Car accidents are usually very dangerous. Even low-speed car accidents can leave you with injuries that are very painful or stressful. These injuries can be very costly especially considering that you may end up not being able to attend to your daily duties at work and home. Finding out any accidents sustained in car accidents and their subsequent treatments for quick healing is vital in helping you get back to your normal life. Below we will look at how you should respond to Seattle car accident injuries and treat them for quick healing.
See a Doctor
Car accidents lead to the generation of endorphins and adrenaline. This means that it can be difficult to notice that you have sustained any injuries as you will feel energized and most importantly fine. In some cases, Seattle car accident injuries do not show any symptoms for days or even weeks. No matter how you feel, make sure that you see a doctor after the car accident for a full medical check-up to ensure that everything is okay. Doctors will be able to look past how you feel and see whether everything is alright. This is recommended for all car accident victims.
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries when it comes to car accident injuries. After the visit to the doctor’s office, you will be able to establish the type of injuries suffered. Whiplash comes about as a result of the neck and head being thrown forward and then back with a lot of force and speed. You can take care of whiplash injuries by using a combination of measures including neck massages, an upright sitting posture, painkillers and most importantly keeping your neck mobile. Whiplash is one of the injuries that can be sustained during a Seattle car accident and does not have any direct cures. Taking great care of it will, however, help you get rid of it with time.
Other Minor Injuries
Where you have not suffered any major injuries but have some knocks and bruises, you can use age old self-care procedures to nurse yourself back to health. For instance putting some ice on a bump sustained from knocking against the car interior during a Seattle car accident in the first 48 hours will help you increase circulation. This helps the blood supply the area with much-needed healing nutrients. This should then be followed up with the application of ice to reduce inflammation.
A Seattle car accident can leave you suffering in pain and agony from the injuries sustained. However, with the right self-care knowledge and techniques you can be able to nurse yourself back to health in no time and get back to your normal routine.
Dr. Michael Weir is the clinic director at Bellevue Whiplash Center at Back in Action Chiropractic. We will also be hosting a variety of relevant guest bloggers to help you understand your injuries better.