Typically after an accident, it's recommended to get checked out by a medical professional even if you do not feel any immediate injuries. Car accident injuries can lay dormant for a few days before presenting. Getting a check up immediately can help catch any injuries that have not yet produced symptoms or pain.
Whiplash is a common accident associated with rear ending car accidents. A rapid back and forth movement of the next causes prolonged stiffness, pain, and limited mobility in the neck. Headaches, dizziness, shoulder pain, and in more severe cases even sleep issues and blurred vision can occur.
Drivers and passengers are also vulnerable to brain injuries due to the head hitting the steering wheel, windshield, window, roof, or other people. A frequent car accident injury is a concussion caused by a blow to the head. A concussion is what results when your brain bounces around within your skull. This can cause chemical changes in the brain and you may not notice the symptoms immediately.
Knowing the symptoms such as headache, neck pain, nausea or dizziness can help you watch out for a concussion easier. Remember, symptoms don't always appear right away. Sometimes they can take days or even weeks to appear. Most concussion patients notice that the symptoms reduce significantly in 2 to 3 weeks after the symptoms started.
As always, it's important to seek medical attention with any car accident and let a medical provider evaluate you. With AIM, seeing a provider is a breeze. Just give us a call and we'll get you scheduled with one of our providers that specialize in accident injury care. Together, you'll formulate a plan and get on the road to recovery!
If you, or someone you know, has recently been in a car accident, call AIM. We'll take care of you from injury to recovery! 855-432-1AIM (246)
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