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The ER Says I’m Fine – But I Am Hurting Still

There are many reasons why you might end up in the emergency room. Maybe you got into a car crash, had a terrible fall, or got mixed up in some other sort of altercation. In extreme circumstances, going to the ER should be your first reaction to treat anything potentially life-threatening. However, that alone is not always enough. At Impact Medical Lutz, we understand the importance of following up on your health after the fact.

Why You Should Seek Further Help

Even though the trained professionals at the ER will do everything in their power to make sure nothing fatal happens, responding to emergencies is the extent of what they do. Their hands are too full saving lives on a regular basis to be scheduling appointments with their patients to see if further treatment is needed. That’s why no matter how much you still hurt, the talented professionals at the hospital will see that you’re alive and send you home regardless. It’s up to you to seek further assistance in making sure your body won’t suffer from any other aftereffects.

What Else Can Go Wrong?

The ER may send you home, but there’s still a good chance of a heart attack after your visit if you don’t get a second opinion somewhere else. A more common issue among people who still hurt after visiting the emergency room is the development of chronic pain. The symptoms may not be so harsh at first, but the longer it goes unchecked the worse the pain can get and it’ll become even harder to treat. Pain that goes undiagnosed can evolve into chronic pain that can last the rest of your life.

Where Should I Go?

The best way to relax your body and ease the pain for good is through physical therapy. Some medical centers like Impact Medical offer customized treatment for any sort of personal injury whether it be from an accident or a slip and fall incident. By treating your body with personalized care, you can eliminate the pain and go back to living a life free of physical suffering.

What to Expect From Physical Therapy

Depending on the type of event that sent you to the ER in the first place, certain treatment is required in order for a full recovery. There are different methods for treating pain caused by the following:

  • Auto accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle injuries
  • Boat injuries
  • Slip and fall injuries

On top of targeted treatment, there are also pain management services that can further help you deal with any agony or discomfort through various injections, ablations, and other diagnostics that are designed to target and eliminate pain.

Impact Medical Lutz is the best place to go for special treatment after your initial trip to the ER. We’ll finish the job and make sure you’re back at full health so you can go back to how you were before things took a turn. Give us a call today at 813-536-4271 to schedule an appointment!