Getting into a car wreck can be one of the scariest and potentially most devastating events a person can experience. From the moment of impact, an auto accident wreaks havoc on the lives of those impacted.
Many people are seriously and permanently injured by car wrecks and don’t even realize it until it’s too late. Emergency room doctors will focus on ruling out the possibility of broken bones and life-threatening internal injuries that require immediate medical attention before releasing car wreck victims. However, eliminating the possibility of these conditions does not mean you are not seriously hurt. Many times serious injuries won’t be noticed until days after the collision when adrenaline has settled and the body has had a chance to respond to the physical impact. Much like a sore back a day after a stressful workout or a long day doing yard work, our bodies respond slowly.
Unfortunately, unlike most gym workouts and yard work, the forces involved in a car wreck, even those involving minor appearing property damage, can be great enough to cause serious injuries to the neck, back, shoulder, knees, wrists and other areas of the body.