After a car accident, many people refuse medical treatment at the scene because they feel okay. However, the adrenaline is usually flowing and many injuries do not show up until days, if not weeks, following the accident.
It is important that signs of injury be recognized quickly and that the victim of the accident receives immediate medical attention, even if they feel okay at the scene.
When people come to our office days after a car accident for a free consultation we always ask them: How are you feeling? The response is usually: Sore.
Common car accident injuries A car accident is a traumatic experience and rarely, if ever, does anyone walk away truly uninjured. That’s why it’s important to follow up with chiropractic and physical therapy medical treatment.
Some of the most common car accident injuries are soft tissue injuries.
Whiplash Whiplash is the most common injury that occurs after a car accident. Whiplash typically occurs in the neck and shoulder areas. People usually complain about pain and stiffness.
Headaches Many times, painful headaches can develop days after a car accident. This can be as a result of a head injury like a concussion.
Back Pain Like headaches, back pain may develop shortly after a car accident. It may not seem like much at the time, but those aches and pains could mean serious nerve or ligament damage to the back or damage to the vertebrae.
PTSD Many people come to us after a car accident complaining of anxiety. People find themselves having painful memories of the accident, especially while they are driving.
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