If you have been involved in a car accident, whiplash injuries need to be taken very seriously. Because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or even months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as seriously injured as you really are. Symptoms from a car accident and whiplash can include anything from radiating pain into the shoulder, elbow pain, wrist pain or hand pain, lower back pain, headaches, jaw pain and more.
Low Back Pain
Most people consider whiplash to be an injury of the neck. However, the lower back is also commonly injured as well. In fact, low back pain is found in more than half of rear impact collisions in which injury was reported, and almost three-quarters of all side-impact crashes. This is mostly due to the fact that the low back still experiences a tremendous compression.
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Did you know that pain from an Auto Accident can cause permanent injuries?
If you’ve ever been in an auto accident, one of the first things you probably did was look yourself over, trying to find any visible signs of injury. This reaction is a common one, because we’ve all been taught not to make a “big deal” out of scratches and bruises, but the reality of a crash can be much different.
While the twisted metal of your vehicle might portray the physical aspects of an accident, your body can absorb the pain in a variety of different ways—many of which can lie hidden under the surface for hours, days, months, or even years!
This misunderstanding can often lead to a delay in feeling a lot of things— from headaches to back pain—but to fully understand how an accident can really affect you, you have to understand that the force behind a crash doesn’t just travel through your vehicle—it also travels through YOU.
The most important task for you after an accident is to IMMEDIATELY come into Raleigh Spine Clinic for a Complimentary Accident Injury Consultation. Our history has shown that the faster you can get into our office, the more we will be able to help mitigate the pain and in many cases the long term effects of your injuries.
Here are a few symptoms to look for after your accident:
- Stiff Neck
- Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Tingling in Arms, Hands, or Legs
- Blurred Vision
- Burning or Prickling Feeling in Your Neck and Shoulders
So please take a few minutes and contact Dr. Roistacher at Raleigh Spine Clinic in the FIRST 24 HOURS of your accident (the sooner the better!) Your body will thank you!