While you may walk away from a crash thinking “I’m ok” that may not be the whole truth. When your body is hit with an abrupt trauma such as that in an auto accident it is flooded with chemicals like dopamine and serotonin which enable your fight or flight mechanisms which allow you to keep going and get yourself out of danger.
They can mask pain and make you feel like you are ok when the reality is that your body has taken a good impact and you may not be fine at all. When your body’s levels settle back down, the pain can set in.
It also isn’t always instant. It can take weeks or even months.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over two million people yearly are injured in car accidents. This statistic has been climbing at an alarming rate, increasing more than six percent between 2017 and 2018.
Car accidents can come with long-lasting effects.
A study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine studied post car accident travel trauma (a version of PTSD) which clearly found that 10% of those involved in accidents experienced anxiety and jumpiness when traveling in a vehicle after that accident. This can last for years.
It has also been well documented that back pain can last long term as well causing accident victims physical pain on an ongoing daily basis for many years.
This is why having an assessment right after a car accident is so important. While this is relatively standard when it comes to auto injuries that can be seen or felt, damage done to the musculoskeletal system and soft tissue isn’t so easy to pinpoint, making it easier to ignore.
Don’t ignore your body. If something feels off, it likely is.
If you have been in a car or motorcycle accident in the Fort Myers, Florida area call the office of Dr. Jason Kaster today at 239-332-2555 and come in as soon as possible. The sooner you are seen the sooner you can begin your path to true health again. Your auto insurance PIP coverage will take care of the fees and paperwork, we take care of you.
Chiropractor | Nutritionist in Ft Myers, FL
Chiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Add to that, nutritional recommendations that can help your body heal itself. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?
Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.