After a car accident you might feel fine, but feeling fine and being fine are two very different things. Wrecks can cause physical pain that may not be revealed until days or months to come. Adrenaline can mask your pain. This is why it is important to be seen by a chiropractor to determine if you are in the clear. Here are two examples of injuries that may have delayed symptoms.
Neck pain after a car accident can be a result of whiplash. Whiplash usually occurs after experiencing a rear-end accident. Whiplash can affect your bone structure and soft tissue. Whiplash can also cause lower back pain. It may take a few weeks before symptoms such as stiffness or sharp pain appear. If gone untreated, whiplash can lead to limited mobility.
Injuries sustained during a car accident can cause chronic headaches. While your headaches seem to be a pain coming from within your head itself, it could be caused by another area of the body. Neck pain, for instance, can manifest itself in the form of headaches. Headaches can also be caused by whiplash, PTSD, or a concussion.
After an accident, the first thing you should do is get examined by a medical professional. The documentation can be instrumental to your claim, and it also helps clarify what injuries are caused by the accident. The best thing to do after a car accident is to be seen by a certified chiropractor even if you feel fine. Your body and your peace of mind will thank you in the end. Give us a call today at 877-323-6429 for a FREE evaluation.