Side Effects After a Car Accident

Side Effects After a Car Accident

No two car accidents are exactly the same, so it stands to reason that no two injuries incurred during an accident would be identical either, with different presentations, pain levels, etc.. With the wide range of injuries which can be suffered during an accident, there can be a number of side effects which may come along with your injuries.

Ironically, one of the most common side effects after an accident is NO side effects, or pain of any kind. This is why it is so important to schedule an appointment with an auto accident physician as soon as possible, even after a minor accident, to help diagnose any underlying injuries, which could be having a negative impact on your body without you even being aware. 

Car Accident Side Effects

More traditionally, there are several side effects after an auto accident, including:

  • headaches
  • neck and back pain 
  • stomach pain 
  • numbness

If you are experiencing any of these side effects after an accident, it is critical to have them checked out by a doctor, as they could be an indicator of a much more serious internal trauma.

Common Car Accident Injuries

While a car accident can create a vast number of differing injuries to the human body, some injuries are more common than others. Injuries which are seen with great prevalence after an auto accident include:

  • Whiplash
  • Head injuries
  • Scrapes and abrasions
  • Broken ribs (and other broken bones)
  • Internal bleeding
  • Herniated discs
  • Knee injuries

If you have suffered any of the aforementioned injuries (particularly whiplash or herniated disc) and side effects, it is imperative that you be examined by an experienced auto accident doctor, with the tools, education, and skills to successfully diagnose and treat your varied structural injuries.

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