Automobile accidents happen every few minutes, fortunately, most are simple fender benders. However, many auto accidents can result in serious injuries, even life-threatening injuries. Unfortunately, it is common for many people to sustain an auto accident injury and not be aware of their injuries until a few days, even a few weeks after the accident. For example, one of the most common types of injury sustained from an auto accident is whiplash, which may result in symptoms that are often mistaken as simply being minor aches and pains, such as a headache or back pain. Approximately two-thirds of people involved in motor vehicle accidents develop symptoms of whiplash. The symptoms usually do not develop until two to 48 hours after the injury. Whiplash can also occur from falls, sports injuries, work injuries and other incidents.
Patients with whiplash may complain of pain and stiffness in the neck, extending into the shoulders and arms, upper back and even the upper chest. Many patients suffer from headaches, especially at the base of the skull. Patients may also experience dizziness, difficulty swallowing, nausea and even blurred vision after injury, but these symptoms tend to resolve quickly.
Your St. George, SC Chiropractor, Dr. Nathan Page of St. George Spine Center, will monitor the healing process of sore and tender muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissue to make sure the injury is healing properly and in alignment with the spine. Chiropractic care after an auto accident treats the injury rather than masking it with pain medications.
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