Sooner or later, nearly every American will be involved in an automobile accident at least once in their lives. For the most part, people involved in accidents walk away with no more than minor scrapes and bruises. Or at least they think they’ve escaped serious injury.
All too often, however, accident victims may not have pain or symptoms of injury in the moment, but may have sustained injuries that may not cause immediate pain – or even symptoms that could be observed during a visit to the emergency room.
These types of injuries can sometimes take weeks, months, or even years to become evident.
There is a mistaken idea that the extent of vehicle damage can indicate the extent of injury caused to those in the vehicle. The thing is, a car’s bumper can absorb significant force, but the impact from the crash is transferred to the body, especially the head and neck, of the driver and passengers.
This is similar to the way that energy is transferred when one billiard ball hits a second. What you may not know is that an untreated neck or back injury, even one that isn’t painful, can lead to arthritis or other injury, causing pain, weakness, and eventual degeneration.
If you sustain whiplash, you may experience stiffness in the neck and shoulders, numbness in arms or fingers, back pain, and recurring headaches. These are the kinds of symptoms most people normally think of. But whiplash can also cause dizziness and irritability. If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident and may have suffered whiplash, with or without these symptoms, please visit us to be evaluated. We take most forms of medical insurance and are happy to work with your insurance company to help you get the treatment you need and deserve.
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