Delayed Pain After A Car Accident
If you’re fortunate enough to walk away from a car accident without catastrophic injuries, don’t assume you’re out of the woods just yet. Even if you feel fine immediately after the accident, it’s still a good idea to see a chiropractor. Adrenaline can mask pain signals, and it’s not uncommon for people to experience delayed pain and injuries in the days and weeks following an accident.
Ignoring these symptoms is not a wise strategy. Pain medication may provide temporary relief, but it doesn’t address the root cause of the pain. Additionally, delaying treatment may result in more aggressive medical interventions being required down the line.
3 Common manifestations of delayed pain after a car accident include 1. headaches (possible concussion or mild traumatic brain injury), 2. back pain, and 3. neck/shoulder pain. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek out medical attention right away. Chiropractic care, which may involve manipulation, range of motion exercises and strengthening, can be highly effective at reducing pain and restoring functional health without the need for drugs or surgery.
Don’t dismiss your symptoms or concerns. Even minor symptoms can be indicative of a more significant problem. Allied Chiropractic in Hillsboro are not only highly trained to treat these I juries, we also have massage therapy and acupuncture to help you recover faster. Call and schedule a proper evaluation as soon as possible, as early diagnosis and treatment can make all the difference in your quality of life and long-term well-being.