After a Crash:  Three Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Car accidents leave behind all kinds of scars, whether they are financial, emotional, or physical. Many physical conditions related to car crashes don’t reveal themselves, however, until a few days after the accident has passed.

You may be tempted to ignore these conditions as they arise. The longer you wait to seek out professional treatment, though, the more dangerous your injuries can become.

With that in mind, be sure to reach out to a medical professional if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms.

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Back Pain

Sometimes, post-accident back pain indicates nothing more than a strained muscle. Other times, unexplained and persistent back pain can indicate a serious spinal injury.

Additional symptoms of spinal damage can include:

  • Tingling hands and feed
  • Numbness throughout your body
  • Weakness in certain parts of your body

If it’s become difficult for you to sit, stand, or otherwise meet your day-to-day needs, don’t wait for your condition to worsen. Seek out a spinal assessment from our chiropractic professionals.

Persistent Headaches

One of the most worrying conditions to contend with after a car accident is a traumatic brain injury. These injuries are difficult to detect if you don’t display immediate symptoms or seek out medical attention.

If you notice, though, that you have a persistent headache after a car accident, get in touch with your general practitioner right away.

Persistent headaches can be a sign of brain damage. Other signs of a traumatic brain injury include:

  • Mood changes
  • Nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Changes in your vision

Whatever you do, do not walk away from a crash without talking to a medical professional. The sooner you can determine what kind of condition you’re in, the sooner you can benefit from effective chiropractic treatment.

Neck Stiffness After a Car Crash

The types of injuries you get from car crashes will vary based on the kind of accident you were involved in. Rear-end accidents, for example, tend to create conditions like whiplash. You may find yourself contending with whiplash when an accident forces your neck to move rapidly back and forth, much like the movement of a whip.

Whiplash does not always immediately assert itself after a car accident. Instead, you may leave the scene of an accident and not notice any neck stiffness until a few days have passed. Do not ignore these conditions, though.

Along with neck stiffness, a decreased range of motion in your neck can indicate that you need to see a chiropractor right away.

This is how your neck can be affected after a car accident >>

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