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Common Injury Symptoms After a Car Accident

Written By Health For Life Chiropractic on March 20, 2020

Chiropractic care after an Auto AccidentCar accidents are terrifying and come in all forms. Even the most insignificant bumps can lead to severe and long-lasting injuries. That’s why seeking auto injury treatment is vital to maintaining your health and wellbeing even after the smallest of fender benders. 

Why You Need to Seek Auto Injury Treatment ASAP

With approximately three million Americans injured each year in car accidents, it’s important to remind individuals that they should seek auto injury treatment right after an accident, no matter how small it may have been. Why – because many of the most common auto injuries that medical professionals see do not present symptoms right away. This is because the body releases a rush of adrenaline to help put your body into survival mode and get you out of harm's way. 

Since the adrenaline helps the body get into survival mode, you’ll often notice that you don’t feel pain immediately following an accident. However, that doesn’t mean you’ve not been hurt. Several injuries often don’t start showing symptoms until hours or even days after the accident, including:

  • Whiplash
  • Head injuries, such as concussions
  • Internal bleeding/Blood clots
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Neck/Back/Shoulder injuries
  • Muscle Sprains/Strains

Injury Symptoms to Watch for After an Accident

If you or your loved one has recently been in an accident, there are several injury symptoms that you should watch for. If you experience any of the following symptoms, seek car accident treatment immediately:

  • Headaches
  • Bruising
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of balance
  • Back/Neck pain
  • Unexplained mood swings
  • Light/Sound sensitivity
  • Dizziness/Disorientation

These symptoms are relatively common and could be attributed to a wide variety of issues. However, if you’ve recently experienced even the most minor of fender benders, you may be suffering from any number of possible injuries, many of which don’t show physical signs. Pain is usually the first sign of something wrong in these cases and seeking out auto injury treatment is crucial. 

Car Accident Treatments Available with Health for Life Chiropractic

Auto accidents are scary, and while the body may not realize it’s been hurt, it is vital to seek out a car accident treatment as soon as you can. With over 30 years in practice in Douglasville, Dr. Hattaway will help releive your pain! Don’t wait for the pain to surface and get the better of you. 

Contact the team at Health for Life Chiropractic and schedule a consultation today.

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