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Should you go to the ER?

Getting in an auto accident can be a traumatic experience, physically and mentally. Fortunately, most auto accidents are not deadly. They do shake people up and cause a variety of problems. Many patients ask me. "should I go to the ER?"

Typically after an accident, victims may not experience any symptoms. Sometimes it takes days, weeks or even months after a crash to start to feel some symptoms. Going to the ER immediately after an accident is a personal call. Did you have pain immediately? Do you have numbness and tingling in the arms, legs? Do you have a headache right after the accident? Do you have any ringing in the ears? Bleeding, blurred vision or broken bones? If something doesn't feel right AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT, it would be prudent to go to the ER. If there is a slow build up to symptoms days after the accident, they you need to see a trauma trained doctor to assess your condition. You can see my credentials here:

Like I said, most of the accidents are not life threatening although you may feel like the world is ending, you need to go to a facility that can correctly diagnose, prognose and treat the condition as well as correlate causality to bodily injury and bodily injury to functional loss.

So lucky for us, most accidents aren't life threatening but after an accident if you feel immediately bad, have excruciating pain or just don't feel right, go to the ER. Once you get imaging studies done, looked over and are given the O.K. that you aren't going to die, call Auto Accident Pain Relief Center 24/7 at 800-862-5914 if you are in the Chicagoland area, Elmhurst, Villa Park, Lombard, Stone Park, Bellwood, Berkeley, Northlake, Melrose Park, Bensenville, Oak Brook, Westchester and Glendale Heights.

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