If you have been in a car accident, you may have known you had spinal or brain injury immediately or it may take weeks to understand the full impact and injuries. Many people say they feel “fine” and just “shaken up” after an accident and tell those at the accident they’re “ok” when they are anything but okay. Oftentimes, symptoms like pain, headaches, dizziness and nausea can set in immediately and sometimes these symptoms do not set it for days or weeks. Herniated or bulging discs can take weeks before they become debilitating.
Common symptoms following a car accident:
- headaches (from whiplash)
- neck pain (from whiplash)
- shoulder pain (from the seat belt)
- low back pain
- foot pain (from your foot being on the pedal)
- nausea, dizziness, balance issues (from possible concussion)
If you’ve been in a car accident, there is a good chance you’ve sustained microscopic tissue injuries at the least, and possibly more serious musculoskeletal or brain injuries. Regardless of the severity of the accident, if you’re in a little bit of pain or a lot, you should schedule an appointment for evaluation.
At North Idaho Chiropractic Neurology Center we know it doesn’t matter if it’s a fender bender or your car was totalled in the accident, you have sustained some kind of injury or disruption to your body and brain. Many people go without having someone evaluate their brain and body for functional changes and soft tissue injuries after leaving the scene, or after leaving a hospital. If you, or someone you know, have been in an accident and are not sure what to do, call our office today. We have an on-site digital X-ray machine and state-of-the-art equipment and treatments available to help you get back to health.