Did you know that sometimes injuries that result from a car crash can go unnoticed for days or even weeks? In some cases, a car accident injury will have delayed symptoms.
Take a rear-end collision for instance—while the impact on your back bumper might not have felt too severe, the whip-lash motion that your head went through still caused damage to your cervical spine.
Hopefully, you didn’t sign a release form from the other driver’s insurance, because just a few weeks later, you started experiencing pain symptoms in your neck.
Speaking of whiplash symptoms, if you begin having headaches in the days or weeks following your car accident injury, you should see a doctor. The cause could be whiplash, or in more severe cases, a brain injury or blood clot.
The sooner you see a physician after a car accident, the better you will be able to manage symptoms and care for injuries—not to mention the important documentation a doctor’s visit provides for insurance, and litigation, if necessary.
Delayed back pain could also indicate a whiplash injury, or it could mean you have suffered a sprain or soft tissue car accident injury. Pay close attention to any spinal injury pain symptoms. If you experience numbness or tingling, see a doctor. You may have a spinal cord injury.
Abdominal pain is a serious symptom that requires immediate medical attention. It could indicate internal bleeding, organ rupture, and soft tissue damage, all of which can be fatal.
Neck and Shoulder Pain
Neck and shoulder pain often present after some time has passed following a car accident. Herniated discs and soft tissue damage are common causes that you should not take lightly. If left untreated, the damage could become permanent.
Tingling Sensations and Numbness
Whether originating in your back or your extremities, numbness and tingling can indicate nerve damage. You may also experience weakness in your limbs. You should talk to a doctor as soon as possible if you start to feel these delayed pain symptoms.
Emotional Pain and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Not all pain is physical, so some of your delayed pain symptoms may include emotional pain and conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder. Anxiety and depression are also common and can result from psychological as well as physical injuries, including brain damage.
Don’t Just Live with Delayed Pain Symptoms from Your Car Accident Injury — Do Something about It
When you are in a car accident, you need to make sure that you can get the care that you deserve. If insurance does not cover treatment for your pain symptoms, you should know that you don’t have to live with it.
Have you suffered a car accident injury that did not present pain symptoms right away? You have options. Get in touch with Pacin Levine Attorneys at Law today to set up a consultation.
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