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Posted on May 10, 2018 by

Personal Injury: Don’t Tough It out; Let Your Physician Know Your Condition and Pain Levels

We always recommend going to the doctor right away if you’ve been involved in an accident. However, sometimes doctors don’t always treat patients the way they should. Some of our clients even wonder if they should switch doctors when they get a report that they don’t feel is right. To help, we’d like to offer you some advice.

Don’t Play Down How You Feel

Unfortunately, a lot of our clients will not be completely forthright with their doctors about how they’re feeling. They may feel the need to act better than they feel during their appointments, and this can cause a serious problem.

If you’re in pain, you need to let your doctor know. Don’t try to downplay it. Use a lot of details when you’re describing where the pain is, and what level of pain you’re in. When you do, your doctor will get an adequate picture of what the accident has done to you, and how it has affected your quality of life.

Tips From Your St. Louis Personal Injury Attorneys

If you truly feel that your doctor isn’t listening to you, it may be time to switch. If you worry that you haven’t been honest with your doctor, have a conversation with him right away. Setting the record straight may help you.

If you’re in need of St. Louis personal injury attorneys because you’ve been in an accident, please contact us today.