The Importance of the First 72 Hours After an Accident

When you are in a motorcycle accident, Uber or Lyft auto accident, semi-truck accident, commercial accident, or any other auto accident, it’s important to remember that the first 72 hours are critical in terms of your injuries. Even if you are involved in a minor fender bender, it’s imperative that you seek medical help as soon as possible because you might have a long-term injury.

Contacting a team of highly qualified doctors and medical staff at Regional Medical Group should be one of your top priorities during this time. They have an extensive network of chiropractors that let their patients focus on the treatment process and not the stress of how they are going to pay for it. If you need to see a doctor or chiropractor, reach out to Regional Medical Group to avoid long-term injuries.

Taking the Impact

Dr. Alex Bigham loves to remind people that, “Just because there is not much damage to the car, does not mean there cannot be a lot of damage to the occupant of the car. New cars are built with crumple zones to absorb the forces of the crash. When there is no crumpling of the vehicle the forces are directed to the occupants of the vehicle instead and can cause greater damage to the person.”

Depending on the injury, there is a chance that your pain might be delayed, but any auto accident can impact your life long-term. Regardless of how small the immediate pain is, it can still lead to much greater consequences if left untreated.

The First 72 Hours

After an auto accident, these crucial first few days determine the effects and long-term pain from any injuries sustained. It’s important that you identify any signs of inflammation and use ice and/or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication if you experience any swelling. This can significantly reduce the formation of scar tissue.

If you experience pain after the first 72 hours, there is a chance that this can affect your daily life in the long run. Never ignore the small aches and pains.

One of the largest and most common issues related to auto accidents are headaches. A headache can develop several months after the accident if you don’t take proper care for it. In many cases, headaches are a sign of some form of brain damage or traumatic brain injury (TBI). In order to better understand TBI’s, please read this article that helps to bring light to an exceptionally dangerous, yet largely misdiagnosed injury. Make sure to contact a doctor right away if you or someone else is experiencing this.

Regional Medical group is always standing by, so be sure to contact them today if you have recently suffered an injury from an accident.

About Regional Medical Group

Regional Medical Group (RMG) is a team of highly qualified accident doctors and medical staff who have teamed up with an extensive network of chiropractors that specialize in the treatment and care of patients who have been injured in any form of automobile accident, motorcycle accident, semi-truck accident, Uber auto accident, Lyft auto accident, slip-and-fall, or other work-related accidents. Regional Medical Group helps patients focus on injury treatment without the stress of how to pay for it.

Regional Medical Group is standing by to help with its remarkable network of chiropractors by finding its patients a ‘chiropractor near me’. For more information visit Regional Medical Group online at RegionalMedicalGroup.com or call today. 

Regional Medical Group is your one-stop solution for accidental injury care.

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