They are one of life’s major inconveniences and most stressful events – auto accidents. And yet over six million occur in the United States each year. From these accidents, close to three million people suffer some type of injury. The majority of these injuries are whiplash-related. In addition to whiplash, crash victims may go on to experience symptoms such as dizziness, blurry vision, headaches, back pain, neck pain, and stiffness.
The Body’s Response After an Accident
Typically, after involvement in an auto-accident, most people worry about their car or insurance deductible, while setting aside their own physical state. In fact, the body actually produces adrenaline at the time of an accident, a hormone which acts as a natural pain killer and allows us to withstand the impact and continue on. This same adrenaline, though helpful at the time, also tends to mask injuries. People may not even feel the full … Read More