After car accidents, people have adrenaline rushing through their system
that naturally suppresses their ability to feel pain. In many cases, people
can walk away from car accidents feeling totally unscathed. However, as
our Houston car accident doctors have found,
this is rarely the case.
More often than not, car accident victims likely have minor soft tissue
damage or head injuries—even if they don’t “feel”
injured. The combination of adrenaline and the unpredictable nature of
these injuries make it difficult to self-diagnose. What might be a minor
ache or pain could be a serious tendon injury hours away from severe pain.
What feels like a headache could result in
cognitive issues for months.
Why QualCare Rehabilitation Encourages Walk-Ins
Most car accident injuries have a window of time where immediate treatment
pays dividends months and years down the line. The faster you seek treatment,
the more likely that you’ll fully recover from your injuries and
avoid long-term pain or damage. Even one week of walking around on a torn
ligament or tendon could cause additional damage and hurt your mobility
as you age.
Ligaments do not naturally heal correctly—like bones, they need to
be manipulated and corrected in order to heal fully. You wouldn’t
hobble around on a broken leg. Don’t do the same for a sprained
joint or a strained muscle.
Wrist and ankle sprains, whiplash, concussions, and similar injuries can
inhibit your ability to move and think.
They deserve immediate action, yet patients often ignore their own pain because they believe their car
or to-do lists are more pressing. Rather than “power through”
your pain or focusing on less-important tasks (yes, your insurance claim
is less important), go to a car accident clinic.
Call (753) 588-0042 or use our
online contact form to schedule an appointment with our physical therapists and chiropractors today.