Traffic accidents can happen at any time, and can certainly result in immediate injuries which should be attended to with speed. At Briggs Chaney Walk-In Clinic, we are equipped to address these immediate problems, but can also help patients by giving a full checkup which may expose further internal trauma. Some of the more common wounds that are instantly apparent for automobile injuries include:
- Cuts and lacerations
- Fractures and broken bones
Our facility has on site X-ray equipment to discern the extent of the injury, and our staff is trained to treat these types of wounds. We are able to tend to wound care and provide stitches for larger cuts and lacerations. Our on-site pharmacy is also able to help patients in getting their medications so that the healing process is faster.
Wounds from auto injuries can also give patients concerns about infections. With our comprehensive wound treatment, we make sure to clear the area of any foreign objects before mending the open laceration. We are also able to remove debris that has become lodged in the skin or the eye, so that patients will not experience residual complications from these factors. With proper and immediate intervention for these types of auto injury, our patients will be able to heal properly, so that they can return to their regular quality of life.
Internal And Skeletal Concerns
In many cases, people will also walk away from a car accident without any apparent damage. However, even if the injury is not obviously noticeable, there can still be internal concerns that may be indicated by pain and stiffness several days after the incident. This is generally due to the fact that during an accident, a person's adrenal response will mask this type of injury, and it is only after the shock has worn off that the pain will present itself.
At Briggs Chaney Walk-In Clinic, we have a vast amount of experience with this type of auto injury as well. These problems may express as:
- Sprains and strains
- Joint damage
- Torn tendons or muscles
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
While we recommend that even patients who have no obvious injury after a car accident should still have our staff give them a checkup, we are also prepared to address these issues once the pain becomes apparent after several days. It is important to remember that the sooner these concerns are looked at, the better they may be treated. Immediacy in response can lead to faster and more complete healing.
Our facility also has chiropractic and physical therapy services which can attend to much of the rehabilitation that is needed for impact based injuries. Most back and neck injuries that are a result of a car accident can require long term plans for healing, as well as pain management protocols. Physical therapy and chiropractic manipulation will often act in a corrective manner, by rebalancing the body and reducing the risk of further injury from compensation.
Whether our patients come in directly after an accident has happened, or several days later as hidden injuries begin to appear, our staff is able to diagnose the extent of the trauma and come up with the appropriate treatment plan. We are also able to help patients with the necessary forms so that billing can be submitted to the vehicle insurance provider. All of this can be completed at the time of the initial visit, and follow up treatments may also be handled through insurance.
At Briggs Chaney Walk-In Clinic, we are also an active part of the Silver Springs community and have relationships with local attorneys should our patients need these services after an auto injury.
Although we are equipped to treat minor injuries, if you are experiencing life threatening conditions such as chest pains, difficulty breathing, stroke, head trauma, severe bleeding, or loss of consciousness, immediately dial 911 or go directly to the ER.
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Briggs Chaney Walk-In Clinic,LLC : 13823 Outlet Drive * Silver Spring , MD 20904 * (301) 890-8000
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