Below are 4 classic symptoms of delayed pain from injuries caused by a car accident.
Headaches are the most common delayed injury. headaches can develop after several days. The greatest concern is a headache can signal a potentially serious problem such as a blood clot in the brain, injury to the neck or head or even a serious concussion.
2. Neck or Shoulder Pain or Stiffness
Neck or shoulder pain can signal a whiplash, the most prominent delayed injury after a car accident. A whiplash can occur at speeds as low as 15 mph. Whiplash injuries can be serious and may require x-rays, CT scans or MRIs for proper diagnosis.
3. Back Pain
Back pain that appears after an accident could be caused by injury to the muscles, ligaments or nerves in the back or even by damage to the vertebrae. Low back pain is caused by more than half of rear impact-collisions and almost three-quarters of all side-impact crashes.
Loss of feeling in arms and hands is another indication of whiplash injury The loss of feeling results from damage to the neck or spinal column.