After an auto accident, paramedics are often called. These medical professionals will do preliminary checkups to determine which accident victims need prompt medical attention. But often, a person doesn’t feel the effects of an injury until after leaving the scene. Some internal injuries might not be felt for a couple days, and some injuries (like whiplash) don’t become obvious to someone until what they thought was just soreness doesn’t go away like expected.
Many aches and pains will go away with rest and healing, but prompt diagnosis but a physician is recommended to rule out more serious concerns, like a spinal injury. If you have a more serious injury, you can get the care you need before you experience unnecessary suffering and a prolonged recovery.
Spinal injuries are quite common in motor vehicle accidents. Symptoms to look for include nausea, headaches, restricted movement, and pain in the head, neck, shoulders, or arms. Other symptoms include dizziness, fainting, rapid heartbeat, low back pain, or numbness in the limbs.
If you think you are fine, you very well may be, but just in case, we encourage you to get checked out just in case. You only have one body to live in!
Absolute Wellness Center in Eugene, OR offers sports medicine, chiropractic medicine, naturopathic medicine, physical rehabilitation, acupuncture, and therapeutic massage. If you have been injured in a car accident, getting a through exam is the first step to determining whether you are simply sore, or whether proper treatment may prevent chronic pain down the road. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about your injury, your personal injury insurance, and next steps. Click here to contact us or give us a call at 541-484-5777.