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Injury Diagnosis After an Accident

Diagnosing a Car Accident Injury

"My doctor hasn't been able to diagnose my shoulder and arm pain after my car accident. What should be done to diagnose my injury?"

Injuries following Atlanta car accidents can be complex, because sometimes doctors are not able to diagnose them right away. Herniated disc and ruptured disc injuries are often some of the injuries that are hard to diagnose, and they can cause pain in the areas you mentioned.

When a disc ruptures in a car accident, it may not be felt immediately; however, once it starts applying pressure on the nerves and spinal cord, then pain, numbness, and tingling may be felt. For example, if you ruptured a disc in your neck area, then you may feel shoulder and arm pain.

If you believe you were injured, one approach you can do is to get second and third opinions from physicians. Also, make sure the doctor has taken some of the following tests and not just conducted a physical exam.

Diagnosing a ruptured disc and other injuries following a crash could include:

  • X-rays. Sometimes X-rays can detect nerve damage.
  • EMG (Electromyography). This test can diagnose some nerve injuries and muscle disorders.
  • CT (Computerized Tomography). This scan will show detailed images of the bony structures of the spine.
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). An MRI scan may be the best test because it shows detailed images of the discs, tendons, ligaments and muscles of the spine.

We offer a free, no-obligation consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer to discuss your case and find out about your rights. Just for calling, we will send you a FREE copy of Tony Kalka’s book, Sharing the Road and Surviving the Crash, even if you do not hire us as your legal team.

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