Even if your car accident left your vehicle with minimal damage, you might have not been so lucky—our bodies are, of course, significantly different than the components of a car!
Perhaps your auto accident was on a simple trip to pick up groceries.
Before you knew it, tires screeched and metal made contact with metal. Before you could even determine what was happening, you were in an auto accident.
In the event that an accident wasn’t “major” in terms of how much damage the cars involved received, it might be easy to assume that you weren’t damaged. However, research has indicated that drivers can be injured and not even be aware of it right away even after a minor car accident.
A Clean Bill of Health? Not so Fast.
It’s possible that you went to the hospital after your accident just to get checked up. It’s also possible that you were told that there was nothing wrong with you. But just because you didn’t have any broken bones doesn’t mean that you didn’t have back injuries which were unseen at the time.
After an experience like this, you would be well advised to visit a medical practitioner who knows exactly what soft tissue problems look like.
We Can Help
In the event that you’ve been in an auto accident, perhaps caused by a minor “fender bender” or similarly common problem, working with the right medical professional can make your life much easier. Qualified individuals who know how to interface with your legal team and insurance company will not only help you to return to your optimal health, they can assist with your administrative needs as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
My arms and hands hurt. Why?Because the nerves to the arms and hands exit the spine through the injured area of the neck, numbness and tingling are common. Even lower back pain can result directly from the trauma, or as a reaction to the loss of proper spinal curves.
I had an accident and over a week later I began experiencing headaches. Why?Your body will adapt to its environment and things that have happened to it. So whether you’ve been in a car accident or you’re experiencing stress in the workplace, you’ll adjust—but the body can only adjust so much. When your capacity to adapt is exhausted, symptoms can appear. This can take days, weeks, months or years to occur.
Can I expect to return to normalcy again?Many chiropractic patients report improved spinal function and a reduction of their symptoms. Those who delay seeking appropriate care often discover that scar tissue and long-standing spinal instability increases the recovery period.