Pain Is an Alarm System
Because car accidents–including even the smallest fender benders–are unexpected, alarming occurrences, they can cause our bodies to enter a state of shock. This can delay pain or other symptoms of injury from appearing for hours or even days. This doesn’t make the symptoms any less pressing or important; it just means that your mind needed a moment to catch up to your body and, now that it has, it’s trying to tell you something.
Unaddressed pain can manifest in a variety of ways, ranging from inconvenient to downright dangerous. Let’s take a closer look at some of the common injuries and afflictions that can go unnoticed after a car accident (and why you should get them taken care of right away).