What to expect after an Auto Accident Injury: Initial Consultation
Your initial consultation requires gathering all essential information related to your injuries. A thorough medical history, evaluation, diagnostic testing, and other functional evaluations are required in order to achieve a proper diagnosis of your injuries. Auto accidents can be very traumatic and we want to be as thorough as possible with helping you achieve maximal recovery and return to normal activities of daily living, work duties, and other activities pain free. You might not experience pain right away, or just minimal pain, following an auto accident. Pain from a car accident can manifest and gradually worsen over time. For this reason, it is important to be evaluated by a medical practitioner following an auto accident. Potential injuries from auto accidents include: whiplash, strain/sprain, broken bones, dislocations, headaches, and other musculoskeletal injuries.
Initial examination consists of evaluating spinal ranges of motion which can determine changes in spinal alignment and muscle and other soft tissues abnormalities. Neurological evaluation to determine muscle strength and nerve impingement. Postural evaluation to determine unbalanced spinal joints. Upper and lower extremity evaluation for ranges of motion and neurological integrity. All of these parts of the evaluation are important to get a better understanding of the severity of your injuries and advise the best and proper treatment protocol.
A thorough medical history is important to discover any underlying past injury, contraindications to any treatment protocol, taking of any prescription or over-the-counter medications along with any herbal or natural supplements, and any past surgical procedures. All of this information is helpful with putting together a proper treatment plan.
Additional testing procedures can be necessary to rule in/out certain diagnosis. These tests comprise of X-rays, MRI, CT Scan, EMG, and other diagnostic testing. These tests can determine if you need to be referred out to the appropriate medical provider for your diagnosis.
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The medical staff at Rainier Sports & Spinal Rehab have vast amounts of experience with rehabilitation of Auto Accident patients. We provide different forms of soft tissue protocols and rehabilitation procedures designed to get you back to enjoying everyday activities of daily living, sports, recreational activities, family activities, and more. We want to get you back to your normal lifestyle as soon as possible. Give us a call at (253) 445-0440.