Getting involved in an accident can completely upend your life and adversely affect your way of life. In such a tumultuous and confusing period in your life, it would be in your best interests to seek experienced medical help. If you or somebody close to you is suffering from an injury or chronic pain, you should contact us at Hurt 911 Injury Centers because there’s nothing more important than your health.
With our diagnostic services in Atlanta, we can determine the cause of your pain and then develop an appropriate treatment plan. Our experienced team uses a variety of safe and effective treatments, including chiropractic care and physiotherapy. To book an appointment at our Atlanta injury center, you can contact us at 855-475-2588.
What Are Some of the Diagnostic Services We Offer?
With a team of caring and friendly personnel and licensed and highly trained technologists, we are dedicated to delivering excellent, respectful, and prompt patient care. Our detailed diagnosis assessment is intended to pinpoint the exact cause of patient chronic pain and assist us in coming up with the best possible treatment plan for the diagnosed condition.
The diagnostic imaging techniques we deliver at Hurt 911 Injury Centers are permissible in Atlanta courts and can help in proceedings involving workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. It’s integral that you get the right legal counsel on the next course of action to select the best diagnostic imaging procedure for your case.
The diagnostic services we offer include:
A computerized tomography (CT) scan merges sequences of X-ray imaging taken from varying angles throughout your body and uses a computer to process slice images of the bones, soft tissues, and blood vessels in your body. CT scan images deliver elaborate data compared to plain X-rays. Standard X-rays utilize small quantities of radiation to generate images of your internal organs and bones. They are also helpful when it comes to diagnosing illness. However, a lot of details about internal organs and other structures aren’t visible.
In the case of a CT scan, X-rays traverse throughout your body. This provides a range of cross-sectional views of the same structure or organ in comprehensive detail. The X-ray data is transferred to a computer. The computer renders a 2-D image that your physician can view.
A CT scan has several applications, but it’s suited to quickly scan individuals who may have sustained internal injuries and internal bleeding from auto accidents or other kinds of trauma. A CT scan can be utilized in imaging almost all sections of the body and is used in diagnosing injury or disease as well as planning radiation, surgical, or medical treatment.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Getting a CT scan is pain-free and, with the latest machines, only takes a couple of minutes, typically around 30 minutes.
CT scanners are doughnut-shaped. You’ll be required to lie on a narrow, motor-powered table that glides through the tunnel’s opening. To assist you to remain in position, pillows, and straps may be used. In the case of a head scan, a special cradle may be affixed to the table to hold your head steady.
As the table is sliding you through the scanner, the X-ray tube and detectors will be rotating around you. Every rotation gives off multiple thin slice imageries of your body. You may hear whirring and buzzing sounds.
A technologist will be available in a different room where they can hear and see you. Communication can be through the intercom. You may be asked by your technologist to hold your breath at some point to avoid the scanned images from blurring.
X-ray is a standard imaging procedure that’s used for viewing bone fragments, dislocated joints, broken bones, punctured lungs, broken ribs, and other internal injuries that might need surgical treatment. An X-ray can also picture any foreign object that’s present inside the body like a piece of surgical equipment mistakenly left in the body post-operatively or glass chunks that have penetrated the body after a car accident.
It is a quick, painless, and easy procedure for your attending physician to see and evaluate a range of conditions. There are various kinds of x-rays like chest or bone x-rays that can be used. The type used by your doctor depends on the section of the body that requires examination and for what reason.
X-rays can also be used in monitoring the development of degenerative conditions like arthritis, osteoporosis, spot scoliosis, an abnormal misalignment of the spine, and establish if there’s fluid retention in the joint or around the bone.
How It Works
X-rays are transmitted through the body and are absorbed in varying quantities depending on the material density they go through. Dense materials like metal and bone appear as white on X-rays. The air inside your lungs appears black. Muscle and fat show up in shades of gray.
Preparing for an x-ray procedure at our Atlanta injury clinic is relatively straightforward. You’ll need to undress the region of your body that requires examining and take away any items that may restrict the x-ray image. During the procedure, you’ll be requested to stay still to prevent the film from blurring.
The technician can take the x-rays from several angles to make sure they get precisely what your physician is looking for as the image is recorded on a specialized plate. When used appropriately by a technologist and radiologist specially trained to reduce exposure, x-rays are safe.
