bone, such as ligaments, tendons, and muscles are easily injured in auto accidents. Often times, people in the car are thrown around by the force of an impact and sudden, jarring stop. You may hit your head or your knees. Or, if you are buckled in nice and tight your neck might be thrown forward at impact, which can cause whiplash. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries of car accidents.
Did you know that many soft tissue injuries are rarely visible on a plain x-ray? That makes them more difficult to diagnose. That's no problem when you're an AIM patient, though. We have everything in our network that's needed for a full and accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Seeking Medical Attention after an Accident?
I say all of this to tell you, yes, you should be examined by a doctor following an auto accident whether or not you feel fine in the moment. Besides, AIM's convenient locations, and network of doctors that specialize in accident care and treatment make the process easy. Our doctors are trained in accident care, and uniquely qualified to assess, diagnose, and treat injuries from an auto accident.
If you, or someone you know, has recently been in a car accident, call AIM. We'll take care of you from injury to recovery! 855-432-1AIM (246)