Symptoms of Injuries That Start To Show after a While – Post You Had a Car Crash

January 27, 2015

A car accident, whether minor or major is the most unfortunate thing. If you had one, then you must get a first aid as per the protocol. There are times when the wounds/pain/ discomfort start to show after a while.

Your body is naturally programmed to generate endorphins to mask the pain or heal any other injury. There are times when you feel more in pain post few days, once you have had an accident, which is the time when you truly miss endorphins, as they stop producing in your body after some time.

To know more about common car accident injuries symptoms, read further to know more.

Soft tissues

The most commonly experienced delayed injury is the injury caused to the soft tissues. If you are hurt in the same context in the neck, it may be termed as ‘whiplash’. Yes, the pain is connected to your neck, but can lead to the neural path. It may get severe to the extent that it may hurt your spine. For more symptoms follow the points mentioned below:-

  • Stiffness and pain in the shoulders and arms
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty to move
  • Can’t reach out to things much
  • Spasms in muscles
  • Reduced degree of reflexes
  • Feeling of numbness in some areas
  • Headaches

If you have been having such symptoms, do not take them lightly. These symptoms are strong enough to make life tough and challenging for you. The kind of treatment you may go ahead with are:-

  • Physiotherapy
  • chiropractic manipulation

Concussions

This is another section/ genres to pay attention to once you have had an accident. These do not start to show immediately like whiplashes, but after a while. It is indeed a blessing if you have someone around to judge the symptoms of such cases. This way, you will be able to look after yourself and seek treatment on time.

It is best to look after it on time else it may manifest in the following ways:-

  • Difficulty in balancing yourself
  • Mild to severe headaches
  • Vision may get blurred
  • Constant ringing in ears
  • Vomiting / nausea
  • Convulsion
  • Amnesia
  • Staying confused and not being to judge things well
  • Discomfort may cause irritation
  • You may feel depressed and anxious
  • Insomnia
  • Lethargy

Emotional harms

An accident does not only cause loud, mild or internal injuries. It causes psychological stress and depression when you have just met with an accident. It is totally an unpleasant experience. While the physician is checking your wounds, it is best to have a loved one around to be of moral support. After all, you have to file a claim as well in the future.

Though it is easy to preach than to practice, yet try and stay calm. It is totally understandable what you have been through, but the best nurse for you is yourself. However, it is recommended that you take professional help.