Car accidents can be a traumatic experience even if you don’t feel any symptoms right away.
Most of the time after a car accident, you will have symptoms associated with whiplash. Whiplash is a forceful, rapid back and forth movement of the neck that can cause pain and damage to the surrounding tissues. If it’s severe enough it can cause instability in the spine due to tearing of the ligaments that support the structure of the spine. If these are left untreated, it may lead to accelerated degeneration and early signs of arthritis.
Other situations where an accident occurs might not result in immediate pain, but will result in delayed onset of symptoms from days to weeks or even months. In these cases, the care that is needed might be unnecessarily delayed because there were no immediate symptoms.
If you have been in an accident, whether you believe your injuries to be minor or severe, it is best to get a thorough evaluation by a structural chiropractic who understands these injuries very well.
Give us a call if you’ve been in an accident and we would be happy to answer any questions you might have and provide you with the support you need.