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What To Do if You’re Injured: Reacting to Non-Emergency Injuries

Posted on Monday, January 15th, 2024 at 12:00 am    

If you’ve been injured, you’ll need to start reacting right away to ensure that your health is protected.

Before you continue reading, check whether or not your injury requires emergency medical treatment. If you have suffered an emergency injury, seek immediate medical attention at the nearest emergency room or urgent care clinic.

If it isn’t an emergency, you can follow our guide below on what to do if you’ve been injured. If your type of injury isn’t on the list, a McAllen physician can give you the answers you need.

What To Do After a Fall

If you lose consciousness or bleeding from a fall injury doesn’t slow within a few minutes, you should seek emergency medical attention. For less severe falls, you can start by checking for injuries. If you don’t think you’re injured, you can try to get up. Otherwise, wait where you are and call for help. If no one comes right away, do what you can to keep yourself warm. 

If you think you’re injured after a fall, you can respond using the RICE method: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. If your injury is causing you trouble or not healing properly, seek medical attention.

What To Do After a Car Accident

Not all car accident injuries will require an ambulance ride and emergency care. However, if you believe you were injured in a car accident, you should seek medical care as soon as possible. Car accident injuries can be more severe than they might seem, and getting medical attention will help prevent your injury from getting worse. 

Immediately after a car accident injury, including bumps and bruises, you can follow the same RICE method mentioned above: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. For cuts, follow the steps in the section below.

Start Your Non-Emergency Injury Recover at 911 Pain Management Clinic

As you can see, there are some similarities between how different types of injuries are treated, and many differences. No matter what type of injury you’ve suffered, medical treatment may be the key to a full recovery.

If you’ve suffered an injury and aren’t sure what treatment you need, you can come see a McAllen physician at 911 Pain Management clinic to start healing.

If you’ve suffered a non-emergency injury, the McAllen physicians at 911 Pain Management Clinic can help you on the path to recovery.

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