Whiplash symptoms do not always occur
immediately after an accident.
With all that post-impact adrenaline pumping,
your brain may not register the pain signals
coming from your body. Much of the time,
it's only after you've calmed down that pain
and other symptoms appear.
Why It Matters
Don't dismiss delayed symptoms. They are very real,
and even minor ones can be an indication of something more.
And the longer you wait to get evaluated and receive care,
the more likely it is you'll need more
aggressive medical care down the road.
And get this. While medications can provide temporary pain relief,
they don't do a thing to help your body heal.
That's why chiropractors are often the first
healthcare professionals people see after an accident.
Research has shown that active care involving
range of motion and mobilizing exercises and strengthening
can effectively reduce pain and help the body heal, naturally.