Physical trauma incurred in an accident is not something to take lightly. It’s common for people to ignore pain from collisions, whether it’s due to matters such as insurance, other bills that seem more pressing, or because the individual doesn’t think that the injury is a big deal. Regardless of the reason, ignoring surface issues can lead to more critical complications later on.
For example, whiplash is an injury experienced by many victims of automobile accidents caused by forceful and swift jostling of the neck, similar to a whip snapping back and forth. The condition has varying symptoms that could be as seemingly minor as dizziness, or as considerable as neck pain. Other symptoms include:
- Neck stiffness and pain that worsens with movement
- Headaches, usually starting at where the head and neck meet
- Arm numbness, or even tingling
- Sore shoulders, arms, and/or upper back
- Less head turning range
- Blurred vision
- Memory issues
Even a crash that makes impact with another object at only five miles per hour can cause injuries such as whiplash. If untreated, the consequences can include long term neck pain and restricted movement. After any accident, no matter the magnitude, it is crucial to seek medical attention.
Before you return to work or any other major decisions, speak to your chiropractor. There could be underlying problems that seem minor on the surface but require immediate medical attention.
Why Should You Visit a Chiropractor After an Accident?
- You could have underlying injuries
- A seemingly minor stiff neck could be masking other injuries
- Remember that car accidents are major events
- The trauma from an accident could be significant
- Chiropractors are experts in soft tissue treatments
- A full examination will give you peace of mind
The chiropractors at Back & Neck Care Center are specialists in both hard and soft tissue problems, including those that can arise after a car accident.
Why You Should Contact an Attorney
Medical bills are expensive, and car accident-related injuries are no exception. Compensation from the other party can make paying for treatments such as surgery, physical therapy, and medication less troublesome, particularly if you’ve lost wages due to a traumatic auto injury. For a free consultation with an attorney specializing in car accident-related cases, contact The S.E. Farris Law Firm, where they are dedicated to fighting for the needs of their clients.
Written By: Dr. Jeffrey Stark