Car Accident, July 8, Headaches Pain
Hello, I was in a car accident, 8 July, the car was totaled, I hit a tree and broke my arm. Since then I have severe fatigue, severe shortness of breath, aches and pains everywhere, I was already under severe stress at the time of the accident.
This is really getting me down as I cannot work or even do my normal daily chores. I just sit all day and to make matters worse have just been diagnosed with hypoglycemia, so I cannot sleep straight through the night.
I do not remember if I had whiplash or not, luckily the car had airbags, but since the accident I have had headaches at the base of my skull. I had a CT scan and everything looked normal. Is all of this related to the accident or do you think there could be something else wrong with me.
Many thanks. Sue
Hi Sue, Michelle here...
I am sorry to hear about your accident. It sounds very scary and painful! I will do my best to answer your questions, there are a few things to think about...
First, I am unable to tell from your accident whether or not you were involved with another driver who was at fault? Or whether you and the tree were the only participants? This is important for a number of reasons.
If you are using PIP (your own insurance) for your medical care, most PIP covers expenses that happen after an accident, such as the expense for having a cleaner come in once a week. The expense of having food delivered from the grocery store because you can’t drive, etc etc. So, if using PIP, call them up as them if you have coverage for these type of expenses.
If you were involved with an at fault driver, then you will want to talk to your attorney and let them know you are struggling with household chores and need to have weekly (or whatever) help and that the cost of this needs to be covered by the at fault driver.
Your attorney will be experienced with this and be able to help you.
Next, a CT scan is a good scan to rule out more serious issues, and I am glad to hear its clear. However, its time for you to see a chiropractor.
If you don’t know one in your area you can do a Bing search or a Google search for chiropractic care, or ask your friends whom they have seen. The sooner you start this the better!
The chiropractor will assist you with your headaches, and overall injuries, once the headaches and other injuries start being treated you will find yourself feeling and sleeping better and better.
I can’t help you with the hypoglycemia.... Your chiropractor will very likely have some good suggestions for you, so make sure to ask her or him.
Its important to have the severe shortness of breath sorted out asap! The chiropractor will take x-rays and will ask you a lot of questions. MAKE SURE to tell her or him you are experiencing shortness of breath.
There are many things that can cause this and the doctor will recommend other specialists depending on what the exam shows them. When you are not breathing fully, it can be extremely fatiguing.
There are many things that can cause shortness of breath, ALL the options require an exam by a doctor. Schedule with a chiropractor for first thing Monday and you will find that you are on the road to getting care that will make you feel a lot better!
Please let me know if you find a chiropractor you really like so I can add her or him to a list that I am slowly putting together for different areas around the States!
Best Regards, M.