Many people do not have any pain or discomfort in the 24-48 hours after a car accident. And then it happens… Most symptoms present in days 3-12 following a crash. The headaches, neck/back pain, muscle spasms, numbness in the hands, etc. may occur all at once or come on in stages. The sooner treatment starts the better!
One of the most important thing to keep in mind is to be patient with your body and the healing process. The magnitude of forces in a car accident are so great that the injuries caused by them take a long time to resolve. It is often 6-12 months from the date of the accident until full healing and rehabilitation of the soft tissues is complete. Knowing this beforehand can help one’s mindset prepare for the treatments and rehab work that goes into recovering from these types of injuries.
The staff at Marcum Chiropractic is great at helping you set your expectations and understanding of the healing process following a wreck. They will help you heal, strengthen your body, return you to your desired activities, and teach you how to prevent injury in the future. If you or a loved one has been in a crash, call 503-235-7130 to start the healing!