When you suffer an accident, injuries can be seen with the naked eye and immediately, which are essential to treat as soon as possible. But you can also suffer injuries that do not show symptoms until hours or even days after the accident.
Why? Several reasons may explain the delay in its onset, including releasing stress hormones during the accident, which can temporarily mask pain and symptoms and emotional shock. Therefore, it is important to know how to recognize them and be very attentive to the symptoms to seek appropriate medical attention if they occur. Below, we will explore some of them:
Symptoms after a car accident
Whiplash: A very common injury in car accidents involves a sudden movement of the head back and forth. This causes pain and stiffness in the neck and upper back.
Headache and Dizziness: While they may not be serious, they can also result from a concussion, the stress and tension experienced during the accident, or even a neck injury.
Chest Pain: This can indicate an injury to the ribs or even the organs, so paying attention and getting a medical check-up is essential if these symptoms appear hours or days after an incident.
Changes in Behavior, Mood, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Every accident involves trauma; in some cases, it is physical, and in others it is also emotional.
Cognitive Problems: Due to a concussion, you may experience cognitive problems, such as difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, confusion, and changes in behavior.
It is important to note that after an accident, not all people will suffer the same symptoms, and the injuries sustained by each person may vary. The essential thing is always to be alert to any change or discomfort to consult a doctor immediately.
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