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Do Not Ignore Headaches That Appear after a Car Accident

Apr 16, 2018

After an auto collision occurs, some drivers are able to immediately identify injuries based on their noticeable features. Accident injuries like bone fractures and lacerations offer tangible symptoms that help drivers understand that they should seek medical attention.

However, there are a variety of post-accident conditions that may not appear for several days or weeks after a collision occurs. If you are involved in a car accident and do not sustain noticeable injuries, it’s imperative to stay alert for delayed symptoms.

Seek Medical Treatment After A Car Accident

It is recommended to seek medical treatment as soon as possible following a car accident, even if you do not believe you are hurt or notice any symptoms. A complete examination conducted by an experienced Atlanta chiropractor can help you locate any injuries before their associated symptoms appear. If your chiropractor is not able to diagnose a particular condition or injury, you should still remain mindful of how your body feels and functions for a few months. If you do develop a health condition that seems out of the ordinary, contact your chiropractor for a new examination.

How To Respond To Headaches or Dizziness

Blunt trauma to the head or neck may cause dizziness or headaches, although car accident victims may not experience such symptoms for several weeks. Headaches serve as indicators that other areas of your system are not functioning or performing correctly and the sudden development of this condition should be treated seriously.

As a car accident victim, it’s imperative that you understand the potential risks associated with a traumatic brain injury. If your head is exposed to blunt trauma, the soft tissue that surrounds your brain may negatively affect your skull and cause symptoms such as inflammation, bleeding, and tissue damage. Such symptoms can be life-threatening and if you do not sustain a noticeable injury immediately following an accident. With time, a headache may cause a series of reactions that lead to brain damage.

Contact AICA Atlanta If You Experience Headaches After A Car Accident

Too many car accident victims do not associate sudden headaches with a car accident that took place several days or weeks ago. Too often, such victims blame their symptoms on stress, anxiety, dehydration, or some other unrelated action/event. Ignoring or dismissing headaches or dizziness can lead to fatal results.

If you are in a serious car accident and hit your head during a crash, contact the chiropractors at AICA Atlanta right away. Doing so may help you avoid permanent damage or long-term pain. Just dial (404) 889-8828 to schedule a free consultation or a complete examination.