Car accidents happen every day and can cause some pretty severe injuries. One of the most common injuries is whiplash which occurs as a result of a car accident. It is specifically a neck injury that is caused by a sudden and forceful movement of the head and neck, typically when a car is hit from behind. This sudden movement can cause the muscles, ligaments, and tendons in the neck to stretch and tear, leading to pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion. Although whiplash is often considered a minor injury, it can have serious long-term effects if left untreated.
Symptoms of whiplash may include neck pain and stiffness, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. In some cases, the symptoms may not appear until several days after the accident. If you have been involved in a car accident and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to get checked by a doctor as soon as possible. This will also help ensure that any other potential injuries are properly diagnosed and treated. While whiplash is often a minor injury, it could lead to chronic pain and stiffness in the neck and shoulders if it is left untreated.
Whiplash is typically diagnosed through a physical examination and X-rays or CT Scans. Depending on the severity of the whiplash, treatment can include medication, physical therapy, or in severe cases, surgery. It is important to seek medical attention if you experience symptoms of whiplash since prompt treatment can help to alleviate pain and prevent further damage.
Although whiplash is a common result of car accidents, it isn’t always the only injury. It is important to listen to your body and take note of anything that is experiencing pain or abnormal behavior for you. Sometimes symptoms and pain won’t show until days or weeks after an accident, but it is always important to seek medical attention when those symptoms start. If you are ever in an accident, we are here for you and your loved ones 24/7.
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Regardless of what type of medical situation you may be facing, Community First ER is here to help. There’s no need to make an appointment, and you won’t have to wait. Our board-certified physicians and nurses will always be ready to see you. We understand that emergencies aren’t always convenient, which is why we do everything we can to make your experience with us as hassle-free as possible. From the moment you arrive at Community First ER to the moment you leave us our compassionate and knowledgeable staff will take care of you or your family member appropriately. If your condition warrants transportation to a local hospital, we can easily arrange this using our ambulance and helipad services. Our 9,000 square foot facility includes an onsite lab, radiology, and imaging services and is equipped to provide adult, pediatric, and adolescent emergency and critical care. We strive to provide the most effective and most efficient medical care in a stress-free and comfortable environment.
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At Community First ER, we are committed to providing you the best possible care now and always. With adult and pediatric emergency care available, we have a team of board-certified medical and surgical specialists we consult to help manage our patients and their medical emergencies. We form relationships with local doctors to ensure that our patients have access to the best specialists for their individual needs. You can call ahead and discuss your symptoms at any time.
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If you are a loved one experiencing an urgent or emergency medical issue, please contact us right away at 281-343-3134.
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