If you’ve been in a car accident you may be wondering if you should go to the emergency room (ER) or not. The answer to this question depends on a few factors.
If you have any kind of head injury it’s important to go to the ER right away. This is because head injuries can sometimes be very serious even if they don’t seem like it at first. If you have any kind of pain in your head neck or back it’s also a good idea to go to the ER.
If you don’t have any obvious injuries you may still want to go to the ER to get checked out. This is especially true if you were in a serious accident. Sometimes people don’t realize they’re injured until hours or even days after the accident. So if you’re feeling any kind of pain it’s better to be safe and go to the ER.
Of course ultimately the decision of whether or not to go to the ER is up to you. If you’re unsure you can always call your doctor or go to an urgent care center.
What are the symptoms of a concussion?
The symptoms of a concussion can include headache dizziness nausea vomiting sensitivity to light and difficulty thinking clearly.
If you experience any of these symptoms after a car accident you should seek medical attention immediately.