At the office of Richard H. Kaplan, M.D., P.C., we diagnose and treat victims of auto accidents throughout the greater Philadelphia area. We work to find the true cause of any pain and other symptoms you are experiencing, and provide effective treatment to help you return to a normal life again.
After being injured in an auto accident, you may think that pain is always associated with an injury. In addition to, or in the absence of pain, you may experience weakness and/or difficulty moving your spine or joints within your arms and legs. There may also be a feeling that your legs give out or your hands drop things. You may not even notice that one hand or one leg has numbness compared to the other hand or leg.
In addition, head injuries can result in abnormalities:
loss of vision or hearing, concentration, balance, mood, and short-term or long-term memory are just some of the symptoms one can experience that are not associated with pain.
A detailed report by your treating doctor will require a detailed history of the accident and a comprehensive review of all your injuries.
This is why it is very important that following a motor vehicle accident, you seek an appropriate health care specialist that deals with these types of injuries. You need a healthcare professional who will take the time to go through all your symptoms and do a thorough examination by looking at the body parts, performing motion movements of those areas, and special testing, such as needed to accurately diagnose and document the problems. Failure to document all the areas of injury can later affect your ability to have insurance coverage, which may include procedures such as injections and/or surgeries.
The team at Richard H. Kaplan M.D., P.C. is your best choice for treating injuries when you’ve been in a car accident. We specialize in identifying and treating the injuries that result from an auto accident, including soft tissue injuries, spinal injuries, and concussions. Our physicians and staff work to get to the underlying problem and treat the root issue, rather than address symptoms only to have them return.