Explaining Pain After an Auto Accident

Pain is complicated, especially after something as jarring as an auto accident. Here’s a quick guide about what your pain (or lack of it) might be telling you.
Explaining Pain After an Auto Accident

Pain is Communication

Pain does not exist in a vacuum. It’s your body’s way of letting your mind know that something is wrong. Putting a damper on your pain is only a temporary fix. In order to truly treat pain, we have to address its root causes.

There Even When It’s Not

Like any form of communication, pain isn’t perfect. Sometimes, things like shock, adrenaline, and even injury can prevent your body from effectively communicating pain to your mind. If you were in an accident, regardless of the severity or absence of any pain, seek medical attention.
Explaining Pain After an Auto Accident
Explaining Pain After an Auto Accident

What Happens in an Accident

Car accidents of any kind present a shock to your body. Depending on the kind of injuries you got in an accident, you might experience pain from it in a variety of ways, including:

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Immediately

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Within a few hours

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Within a few days

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Within a few weeks

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Not at all

What Your Pain is
Telling You…

If you have no visible injuries from an accident but are still experiencing pain, see a doctor right away. There are countless invisible conditions that could be causing your discomfort, and addressing them is crucial to your recovery.

Explaining Pain After an Auto Accident

What Your Pain is Telling You…

If you have no visible injuries from an accident but are still experiencing pain, see a doctor right away. There are countless invisible conditions that could be causing your discomfort, and addressing them is crucial to your recovery.

Explaining Pain After an Auto Accident

And What It Isn’t.

You walked away from a car crash with no visible injuries and no pain. Lucky, right? Maybe. A lack of pain doesn’t mean a lack of injury. Don’t take any chances–see a doctor to rule out any underlying issues that may not be presenting through pain (yet), including:

Explaining Pain After an Auto Accident

Better Safe Than Sorry

Accidents are serious, even when they seem mild. Don’t take any gambles with your health and mobility. If you were in a car accident, see a trusted medical professional regardless of your pain levels. You’ll be glad you did.

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