Common Accident Symptoms


What are Common Symptoms After a Car Accident?

The most common forms of injury from a car accident are neck and back injuries, which can occur in moderate forms such as whiplash and neck strain, to more serious injuries like vertebral dislocation and disc injury. Sometimes, symptoms have a delayed onset. Meaning, although you have been physically injured, you may not feel pain until a few days, or even weeks later. Common symptoms include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Shoulder and between shoulder blades pain
  • Numbness and tingling down arms and/or legs
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of concentration
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Low back pain
  • Headache
  • Dizziness or balance problems
  • Middle back pain
  • Jaw pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip/thigh pain

What if I Don’t Have any Pain After the Accident?

Even if you do not experience any immediate pain after the car accident, it is important to have an examination performed by a doctor that specializes in whiplash that results from a car accident. A whiplash is a very serious injury that may not have immediate symptoms. It sometimes occurs with a very small impact. When the body is suddenly forced in a sudden flexion and extension state such as it happens during an impact from the rear, the muscles of the neck and back can experience tiny tears in them. These small tears may or may not cause symptoms of neck or back pain immediately. Unfortunately the symptoms may not appear for months or even years and the patient may not even relate their symptoms to the past accident. If left untreated, these micro tears can cause scar tissue in the injured muscles as well as cause degeneration and arthritis in the joints that they control, over time.  Best Car Accident Chiropractors will check your spinal vertebrae for misalignments, the range of motion of your neck, back, shoulders and other affected areas to determine if an injury occurred. Don’t take a chance with your health. Call one of the Best Car Accident Chiropractors even if you do not have any back or neck pain.

My Medical Doctor Gave Me Medication? Isn’t That Enough?

Sometimes the medications can relieve the symptoms of car accident injuries, which can be very helpful for temporary relief. An accident chiropractor will help correct the underlying structural damage such as a misaligned vertebrae and injured muscles using conservative methods. The underlying structural damage, if left uncorrected, can have long lasting effects that may not be prevented by taking the medications alone.

What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care utilizes manual manipulation of the spine to restore the normal movement and position of the spinal vertebrae.  It is by far the single-most effective treatment for minimizing the long-term impact of whiplash injuries, especially when coupled with massage therapy, trigger point therapy, exercise rehabilitation and other soft tissue rehabilitation modalities.

Do Accident Chiropractors Accept Lawyer Liens?

Yes, all of the accident chiropractors listed on this website agree to accept accident cases on a lien. Of course, that can be determined for each individual case at the time of the first visit.

How Long Does a Car Accident Treatment Take?

Each case is very different. A Best Car Accident Chiropractor will determine the length of your treatment depending on the injuries you incurred as a result of your accident. Most of the time, your chiropractor will suggest a more frequent schedule in the first four to six weeks following the car accident and tapering it off as your accident symptoms improve.

What if I Need to Take Time Off Work After the Accident?

A Best Car accident Chiropractor can recommend time off work after performing the initial accident examination. Factors such as work duties and severity of injuries will determine the amount of time that your accident chiropractor can recommend for time off from work. Your chiropractor may also recommend that you will avoid physical activities such as walking, running and exercising  following an accident.

Is Best Car Accident Chiropractor™ affiliated with any of the listed Chiropractic Offices?

No. Best Car Accident Chiropractor™ is a directory of accident chiropractors. This website is in no way responsible for any financial or professional disputes that may occur between clients and the independent chiropractic office. Each chiropractor listed on this site is an independent entity. They are licensed doctors of chiropractic and are liable for any financial or professional misconduct. Best Car Accident Chiropractor™ checks each chiropractor’s license when the office is first listed with our directory.