If you are involved in an automobile-related accident, then you should visit WellCare Urgent Care in Grand Rapids for an evaluation. Drivers and passengers can suffer a variety of injuries from minor collisions when the head, neck, and back are thrown forward from an impact. This can lead to back pain or whiplash injuries that are slow to heal. In addition to making sure that you don’t have a concussion, broken bones, or internal bleeding, an examination from a physician is helpful later if you need to apply for disability payments. In some cases, it is difficult to prove that discomfort was caused by an accident that occurred days or weeks before, but with the medical information from a physician, you have documentation of the accident.
While having a collision, you can sustain an injury to the legs, including the ankles, knees, or thighs. A vehicular collision can harm the bones in your hips or vertebrae. It is possible to have a herniated disk in your spine that can take months to overcome. If your spinal cord is squeezed, then you can experience numbness in your legs, back, or neck. At WellCare Urgent Care, you can have X-rays or MRI testing to determine if you have broken bones, damaged organs, or other serious medical issues. It is possible to have a major injury inside your body that isn’t noticeable until you return home. Sometimes there may be internal bleeding that is unnoticeable unless observed by a doctor.
At WellCare Urgent Care, one of our highly-skilled physicians can determine if you have a medical problem that requires hospitalization or surgery. If you have pain in a limb, then a physician can check for a closed fracture or strain injury that might require a cast or a brace. When you have lacerations from broken glass, a physician can clean and stitch the wound. We will check your rib cage to make sure that you don’t have a broken rib or a punctured lung. You can also receive pain medications for your discomfort or antibiotics to prevent an infection.
When you don’t visit an urgent care center after a collision, your insurance provider may refuse to pay for medical bills that occur later. Within a few days, you may begin to experience pain from the collision that makes standing or walking impossible, but the insurance company’s representatives may think that you incurred the injury from some other type of accident.
If you have recently been in an auto accident it is imperative that you see a doctor, even if you are seemingly fine. Come into WellCare Urgent Care in Grand Rapids to get checked by a team member so that we can be sure you are okay and have sustained no injuries. We accept walk-ins at our Cascade and Leonard locations or you can book an appointment online through our virtual waitlist.