What Are Delayed Injuries?

If you are not in pain after being involved in a car accident it does not mean you have escaped unhurt from the accident. Many car accident injuries do not show up immediately after a car crash.

Your adrenaline levels become so high after you’ve been in a car wreck, that the increased hormone levels mask any pain that your body may actually be having. These pains surface days or even weeks after the car accident.
Also, your endorphin levels shoot up after a car accident causing increased levels of awareness. These too hide the pain you are actually feeling and do not reveal themselves right away. Such injuries are termed delayed injuries because they do not surface immediately.

Delayed injuries tend to remain hidden but when they do manifest, they can be a cause of immense pain and discomfort. That is why car accident victims are advised to visit a car accident treatment clinic right after a car crash. Waiting for the pain to surface and then getting the injury diagnosed can waste a lot of valuable time.

Why Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractors who are specialists in handling car accident related injuries are the perfect professionals you can seek treatment from after a car wreck. They not only specialize in diagnosing and treating delayed injuries, but also offer treatment options that are natural and holistic.

Some of the symptoms you should keep a look out for after the crash, include:
● Back or neck pain
● Headaches
● Numbness or tingling in the extremities
● Dizziness or nausea
● Fatigue
● Blurred vision or difficulty hearing

But irrespective of whether you notice the above symptoms or not, it is prudent to visit a chiropractor at a Coral Gables accident treatment clinic for immediate treatment. Delaying evaluation and treatment can lead to life-altering long term problems.

We've listed 3 common delayed injuries that most car accident victims suffer from. The best and most effective way to not let these delayed injuries get out of control is by seeking prompt medical attention and chiropractic care after a car accident.

1. Whiplash
One of the most common car accident injuries, whiplash can remain 'hidden' for days and weeks. A whiplash occurs when the head is forcefully thrown forward and backward due to the impact at the time of a car collision. The sudden jerking movement can damage the soft tissues of the neck and shoulders and also cause injury to the nerves, tendons, ligaments, vertebrae, and discs of the cervical spine. The moment you notice the following symptoms visit an accident treatment clinic immediately: pain and stiffness in neck, headaches, pain in upper back and shoulders, numbness and tingling, and pain radiating down the shoulders and back.

2. Slipped or Herniated Disc
An intervertebral disc is a fluid-filled sac that is found between two spinal vertebrae in the spinal column. At the time of a car accident the impact can cause this disc to slip out from its original position. This protrusion or bulging of the disc can press upon the nerves surrounding it and cause pain. If the impact during a car crash is strong and forceful it can cause the intervertebral disc to explode. This causes the fluid inside it to leak into the spinal canal. This can cause immense pain in the back along with numbness and tingling. If the herniated disc presses against a nerve it leads to pain that can radiate down the extremities, like sciatic pain in the leg.

3. Concussion
Another injury that occurs as a result of the sudden jerking of the head during impact in a car accident is a concussion. The collision jolts the head so severely that it causes the brain to hit against the inside of the skull. A concussion or a traumatic brain injury can also lead to damage of brain cells and bruises. Keep a look out for the following symptoms: headaches, nausea and dizziness, loss of consciousness, loss of balance, light and sound sensitivity, memory problems, and disturbed sleep.

At Coral Gables Accident Treatment Clinic Experts Manage Your Pain

If you've been postponing a visit to a chiropractor for a check-up after a car accident, now is the time to schedule an appointment for a thorough evaluation. Delaying to seek medical attention can cause your acute pain to gradually become chronic. This will not only restrict you from carrying out your daily activities but will also have a life-altering effect on your health in the long run.

Allow the experts at our Coral Gables accident treatment clinic to control your pain and treat your injuries naturally and holistically. For more details on delayed injuries you can call 305-928-2828 today.

Author's Bio: 

Lena is an passionate blogger and writer who loves to share her own experience.