I have had an accident months ago and now I’m feeling pain, can this be caused from my accident?
In short, yes it can.
How can an accident months or years ago produce symptoms today?
Symptoms can be rare the day of an auto accident. If symptoms do occur the day of the accident, this could be a sign of a more serious injury to the neck. Over time, the neck bones move in the direction of the damaged ligaments and tendons. Over time this condition could get worse.
Nerves will become irritated and then pain will start. The neck bones will be in contact with the nerves that may cause severe to moderate pain. In some cases you may develop headaches.
The issue now is since the auto accident occurred some time ago; your neck may be healed in this position. The joints in the spine may not move like they should because of scar tissue.
So you ask, is it possible that I don’t feel injured right away, but now I’m having symptoms and pain. This is possible because of the nature of the injury. Whiplash should be taken seriously. Whiplash can produce long lasting effects and symptoms may not present themselves months or years after an auto accident.
You can be injured in auto accident and have whiplash and may not even know it. After months or years have passed after the auto accident, it will be hard to get the insurance company to pay for your injury. It will be even harder to get a personal injury lawyer to accept your case.
Gaps in medical Care
Gaps in medical care or treatment are heavily scrutinized by insurance companies. No treatment, no injury. Insurance Companies would more than likely drag you through the court system than pay a medical claim for which the plaintiff was not seen by a doctor weeks, months, or some cases years after the accident.
We preach on this website to see the doctor first and there is good reason for it. You could have suffered a whiplash injury and may not even know it until months later, and then it’s too late.
If you have been injured in a car or truck accident, see the doctor. I know many people don’t like sitting in the office and waiting to see the doctor. I am one of those people. It would be better to do it now, right after the accident, than have a lifelong injury that you with have to deal with on a daily basis.
Whiplash is often the blunt of many jokes; however it is no joke, especially if it has happened to you. See the doctor after an auto accident.