Your neck and back hurt, you can’t work, your life is in chaos . . . and there’s an insurance adjuster on the phone badgering you! If you’ve been involved in an auto accident, it is important to seek care from a qualified doctor as soon as possible following the incident.
The most common injuries associated with auto accidents are sprains and strains of spinal muscles and ligaments, but pain is often delayed. Symptoms can be diverse and complex and may include:
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Arm Pain with Numbness and/or Tingling
- Leg Pain with Numbness and/or Tingling
Problems Generally Get Worse With Time
Maybe you have tried to learn to live with the pain or taken medication to mask it. When the pills cover up the pain, some people think, “If I can control my condition with pills, it must not be too serious.” Although pills can mask or numb the pain, they do nothing to help the underlying problem, and the damage can continue to get worse with time. But there is a simple way to get on the road to recovery!