Pain from auto accident injuries often doesn’t appear until hours, days or even weeks afterward. Many people walk away from auto accidents “without a scratch” only to suffer crippling pain, neck strain or headaches much later. It’s actually quite common for pain and injuries after a car accident to remain undetected for a long period of time.
Delayed pain happens because when you are in an accident, the body automatically secretes defensive hormones such as adrenaline that are natural pain-killers. In some case, people go into a state of shock after an accident, leaving them immune to pain or other symptoms of injuries. It’s only hours or even days later – after the body’s natural defenses wear off – that they begin to realize that they were hurt in the accident. With this knowledge, it is important to see a doctor for a checkup right away after an auto accident. Don’t wait to be in excruciating pain.
Some of the most common symptoms you can experience hours after a car accident include:
- Excruciating pain in the back, neck or head.
- Difficulty breathing or inhaling deeply
- Pain while urinating
- Numbness or tingling that doesn’t go away after a few minutes
- If you experience these or other painful symptoms, it’s time to seek medical treatment immediately.
Many injuries related to car accidents are related to the spinal column. Car collisions can cause the spine to go out of its natural balance, resulting in dull pains in the back and neck, muscle spasms, headaches and other painful symptoms.
Fortunately, chiropractic care can address imbalances in the spinal column, discs, nerves and vertebrae gently yet effectively. In many instances, just a few sessions with a chiropractor is enough to relieve pain caused by auto accidents and other injuries quickly and permanently.
Get the Help You Need
If you or somebody you know has recently been in an auto accident, it’s important that you schedule a consultation with one of our professionals as soon as possible – even if you are not currently experiencing any pain. Here are Williamson County Integrative Medicine we have three goals when treating a patient who has suffered from an auto accident injury.
- Make sure their pain level is back to where it was prior to the accident.
- Make sure all their medical bill get paid for.
- Have something left over for them.
We work with a team of attorneys throughout the valley that help make sure our patients get the best care possible.
If you’ve recently been in an auto accident, don’t wait until your body is wracked with pain. Get the help you need from the caring, helpful professionals at Williamson County Integrative Medicine Today! 623-552-5545