If you are in an accident—even if it’s a minor fender bender and you don’t seem to have any injuries—schedule a chiropractic visit as soon as possible. Just because you can’t see any cuts or bruises, you may have an internal injury. Internal injuries can creep up on you when you least expect it. For your sake, and the sake of those you care about, seek immediate care after an accident.
Many people do not experience pain right after an accident. The body and mind are both in a state of shock. After a day or so, you may start to feel pain in your neck, shoulders, or back. You may also feel dizzy and have an overall feeling of discomfort. Soft tissue injuries, associated with whiplash, can take weeks to cause pain. When the pain suddenly appears, you will have to pay for treatment yourself even though the accident caused your injuries.