Every day, thousands of Americans are involved in auto accidents and they aren’t lucky enough to have the information I’m about to give you. As a result, they either receive inappropriate care for their injuries or they never get their injury diagnosed properly and they often settle their cases too soon. Most insurance companies and adjusters know all about the kind of injuries people like you and me experienced in auto accidents. They know sometimes you don’t feel injured right away and that’s why they try to settle as quickly as possible while your medical bills are low or non-existent.
They’d rather see you in pain after you settle with you picking up the bill later. This can happen even if it’s your own insurance company that you’re dealing with make no mistake the insurance is a business like any other. The less insurance companies spend on appropriate care the more money they make for their shareholders.
Even if you were involved in a minor fender bender studies have been proven to show that you may be suffering from severe injury that isn’t easily noticeable, you can be severely injured and only feel a little bit or no pain early on. Your doctor can easily miss and mistake your pain for something completely different. This is when insurance companies try to settle with you don’t make the mistake until a recognized and reputable doctor who has experience with low impact soft tissue injuries says you’re 100% okay. Don’t make the decision to settle too soon.
Most doctors don’t know about hidden injuries that can financially and physically hurt you.
You see after an accident it’s advisable to visit the emergency room to make sure you don’t suffer from any life-threatening injuries like broken bones punctured lung or internal bleeding. This is what an emergency room doctors specialize in, but the problem is that if there’s no immediate threat to your life the emergency room physician is likely to send you along your way with pain medication that will mask your pain. Here’s the problem with only taking pain medication after your accident. Soft tissues like muscles, ligaments, discs, nerves and blood vessels need oxygen to function and to move properly. When you only take pain relief and/or anti-inflammatory medication scar tissue adhesions can form limiting the proper motion needed for healthy nerve and blood flow.
Scar tissue is also a substandard tissue that can turn into its own source of pain, which can cause several chronic pains symptoms and syndromes. The problem is that soft tissue injuries are not always visible on x-rays that is why most doctors don’t have the training to detect soft tissue injuries, they over rely on vital signs x-rays and the pain described by the patient at the time. Since many doctors can’t detect your injury, they will make the wrong diagnosis about what’s wrong with you.
Any treatment you get is based on that diagnosis which practically may do nothing for you.
The treatment of choice for medical doctors like your family doctor is to use drugs to cover up your symptoms, in your case the biggest symptom is pain, so you don’t feel injured anymore. This form of treatment only gives you the illusion that you’re okay, when in fact you can be seriously injured.
So, if you’re experiencing:
- Muscle stiffness.
- Neck pain.
- Mid-back pain.
- Low back pain.
- Difficult time sleeping.
- Memory loss.
You may be suffering from a hidden or soft tissue injury or worse yet, you may be feeling none of this right now because your injury hasn’t started producing these symptoms yet. Another concern of those that are involved in these accidents is that they’re masking their symptoms with pain relievers and over-the-counter medication. Sometimes we don’t understand the shocking truth about using pain relievers physical therapy and surgery to get rid of our pain. Let’s assume that you’ve experiencing some type of neck pain, how your doctor attempt will to treat you?
Well rather than get you after the cause of the problem. He or she will attempt to cover up your pain with OTCs or over-the-counter drugs and other sometimes more powerful pain relievers. These drugs only work by sabotaging your body’s ability to register pain. They were absolutely nothing to fix the problem causing the pain so while these drugs are sweeping the dirt under the rug, you’re giving the illusion you’re okay this is dangerous. Why?
Accident victims on pain medication are more likely to settle their cases and the insurance companies use this to their advantage. Don’t make hasty decisions while on pain relief medication it may come back to haunt you later. While you’re on pain relief medication you are more likely to worsen your injury. Pain is the body’s way of telling you something is wrong or you’re making it worse, if you did not feel the pain you may be aggravating your injury and not even know it.
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