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Posted on 04-25-2018
Car accidents are notorious for creating hidden injuries, especially if you experience a low-speed fender bender or are rear-ended. Once the accident is over and you are out of your car talking to the other driver, you may feel fine, and you may not notice any cuts, bruises or pain. In fact, you may not feel anything until a few days later. Our Joplin chiropractor at Skaggs Chiropractic LLC recommends that you schedule an appointment within 72-hours of your accident so that you can be evaluated for any unknown injuries.
Certain types of car accident injuries are not apparent right away. In fact, you may feel fine for up to three days after your accident. This is because your body releases adrenaline as well as endorphins that can mask pain. Once these hormones wear off, you will start to feel your hidden injuries.
Car accident injury symptoms can start anywhere from a few hours to a few days after the accident. In the beginning, you may notice stiffness and soreness. This is usually followed by obvious pain. If one of your injuries is whiplash, you may experience headaches, dizziness and blurry vision. Without treatment, your symptoms could continue to get worse instead of better.
Our Joplin chiropractor recommends getting evaluated within one to two days after your car accident. At this stage, you may be feeling mild symptoms, but they have not fully developed. Getting an examination of your back, neck and extremity joints can help determine if you have any injuries so that you can be treated as soon as possible. This may prevent your symptoms from getting worse, and it will help you recover faster after your auto accident.
To schedule an to treat an auto injury, call your Joplin chiropractor at 417-624-4242.
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