Magnetic resonance imaging is a non-intrusive and pain-free medical test that assists doctors in diagnosing and treating medical conditions. MRI merges radio waves with magnetic technology to create full computer-generated images of the soft tissues in the body including tendons, muscles, and organs. MRI needs advanced equipment and enables assessment of some structures that may not be pictured that well when other testing techniques are used.
They can spot organ injuries, cartilage damage, muscle tears, torn tendons, herniated discs, and other elaborate soft tissue damages that may not appear as well on an X-ray. MRI imaging is radiation-free and often takes around 20 minutes to an hour to finish the procedure.
What to Expect
An MRI scan is conducted by placing you on a moveable table that will glide you in and out of the magnet region of the unit. The exam will be run by your technologist from a control area, from where s/he can hear, see, and talk with you during the whole examination. If you are nervous about entering an MRI machine, music can be put to soothe you.
After an MRI scan at our Atlanta facility, one of the highly-trained and licensed radiologists will study the images and send a comprehensive report to the referring doctor within 48 hours.
What Are the Types of Injuries/Conditions that We Treat?
The following is a list of injuries that we treat including, but not limited to:
- Head Injuries
- Neck injuries, including whiplash
- Back injuries, including spinal injuries
- Herniated Discs
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Broken Bones
We Offer Top Chiropractic Care
Back and joint pain may be a result of sports injuries, accidents, and work. If you’re experiencing muscle pain or aching joints that are hindering you from fulfilling your normal activities, you should think about contacting us at Hurt 911 Injury Centers. We provide top chiropractic care in Atlanta to help you with the injuries or pain that may negatively be affecting your quality of life.
What Do You Need to Know About Our Physiotherapy Services?
We offer a range of physiotherapy treatments in Atlanta, including:
Massage therapy can help to loosen up your muscles and avoid injury. We have certified massage therapists who deliver advanced techniques such as hot stone massage or myofascial release.
If you have neck, back, and extremity issues, our chiropractors may recommend rehabilitative therapy. This will help in promoting joint health, prevent the deterioration of muscle, increase stability, strength, and range of motion, and protect against recurring or new injuries. It’s important to keep up with rehabilitative therapy if you want to heal faster.
Stretching and Strengthening
Therapeutic stretching helps in preventing the formation of scar tissue. Maintaining a regular stretching and strengthening routine will assist to keep your tissues flexible, increase mobility, and safeguard you from new injuries.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (E-STIM)
This will entail placing electrodes over the painful region in your back or neck. When turned on, waves of electricity will be transmitted through the back. This helps in relieving pain, decreasing muscle spasms, and nurturing bone regrowth.
Sound wave vibrations are used to generate heat in your muscles. The heat created in this case relaxes the muscles and increases blood flow. Ultrasound therapy is like merging massage and heat therapy.
We Can Work With Your Personal Injury Lawyer
If you suffered an injury due to someone else’s careless or reckless action, you may be able to file a personal injury claim and recover compensation. We at Hurt 911 Injury Centers have authorized and licensed medical practitioners who can work with your personal injury lawyer.
For your legal case to bear fruit, you need solid evidence to back your claim proving that the injury suffered is directly linked to the personal injury accident and the medical aspect of this plays a huge role. This is because the at-fault party and insurer may attempt to deny the claim and pin the blame on you.
Our experts in diagnostic services in Atlanta can offer meticulous medical evidence and documentation detailing the injuries you suffered, which will go a long way in bolstering your personal injury case.
Also, if it comes down to it, your attending doctor at Hurt 911 Injury Centers may take the stand to provide the judge with their medical opinion and expertise regarding your injuries, which will help your personal injury attorney demand that you get the maximum compensable amount possible to cover for injuries sustained.
Get Leading Diagnostic Services in Atlanta by Calling Hurt 911 Injury Centers Today
We really empathize with our patients and believe you shouldn’t bear the emotional and physical weight of an injury alone. Thanks to our state-of-the-art equipment and skilled physicians, your health is in good hands. So, if you want to receive the best diagnostic services in Atlanta, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Visiting our offices at Hurt 911 Injury Centers can prove to be the difference between you making a full recovery and improving your quality of life, and your life getting completely upended. You can get in touch with us at 855-475-2588 to schedule an appointment and get your diagnosis.