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MVA

Motor Vehicle Accident.

Have you been in a recent motor vehicle accident or MVA? If you haven’t been hauled off to the hospital in an ambulance, come to Express Healthcare DC Urgent Care today to check out our board-certified doctors. Minor bumps and bruises should be evaluated by our experienced staff to ensure you have completely recovered and that lingering injuries don’t fester.

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Common Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries.

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Whiplash

Whiplash is the common name for muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries that can happen in a car accident. When you’re in a car accident, your body often moves suddenly; faster than you would ever move on your own.

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Head Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries and other brain injuries can cause immediate injuries and complications that last far into the future. It may be difficult to diagnose a brain injury, and you may need a deliberate treatment plan to avoid complications.

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Internal Bleeding

Internal bleeding can be dangerous especially if it’s not treated quickly after the crash. It’s important to seek medical attention immediately for anything but the most minor accidents.

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Scrapes and Cuts

You may have scrapes and cuts as a result of a car accident. You may receive cuts from the impact of your vehicle or the other vehicle, or you might get hit by loose projectiles in the car like your phone.

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Broken Ribs

Ribs are fragile. Even light or moderate impact can cause ribs to break. You might suffer broken ribs in a car accident when you’re pushed forwards, backward, or sideways because of the impact of the crash. Broken ribs can be painful.

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Herniated Disc

Just like you can break a bone in a car crash. A herniated disc occurs when one or more vertebrae in your spine either rupture or shift out of place. A herniated disc can cause pain and complications.

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Why Choose Express Healthcare DC.

Motor vehicle accidents are known to be one of the leading causes of injuries. The damage left behind by such accidents can be immense, both physically and mentally.

  • In an industry where clinics come and go, many clinics simply pay lip service to patient care. Our clinics continue to grow because your recovery is our priority.
  • It is our obligation to provide the best possible services to you.
  • Our goal is to help you reach your maximum possible recovery.

  • We have a duty of care to our patients to provide the best possible treatment to help patients recover.

  • We are the best suited and most skilled to provide the best recovery for our patients.

  • We invest in our learning, our clinic and in our equipment with the sole purpose of getting you better and providing a state of the art level of care.
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Why should I go to Express Healthcare DC Urgent Care after a motor vehicle accident?

Have you been in a recent motor vehicle accident or MVA? If you haven’t been hauled off to the hospital in an ambulance, come to Express Healthcare DC Urgent Care today to check out our board-certified doctors. Minor bumps and bruises should be evaluated by our experienced staff to ensure you have completely recovered and that lingering injuries don’t fester.

Can you check my head for a concussion?

Yes, we will! Concussions are one of the most common injuries related to a motor vehicle accident, even in minor accidents. While easy to treat, they can cause serious problems if not caught early. The symptoms of a concussion can be difficult to identify on your own, which is why it is important you come to our clinic for an examination. We’ll help keep your brain safe at our facility. We have the equipment to effectively screen you for concussions and treat them.

Can you treat whiplash at your facility?

Whiplash is a severe neck injury and something we can treat at Express Healthcare DC Urgent Care. This injury is the result of a forceful back and forth movement of your neck, similar to the cracking of a whip. While this injury can occur in severe impacts during sporting activities, it is most common in auto accidents when someone is rear-ended. Most symptoms develop within 24 hours and can include neck pain, neck stiffness, loss of motion, a headache starting at the base of the skull, dizziness, fatigue, numbness in the arms, and tenderness or pain in the upper back, arms, and shoulders. Symptoms generally get better in a few weeks with proper treatment, including medication and exercise. A whiplash injury can sometimes be referred to as a neck strain or sprain, but this is a general term that includes other injuries that are not likely to be caused by a motor vehicle accident.

Will you provide me with documentation of my injuries after a motor vehicle accident?

After any visit to any of our Express Healthcare DC Urgent Care locations, we will give you a complete report of your visit. Even if you think your minor injuries will heal on their own, it is important to document them for your medical records. A minor injury now may be the reason for a chronic problem later in life. Documentation of injuries now allows doctors in the future to pinpoint the cause of any issues that may develop over time. If any minor injuries have been caused by your recent accident, we will document them in detail for you. This documentation is often vital for insurance claims and other possible legal actions. If you want to make a claim for medical bills, you will need to document the extent of your injuries. It is often better to get these documented as soon as possible. While your insurance practice is likely to be there for you, protect yourself by making sure our doctors document all your injuries.

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