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4 Delayed Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore After an Accident

Accidents can be a traumatic experience, especially when delayed injuries appear. After the adrenaline from an accident subsides, several symptoms can present themselves and wreak havoc on the body. Impact Medical Group of St. Petersburg shares four delayed symptoms that shouldn’t be ignored after an accident.

1. Headaches

Did you hit your head or experience a jerking motion caused by the accident? This could be a sign of a concussion, which almost always results in delayed pain. A head injury can have serious side effects so follow up with a doctor if headaches appear after your accident.

2. Stomach Pain

If you are experiencing stomach pain after an accident, this could be a sign of serious injury. Organ damage or internal bleeding could be a delayed symptom of an accident. It’s critical to seek medical assistance immediately if you are experiencing stomach pain.

3. Back Pain

The sheer force of an accident can cause serious back injuries so don’t ignore any delayed pain. This could be a sign of a slipped disc or a spine injury. Discography tests and pain management can help determine and alleviate disc injuries.

4. Neck Pain

Delayed neck pain could be a sign of serious injury. Commonly diagnosed as whiplash, where pain is experienced as the head is quickly jerked back and forth. Whiplash can be painful but usually doesn’t appear hours or even days after an accident.

If you were involved in an accident, we recommend you consult with a personal injury patient (PIP) doctor within 14 days. Even minor car accidents can lead to delayed neck, spine, muscle, and back pain. Whether injuries are minor or significant, our team can provide pain management and solutions for patients suffering from car crash-related injuries. Call Impact Medical Group of St. Petersburg at (727) 722-8103 or send a message to speak with our team.