Delayed Pain Following Accidents
Where’s the pain? Many victims of minor and sometimes even major car or other type of accidents assume that because they feel fine physically, they do not require any medical attention. In fact, the emotional distress and shock at the time of these accidents can lead those involved to want to be done with the upsetting incident as soon as possible.
While this is an understandable reaction, professionals will tell you to carefully monitor any symptoms, and be alert to any physical changes. These can range from neck or back stiffness or pain, to dizziness or headaches. The delayed onset of pain due to injury is a situation we encounter many times.
Although to be on the safe side, you can seek immediate care following an injury, be aware that if problems develop, either fairly soon or sometimes even long after an accident, it pays to seek a professional with experience in cases such as this. In addition, look not just for a diagnosis, but the most effective route to relief: from healing, to staying healthy.
When legal issues come into play regarding accidents, it is also helpful to seek out trusted counsel on matters involving personal injury. Often, this goes hand in hand with your physical care.
In addition to traditional care, such as orthopedic evaluation and physiotherapy, we encourage our patients to explore a wide variety of therapies (from chiropractic to aquatic therapy). When legal issues come into play regarding accidents, it is also helpful to seek out trusted counsel on matters involving personal injury. Often, this goes hand in hand with your physical care.
Remember, becoming an educated consumer is your best insurance of quality care.