Friday, December 18, 2009

After the Accident: Physical Therapy

In connection with chiropractic care, your primary care doctor may refer you to physical therapy. Physical therapy is important to retrain muscles or strengthen muscles after you have been in a Las Vegas car accident or have had surgery as a result of your injuries. Going to physical therapy has a lot in common with going to the gym. However, at the physical therapist’s office, it is like you have your own personal trainer, with a medical background. Your Las Vegas Attorney highly recommends physical therapy as part of an overall wellness program to get you back on your feet and feeling well. Commonly, after surgery, the muscles may have atrophied (shrunk) from not being used and need a help in getting their full strength back. Physical therapy will help you recover from your Las Vegas auto accident. Similar to all of your other treatment, your Las Vegas personal injury lawyer will communicate with your physical therapist to make sure you are progressing at good pace. If for whatever reason, you are not getting better, as expected, your accident Lawyer in Las Vegas and your treating doctors will make sure you get the diagnostic testing needed to figure out what needs to be fixed. Next time, we will discuss what types of testing you may expect.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Chiropractic Care

After you have seen your primary care physician, you may need chiropractic care. As part of your chiropractic care, your spine may need to be realigned after the jostling you experienced in your Las Vegas car accident. As part of your chiropractic treatment from your Las Vegas auto accident, you may need treatment three times a week for the first three weeks, with a gradual tapering off of visits, to twice a week and then to once a week or once every other week. One of the biggest problems with chiropractic treatment is: Time. Prior to your Las Vegas car accident, you were pressed for time to get everything done. Now, you have to add medical treatment on to that, and it can be a stressful time in your life. Your Las Vegas lawyer will tell you that going to your treatments is one of the most important things you can do, for two reasons. First, if you don’t get the treatment you need, you might not get better. Second, your treatment helps your Las Vegas car accident lawyer prove your case. Without the doctor’s treatment record, your accident lawyer will not be able prove your case properly. So, get the treatment you need, when you need it.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Las Vegas Auto Accidents: Primary care treatment

After your initial emergency and urgent care treatment from your Las Vegas car accident, your Las Vegas car accident lawyer may refer you to a primary care doctor, who can coordinate all of your treatment. Your primary care doctor will be responsible for your initial medications (after the ones from the Urgent or emergency care facility run out) and referrals to other doctors who are needed for your care.

One of the most important things you can do for your case and your
Las Vegas car accident lawyer, is to tell your primary care physician all of your complaints. For example, if you have pain in your lower back, that radiates down into your legs, with numbness and tingling, your Las Vegas auto accident lawyer, needs you to tell your doctor all of your complaints. You might simply want to tell your doctor that you have lower back pain, but if your pain is radiating down your legs, it means you may have something structurally wrong with your spine, that needs additional medical care.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Auto Accident Tip

After you have been injured in a Las Vegas car accident, it is important to seek medical treatment. The responding police officer may ask if you need an ambulance. If you feel that is it unsafe for you to drive and are in severe pain, your Las Vegas auto accident lawyer high recommends that you take the police up on their offer for a medical evaluation at the Las Vegas car accident scene. Otherwise, if you feel well enough to drive your car safely, you can go to an Urgent Care Center. However, your Las Vegas car accident lawyer would counsel you to call your lawyer first, to help direct you to the best urgent care facility, where you will receive the best treatment. Your Las Vegas car accident lawyer works with caring doctors, who are knowledgeable in the field of car accident injuries and who will provide you with the highest level of care possible. Next time, we will talk about what to expect after your initial emergency and urgent care treatment.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Auto Accident Tip

One of the most important jobs your Las Vegas personal injury attorney will do for you is coordinate your medical care. After a car accident you are in a lot of pain. You seek emergency care treatment and as time goes on you try to live with the pain. Work, family and the everyday stresses and demands of life seem to take over, while you put your medical treatment on the back burner. Although you are still in a lot of pain after your Las Vegas auto accident, you try and just live with it for the time being. Your Las Vegas personal injury attorney at von Magdenko & Potucek, will make sure that you receive the continued care you need. You may need physical therapy, pain management, chiropractic care or even surgery. The last thing you want is being unable to pay for the medical care you need. Your personal injury attorney will make sure that you get the care you need without any out of pocket expense. During my next series of blogs, I will discuss the different types of treatment you might receive after a car accident and what you can expect from it.