Medical Treatment for Patients after Auto Accidents

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Auto Accident Urgent Care Patient ExamAuto Accident Urgent Care believes that immediate intervention is the key in avoiding chronic pain after a motor vehichle accident and getting you on the road to recovery.

  • It is estimated that 15-40% of those who are injured in a car collision will suffer from ongoing chronic pain. (Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2007).
  • In the longest study ever performed on whiplash-injured patients (a study looking at the health status 17 years after injury), 55% of the patients still suffered from pain caused by the original trauma. (Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2002).
  • 90% of those who were initially given a cervical collar for their whiplash injuries will be suffering from chronic neck pain 6 months later. (Spine, 2000).
  • 1 in every 100 (1%) of people on our planet suffer from chronic neck pain caused by whiplash injury. (Pain, 1994).

Auto Accident Urgent Care believes that being checked immediately following an accident ensures the injuries sustained are properly identified as well as medically documented.

Auto Accident Urgent Care Kansas City Patient XRayDid you know that it has been documented in both medical and scientific studies that the damage to the vehicle is not related to the whiplash injuries suffered by the passengers of the vehicle. Vehicle damage is not proportional to passenger injury. Vehicle damage does not predict the degree of whiplash injury, the severity of symptoms, the duration of required medical treatment, the probability of suffering from chronic pain, or the acceleration of arthritis to the joints of the neck.

Research has proven that vehicles that do not bend (sustain damage) in a collision will move more. The more a vehicle moves during a collision, the greater the inertial loads to the cervical spine. The larger the inertial loads to the cervical spine, the greater the soft tissue injuries to the joints of the neck. Therefore, you do NOT have to have incurred substantial vehicle damage in order to have sustained an injury. In fact, soft tissue damage can occur from impact at only 5 miles an hour, which is why it is crucial that you get medical treatment fast.

Auto Accident Urgent Care also makes it convenient by offering locations in Kansas City, Overland Park and Leawood as well as providing one source for the exam and results, X-rays and diagnostic imaging, as well as rehabilitative therapies keeping the process efficient and thorough.  Even more important, the patient receives proper medical treatment in a timely manner, rather than waiting weeks or months for referrals and appointments.

Auto Accident Urgent Care Patient VisitOnce a diagnosis has been determined, patients will be able to begin their treatment regimen starting the same day. The doctors at Auto Accident Urgent Care are considered multidisciplinary in nature, in that they are supported by medical practitioners and chiropractors who can administer physical therapy.

While this is relatively a new concept in medicine, it is well proven and documented that patients respond and engage in this type of treatment quicker than being treated with one medical component at a time.

So if you have been involved in an automobile accident in the greater Kansas City area, or know someone who has, go to the single source for personal injury…Auto Accident Urgent Care. Contact us today to learn more how we can help you.