Suffering From Whiplash After A Traffic Collision?

They can cause aches and pains to any part of your body, as well as post-accident fear and anxiety whenever driving or being a passenger. You never know when they may occur, but when they do, automobile accidents are physically, mentally, and financially painful.

The financial impact of missing work, medical needs and getting the car fixed or having to buy a new one is another stressful aspect.

How Soon Should You See A Chiropractor?

Regarding just the physical aspects of an automobile accident, it is important to get checked by a chiropractor very soon after it happens.

However, if left untreated, the pain from whiplash injury may worsen and magnify.Even if you feel normal enough right after it happens, whiplash injuries can actually take days or up to a week to be noticeable. If it is minor whiplash, the injury may be treated and able to heal quickly.

The longer it is left untreated, the harder it is for your body to heal, as well as convincing the insurance company that the pain is directly related to the automobile accident.

Common Symptoms Seen After a Car Accident Are:

  • Whiplash or neck pain: Common after rear-end collisions, when the head and neck move rapidly forward and backward, which puts strain on muscles and tendons. This motion can sprain the ligaments.
  • Headaches, either chronic or acute
  • Jaw pain
  • Neck, mid-back, and/or lower back pain
  • Numbness and tingling in the arms and/or legs
  • Dizziness, light headedness, ringing or buzzing in the ears