Automobile crash photo for the auto injuries page at PhysioHealth, Kent, WADelayed symptoms are very common after auto accidents. Here’s what you need to know.

Many people walk away from an accident (particularly a low-speed one) feeling okay and decide not to get a medical evaluation. This can be a big mistake with long-term consequences for your health.

Even when a vehicle isn’t moving quickly, collisions can cause a significant jolt for drivers and passengers because of the mass involved. But the effects of this impact might not be felt for days, weeks or even months after an accident. This means that—many times—those walking away right after an accident really are injured; they just don’t know it yet.

It’s important for people to get an evaluation whenever they’ve been in a car accident. Early assessment and treatment can help patients identify problems sooner and recover much more quickly and completely. This is true even when you’re not feeling any symptoms right away. At PhysioHealth, we have Medical Doctors(M.D.), Doctor’s of Chiropractic (D.C.) and evaluations available by physical therapists.

If you have been in a car accident, even if you don’t think you were injured, you should contact your health provider or PhysioHealth as soon as possible. Our integrative medicine team in Kent, Washington can help by assessing your condition and creating a treatment program to get you back to where you were. We can help.