A statistic reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that a traffic accident occurs every 12 minutes. Often times these accidents don’t even result in major damage to the vehicle but can cause delayed physical impairment to the passengers in the vehicles. It is common for symptoms to show up weeks, or months after the initial accident, and often times, these injuries can lead to long-term physical impairment.
Many of the injuries caused by car crashes can be missed by even the most capable EMT’s and doctors and can lead to complications and pain later in life such as arthritis.
The most common injury that accident victims suffer from is Whiplash. Injury due to whiplash of the cervical spine can cause neck pain, headaches, migraines, shoulder arm numbness, tingling or pain. Dizziness or loss of balances is also a common sign of physical impairment and should always be evaluated the moment these symptoms occur.
At Physical Medicine and Wellness Center of Northern Kentucky, our team of healthcare professionals have extensive knowledge in evaluating and treating auto injury patients in Florence, KY. If you’ve been involved in an accident, then call our office today to schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our trained professionals.