After automobile accident an injury may not become apparent until months or even years after the incident.
You may be just sore or stiff and think you injury is not serious. You should get checked out immediately .

Look for these symptoms after an auto accident:

  • Whiplash
  • Concussion
  • Shoulder pain
  • Neck pain
  • Neck stiffness
  • Headache
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Lower back pain
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Knee Pain

  • Pain in the jaw or face
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness / Disoriented
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Pain between the shoulder blades

When a vehicle stops suddenly in a crash or is struck from behind, a seat belt will keep a person's body 


from being thrown forward. But the head may snap forward, then backward,
causing whiplash. In addition to car accidents, whiplash can be caused by
roller coasters and other amusement park rides, and sports injuries.


Whiplash is a soft tissue injury of the neck caused by a sudden jerking or
"whipping" of the head. This type of motion strains the muscles and ligaments

of the neck beyond their normal range.  In severe cases inter vertebral joints,

discs, and nerve roots may be affected.


Whiplash injuries can be mild or severe.You may

feel pain and stiffness in your neck for the first few days following a whiplash injury. Treatment typically begins with over-the-counter pain relievers and ice applied to the painful neck muscles. Then you feel better, but the pain and stiffness may come back several days later. If

pain persists physical therapy may be helpful.

The discomfort you feel may involve surrounding

muscle groups in your head, chest, shoulders,

and arms.

Most people recover from whiplash in just a few weeks, but some people with whiplash injuries develop chronic conditions that can be extremely painful and disabling.

Call immediately for medical assistance if

  • Neck pain and stiffness comes back after it had resolved.
  • The pain spreads to your shoulders or arms.
  • You have pain when you move your head.
  • You have numbness, tingling, or weakness in your arms. 

The information provided on this site is not a substitute for professional medical advice,  

  examination, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health care

  provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.  If you think

  you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

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