Why You Need to See a Doctor After a Car Accident
It’s prime car crash time in Minnesota. If you’re involved in any type of car accident, you should see a doctor as soon as possible, even if you feel uninjured. After a car accident, many seemingly minor but significant injuries that need treatment may not be apparent. Post-accident, the adrenaline can mask symptoms and pain. Your body’s natural defense mechanism is to get through the emergency, even if you are injured. Aches and pains often reveal themselves after your body has calmed. It’s in your best interest to consult with a doctor to ensure no injury is left unturned, such as inflammation, internal bruising, bleeding, or a concussion.
Just as your vehicle will give you clues to what needs “fixing”, your body will do the same. Pain is an alarm, and your body will tolerate up until the point you pay attention and address the symptoms.
The days, weeks, and months following a car accident and the recovery can be slow and painful, but following your doctor’s orders and prescribed treatments will provide the best results for quick and effective healing.
Tune in as Michael Milbauer, Doctor of Chiropractic shares signs you need to look for if you’ve been in an auto accident.