It is important to see a chiropractor or health care professional as soon as possible after an accident. The first hours and days after an injury offer your doctor the most insight into your condition. It is common for symptoms to only present after a few days or weeks. By then, your body has begun to lay down scar tissue around the injury. This can result in ongoing pain for weeks or even years to come.
Your spine takes one of the biggest hits in an accident. That can affect other parts of the body including numbness, weakness, and pain. Often times, we may think that one part of our body is hurt or causing pain, but after a thorough exam we find the root leading to it and get you treated.