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Posted on 11-10-2014
There’s no way to predict when a car accident will happen or how you’ll feel physically afterward. An auto accident can leave you with major injuries, minor cuts or bruises and most commonly with neck pain and/pr back pain.
Here are some symptoms related to neck pain you may experience after an auto accident:
Neck pain, neck spasms and neck stiffness. Immediately following a car accident, it’s not uncommon to feel little discomfort in your neck. Like a pulled muscle, the pain may not fully surface until a short time later. You may feel pain only, stiffness, limited range of motion or it may become excruciating to the point where it’s difficult to even sit comfortably. Neck pain can result from whiplash, bracing at impact, improper head-rest placement, and sudden jolting.
Headache. It’s common that a headache may accompany a neck injury. Since the areas are so close in proximity, muscles, tendons and nerves are all equally affected. Likewise, shoulder pain often accompanies neck pain. Not surprisingly, when you see an accident about to happen you stiffen up and become rigid which can make your injuries even worse.
Dizziness. Because the trauma of an accident can be so severe and your head can get bounced around, concussions are common injuries which can manifest as dizziness. If your blood pressure is going up or down you may also be experiencing dizziness.
Back pain. Back pain and injuries are quite common in auto accidents. Because your back encompasses the entire core area of your body, it takes a large portion of the impact. Upper, mid and lower back pain are frequent injuries.
Fatigue. Extreme fatigue may occur after an auto injury. Once a concussion has been ruled out, it’s typically safe to rest. An accident or other traumatic experience really amps up your adrenalin and the let down afterward can leave you feeling groggy, tired and irritable. It’s not uncommon to experience depression as well which can also be indicated by fatigue.
We also use a team of local physicians and healthcare providers to ensure you are getting the care you need, including: Orthopedists, Neurologists, Family and Internal Medicine, Physical Therapy, Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, and Pain Management doctors.
If you’ve been in an auto accident that has left you feeling discomfort, then be sure to contact us for an appointment at (386) 492-4881. Chiropractic care is ideal for preventative care, injuries and unexplained pain.
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