One of the biggest problems with car accidents is that many victims will not feel the full effect of their symptoms for days, weeks, or even months following the accident.
Since the body enters a state of shock after the impact, you may not know how the accident has affected you until the shock has dissipated. Insurance companies are aware of this and may try to get you to settle your case before some of the symptoms even manifest.
Be aware that once you have settled your case, you lose your right to have the insurance company pay for any treatment you may need. You may want to consult a personal injury attorney before entering into a settlement.
It is our job to determine the extent of the physical injuries suffered during the auto accident. Even if you’re just a little sore after an accident it is important to be examined by a professional who specializes in soft-tissue injuries.
Symptoms you may experience immediately after suffering a whiplash injury are: nausea, neck pain, headaches/migraines, jaw pain, shoulder pain, and wrist and hand pain, as well as numbness, tingling and/or weakness.
In the days following, one may also experience: memory loss, irritability, insomnia, indigestion, depression, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), and concentration problems.
At HEAL Natural Medicine, treatments for automobile accident injuries consist of chiropractic adjustments, myofascial release, rehabilitation exercises, postural correction, and mechanical traction.