Important Symptoms After Car Accident to Look Out for

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Neck Pain / Whiplash Injuries

Whiplash is a term used to describe neck pain following an injury to the soft tissues of your neck (ligaments, tendons, and muscles). It is caused by an abnormal motion or force applied to your neck that causes movement beyond the neck’s normal range of motion.


Many accident victims will experience headaches. Post traumatic headaches that get better in four to six weeks are considered acute headaches, but those that stay at the same pain level, start to get worse, or go beyond six weeks are more concerning.

Abdominal Pain After a Car Accident

Stomach problems such as GERD, acid reflux and reflux pain, indigestion and heartburn can be caused by the restriction of the seat belt as the body gets thrown around by the accident, emotional stress and trauma from the accident or injury to internal soft tissues, nerves or muscles. A chiropractor looks at any misalignments that can be putting pressure on the nerves to relieve pain and discomfort.

Numbness or Tingling

Numbness and tingling down the arms and legs, also known as paresthesia, can also include symptoms such as pain, burning, pricking, or creeping along the skin. These symptoms generally indicate a malfunction of sensory nerves.  Car accident chiropractors can examine the spine to check for injuries.

Dizziness (Vertigo)

Dizziness is a common description for many different feelings and can be hard to describe. Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is one form of Vertigo. Vertigo is a medical term to describe the feeling of spinning, whirling, or motion either of yourself or your surroundings.  A chiropractor works with the soft tissues in the shoulders, back and neck to release the stress form the nerves and muscles.


After a concussion can be ruled out then it is safe to rest.  Traumatic events can play havoc with your emotions and adrenalin release.  When the shock is over you may feel irritable, spacey and tired.

Difficulty Breathing

If you experience difficulty breathing after a car accident, it could be indicative of an injury to the lungs or chest. It is important to see a doctor as soon as possible if you experience this symptom to rule out any serious injuries.

Back Pain / Cervical Pain

Back pain is one of the most prevalent types of symptoms after car accident resulting from spinal injury caused by a car accident when lower back pain won’t go away. The forces created during a high speed car accident are enough to cause vertebral fracture and spinal instability which results in pain throughout the back.

Chiropractic treatment takes the pressure off the joints of your spine, calming the nerves and relieving the pain from these symptoms after car accident.


Important Symptoms After a Car Accident

Delayed Whiplash Symptoms After a Car Accident


Delayed whiplash symptoms are very common after a car accident. Symptoms can include neck pain, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, and ringing in the ears. 

For delayed symptoms after car accident, even if you are not feeling pain, it is highly recommended that you visit a Chiropractor or Physiotherapist. 

Our chiropractic and physiotherapy can help relieve these symptoms and prevent them from getting worse.  We offer many services and exercise programs to get you back in great health faster.

Car Insurance Accident Costs


With car accident injuries, the car insurance company covers treatment costs.  You do not need a family doctor’s recommendation or a referral to see a chiropractor for a car accident injury.

With extended health insurance, at Core Wellness Centre in Toronto, we facilitate your claims for you including online billing and direct billing and we do the work on your behalf!

Chiropractic care offers natural healing relief without drugs or surgery so that your pain is eliminated and future problems are avoided.

Chiropractors are trained to evaluate and treat soft tissue injuries and to look for the causes of potential pain that are caused by motor vehicle accidents.


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Chiropractic Diagnosis After a Car Accident

If you are experiencing symptoms after a car accident, or have been involved in a crash in the past, contact us to schedule an initial consultation and exam.

At Core Wellness Centre, we provide fully personalized posture analysis, physiotherapy, cold laser therapy (LLLT), detailed reports, exams and X-rays if required along with gentle chiropractic treatments to reduce scar tissue build up and ease pain.


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Every year, millions of people are involved in minor “fender-benders” or serious auto accidents. Even a car travelling at speeds as low as 15 miles per hour can cause car accident symptoms, regardless if the occupants of the car wear a seat belt or not.

While victims of serious accidents go to a hospital right away, victims of minor accidents usually just walk away from the accident.

These people do not even realize that they have been injured until days or even weeks after the event when they start to feel symptoms such as neck pain, back pain, headaches or dizziness.

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