Whether it’s a car accident, slip-and-fall, or workplace incident, injuries unfortunately occur every day. Even though those involved in such accidents may not exhibit injury symptoms immediately after the event, there are five common injury symptoms that can take some time to present themselves.
Before we dive into these specific conditions, it’s important to understand why symptoms don’t always show up right away. The body naturally releases adrenaline any time it undergoes trauma, possibly not causing the victim to notice any pain until days or even weeks after the incident.
Now that we’ve provided an explanation of why symptoms don’t always present themselves immediately, let’s dive into the five most common conditions caused by accidents.
Whiplash is among the most common injuries stemming from auto accidents or slip-and-fall incidents. Whiplash injuries occur when the spine or (more commonly) the neck sustains rapid back and forth movement. These movements can occur in any direction, however the most common direction is from back to forward, also known as hyper-extension to hyper-flexion.
While whiplash is primarily seen in those who have experienced an auto accident, the injury can occur any time the body experiences high-force jerking motions (such as slip-and-fall accidents, sports injuries, etc.)
Regardless of whether or not you can immediately see visual signs of injury after a car accident, you need to make sure you get checked out. While injuries like open wounds, broken bones, or head injuries will send you directly to the emergency room, what about injuries that could take hours, days, or even weeks to appear?
From whiplash to chronic back pain, you may not know the extent of your injuries until long after the scene of the accident has been cleared. So, how long should you wait before you see a chiropractor that can provide relief and speed up the healing process.
Lower back pain can be incredibly frustrating as it can interfere with many aspects of day to day life. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, this is an ailment that two-thirds of the people in the USA will suffer from at some point in their life and, although usually it is not serious and may disappear by itself, it can sideline you for a short while and even make simple tasks like getting dressed a challenge.
So, what can you do to alleviate this pain and get back to full strength as soon as possible? Read on to find out.
Life can get hectic after an auto accident. Apart from dealing with disability due to injuries incurred after the accident, you also have to contend with insurance companies, repairing your car and even missing out on work due to pain. This is where chiropractic care comes in handy to help put your life back on track.
Many will admit that the only time they think of visiting a chiropractor is when they strain their neck or back. However, there are a couple of other reasons that be cause for alarm and make you visit the chiropractor. It is important to note that the health of your spine can influence the overall health of the rest of your body. There is a high likelihood that if you are suffering from a particular condition, it might be helped by visiting a chiropractor.
Here are five common signs that signal you may be due for a visit to a chiropractor.
Did you know that 80% of people suffer from back pain at some point in their lives? In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for trips to the doctor’s office (behind respiratory infections). In fact, lower back pain affects more than 50% of the adult population each year and more than 10% of all adults experience frequent lower back pain.
Fibromyalgia refers to pain in the body’s soft, fibrous tissues, which include the muscles, ligaments and tendons. Fibromyalgia is generally indicated by widespread pain, extreme fatigue and by disturbed sleep patterns. Pain is most often described as being intense in regions of the neck, the back and in leg cramps.