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How to Tell if Your Post-Accident Chest Pain Might Be Serious Jun 1st, 2022

Anytime you’re injured in a car accident, it’s crucial to seek medical attention right away. Don’t rely on your ability to tell how severe your injury is. Leave that to trained health professionals. The surge of adrenaline that happens following an auto accident often masks pain. Additionally, some injuries don’t...

Do I Need a CT Scan, MRI, or X-Ray? May 1st, 2022

When you’re injured in an auto accident, prompt diagnosis and treatment is key to getting on the road to recovery. Imaging tests, such as CT scans, MRIs, and X-rays, are powerful tools that can help diagnose injuries. They provide visualization of the internal structures of your body using different technologies....

Take These Steps Immediately If You've Been in an Auto Accident Apr 1st, 2022

Every year, more than 10 million auto collisions occur in the United States. Being involved in an accident, even a small one, can be a distressing experience and make it difficult to think and act correctly. So it’s imperative that you have a game plan ahead of time, so you...

Are Concussions Life Threatening? Mar 13th, 2022

Auto accidents can cause a range of injuries. The need for medical attention is obvious with some types of injuries. However, certain injuries, such as concussions, aren’t always obvious initially. That’s why it’s crucial to seek evaluation from a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating car accident injuries.  Here...

Consider These Benefits of Physical Therapy Feb 14th, 2022

Each year there are roughly 6 million car accidents in the United States, and even a minor fender bender can cause injuries such as whiplash, back injuries, and broken bones. Some car accident injuries don’t surface right away, that’s why a comprehensive evaluation is essential. If you’re injured in a...

Is Your Back Pain Due to Radiculopathy? Jan 10th, 2022

Spine injuries are common in car accidents. Your spine is made up of bones called vertebrae. The spinal cord runs through a hollow canal in the center of your vertebrae, and nerve roots split from the cord and travel between the vertebrae into various areas of the body.  The nerve...

Ways to Diagnose Your Shoulder Pain Dec 9th, 2021

Shoulder pain after a car accident requires expert evaluation and diagnosis. Fractures, dislocations, and rotator cuff tears are just a few injuries that may be sustained from a car accident. Prompt and accurate diagnosis of shoulder pain is necessary to reduce the risk of complications. At Tulsa Accident Care Center,...

Take These Steps If You Suspect You Have a Concussion Nov 28th, 2021

A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that occurs when there's a sudden impact to the head. Auto accidents are a common cause of concussions. When you’re in a car crash, the impact of another vehicle can cause the head to jolt from forward and backward or from one...

6 Symptoms of Whiplash Oct 7th, 2021

If you're concerned that you may have whiplash, it's wise to learn about the warning signs. Each year millions of Americans are diagnosed with whiplash, which causes neck pain and stiffness, among other symptoms. Auto accidents are a common cause of whiplash. Even minor fender benders can cause your head...

When to See a Specialist About Post-Accident Shoulder Pain Sep 9th, 2021

When you’re involved in a car crash, the body releases adrenaline and other chemicals to cope with the stress. While this response helps you in the immediate aftermath of the accident, it also means that an injury may go unnoticed for hours or even days. It’s misleading when you don’t...

Back Pain After a Car Accident: What You Need to Know Aug 16th, 2021

The impact of a car crash, even what seems like a minor fender bender, can injure your back. In fact, neck and back trauma are the most common injuries sustained in car accidents.  Auto accident specialist Robert Mitchell, MD, and our team at Tulsa Accident Care Center are here to...

Five Important Facts About Concussions Jul 14th, 2021

No one can predict getting injured in a car accident. With millions of vehicles on the roads, tens of thousands of car crashes occur every year. When you’re injured in a car accident, prompt evaluation and treatment by medical professionals who are experienced in auto injuries can make a major...

What to Do About a Dislocated Shoulder Jun 22nd, 2021

Even a minor fender bender can be distressing. You experience a lot of emotions after a car accident, but it’s important to have a complete checkup to assess your body for any pain or injuries. Shoulder injuries are incredibly common following car accidents, and you need to know what to...

Four Signs of a Chest Injury May 19th, 2021

Chest injuries are common following car accidents in Oklahoma. They may be less obvious at the time of the crash but are often some of the most serious auto accident injuries. Many people involved in auto accidents are in shock and have high levels of adrenaline surging through their bodies....

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Whiplash Apr 8th, 2021

It’s essential to see a doctor if you experience a whiplash injury. Whiplash is a sudden neck strain or sprain that affects over two million people in the United States each year. Auto accidents are a common cause of whiplash injuries, and this is especially true of rear-end collisions. Whiplash...

Active vs. Passive Physical Therapy Mar 4th, 2021

About 6 million passenger cars are involved in vehicle crashes in the United States each year. Even minor fender benders can cause bodily injury, and physical therapy plays a crucial role in the recovery process. As a leader in auto accident care, Dr. Robert Mitchell, MD and our team at...

Why Pain Sustained After an Auto Accident Is Often Delayed Feb 16th, 2021

Even if you feel fine after a car accident, it’s always best to see a doctor right away. The spike in adrenaline levels after a crash can mask pain, and some injuries sustained following a motor vehicle collision don’t present themselves immediately. Only a medical assessment can reveal the extent...

Six Signs of a Concussion Jan 20th, 2021

A concussion is a mild brain injury caused by a blow to the head. All concussions are serious and require prompt medical evaluation and care. While playing sports is commonly associated with concussions, auto accidents are another common cause.  Because concussions are complex, and every case is different, proper evaluation...

How a Knotted Muscle in Your Neck Can Make Your Tooth Hurt Dec 11th, 2020

The muscle injuries sustained in a car accident can become chronic, and it’s important to know when your pain is more than just a muscle ache. Myofascial pain syndrome is a form of chronic pain involving trigger points in the muscles. What may start out as a sore knot in...

5 Hidden Injuries to Watch Out for After an Auto Accident Nov 10th, 2020

Your body’s fight or flight response starts to engage about the time your airbag deflates after a car accident. As you perform a self-check to determine that you’re not injured, you may even have a passing thought that you feel OK, all things considered. As you get on with the...

Tulsa Accident Care Center Accepting Patients Aug 7th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TULSA ACCIDENT CARE CENTER FOCUSES ON TREATMENT FOR VICTIMS OF AUTO ACCIDENTS – OPEN FOR BUSINESS Tulsa, OK | August 26, 2020 Tulsa Accident Care Center is officially accepting patients. Tulsa Accident Care Center provides treatment for victims of auto accidents from beginning to end, all under one...