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Neurology

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What Are the Symptoms of Neurological Injury?

There are many symptoms of a neurological injury, and each of these should be treated with equal gravity. After a car accident, do not assume that the symptoms will get better when you go home. The impact of a vehicle accident is stronger than you think, and you must seek care immediately.

Here are a some of the more common symptoms:

  • Inability to comprehend or retain information, forgetfulness
  • Feeling extremely irritated or anxious
  • Headaches
  • Ringing of the ears or hearing a humming noise
  • Hypersensitivity to light
  • Feeling dizzy, faint, or “spaced out”
  • Bouts of nausea or vomiting
  • Stiff, sore, or tender muscles—especially in the neck or back
  • Tingling, numb, or stinging sensations in the arms, fingers, legs or toes
  • No feeling in the arms, fingers, legs, or toes
  • Slurred or hard to understand speech patterns

Did you refuse treatment and go home after your accident? If you’re now feeling any of these symptoms, they are indicators of a serious neurological issue and require immediate care.

Immediate Symptoms vs Delayed Symptoms After a Car Wreck

Symptoms of an injury don’t always appear right away. These variances are a result of the severity of your injury, shock after the accident, and your own tolerance for pain.

Delayed Symptoms:
Other car crash victims don’t realize they’re injured right after the accident. Their body has kicked into high gear, and the adrenaline rush is making them unaware that they have symptoms of a neurological injury. Or, they went into shock and can’t comprehend the extent of their injuries until later. These indications can seem whenever from a couple of hours to half a month after the mishap.

When the wounds become evident, you probably won’t interface it immediately with your mishap, particularly if a brief period has slipped by. When you do end up symptomatic, call for help.

Pain Management After A Car Accident

Car wrecks are painful. Our doctors have extensive experience with auto accident victims and pain management after a car accident. Naturally, they want to rehabilitate you by treating the root cause of the injury or pain. However, while you are undergoing treatment, they will supplement your care plan with pain management.

 

Pain Management Techniques:

  • Recommendation of RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression Elevation for soft tissue injuries to reduce the inflammation. In turn, you’ll minimize your pain.
  • Prescription medications when appropriate.
  • Over the counter anti-inflammatory or pain medications.
  • Immobilization of injured area via a brace or cast.
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