Fender Bender, Can I Be Injured?
by Brittany L.
I was in a car accident at school last Thurs. A huge gmc backed into my tiny honda civic. Since then Ive noticed my back has been aching, I wake up alot in my sleep, my neck is really stiff and ive been getting worse headaches. i havent seen a doctor because it was just a little worse than a fender but she did some damage to the back of my car. What should I do?
Hi there, Michelle here...
Hi Brittany, thanks for writing. Your answer is go to see a chiropractor. Right now. Simply call a chiropractors office, tell them you were injured in a car accident, because you were, and you need to start treatment.
The chiropractors office will handle the insurance paperwork for you. Just because you were in a fender bender, does not mean you were not injured. Many studies have shown that small impacts can cause long term pain and injury to a patient.
Over the years I have had a fair amount of patients who had no damage to their cars who had injuries to their back and necks. I have been hit where my car was not damaged and I had constant headaches before I started getting treatment.
So, find a chiropractor. How? Ask friend if they have seen one, look on Yelp for reviews of docs in your area. Call your medical doctor and ask if they know someone.
Best Regards, M.