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Be Aware of these Delayed Auto Injury Symptoms that Require Immediate Chiropractor Attention

Published Date: 
February 7, 2017
A man winces in pain from a neck injury after a car accident.

If you have been involved in an auto accident recently, you need to pay close attention to what your body is telling you in the aftermath, even if it seems you have emerged from a traumatic incident relatively unscathed. Did you know that your body may still experience symptoms from the accident days or even weeks later?

Common Symptoms with Late Manifestations that You May End Up Experiencing After an Auto Accident


If you start experiencing headaches after suffering an auto collision, don't chalk it up to work-related stress or a migraine. A headache can actually be a sign of a more severe condition—perhaps a concussion or even a blood clot. Worse, it might also be a sign that you are suffering from a brain or severe head injury.

Abdominal Pain

When you suddenly find yourself suffering from pain in your abdominal area after a car accident, it could mean that you are suffering from an internal injury, possibly one that is hemorrhaging.
Internal bleeding is one of the most serious conditions you can incur after experiencing physical trauma from a wreck. It can occur within hours or days from when the accident occurred. Some symptoms of internal bleeding include a deep bruising in the affected area or the appearance of purplish skin. Similarly, you can also end up experiencing some fainting spells or simply become lightheaded.

Back Pain

According to medical experts, it is relatively common to experience pain in your lower back after you've been in a car accident. In fact, this kind of pain is experienced by more than half of the people who were in rear-impact collisions. Meanwhile, lower back pain is also experienced by nearly three quarters of victims in side-impact crashes.
Experiencing lower back pain after a car accident can indicate that you have sprained or strained a muscle. It can also mean that you are suffering from a herniated disc, which can leave you feeling uneasy, unless it is treated right away.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, visit a trusted Beaverton chiropractor right away for a consultation and treatment session. It is also important to disclose that you were in a vehicle accident recently so that the proper treatment can be administered for your quickest possible recovery.


7 delayed injury symptoms after a car crash, KTAR News
7 Delayed Symptoms You Should Never Ignore After a Work-Related Car Accident, meshbesher
Delayed Injury Symptoms Following a Car Accident, Levy Law Offices
Internal Bleeding Due to Trauma, WebMD

Dr. Darren Faherty D.C.

In 2004, Dr. Darren Faherty graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from UWEC - University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Dr. Darren continued education at the highly esteemed University of Western States (formerly Western States Chiropractic College) where he obtained his chiropractic degree in 2007. He has been helping people recover from injuries and return to their normal lifestyles ever since.

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