Studies show that injuries add up. In other words, that fall you had as a child, plus the whiplash injury last year add up to accumulated damage to your body. This results in you feeling "older."
Car accidents are notorious for causing long-term pain and disabilities. Even a 10-mile-an-hour accident can cause a lot of damage. Studies show that your head can whip back and forth at a rate of 100.000 degrees per second in a 10-mile-per-hour accident.
Whiplash can cause more than just pain. While pain is one of the common results of whiplash-type accidents, there is more often than not more damage than meets the eye. Often I see patients experience other symptoms that they do not relate to the accident.
Here's a partial list of symptoms that can relate to an accident:
- Headaches, sinus pains
- Trouble sleeping, loss of sleep
- Stomach Problems
- Dizziness, forgetfullness
- Loss of memory
- Fatigue, tiredness, low energy
- Irritability, personality changes
- Increased marital problems
- Neck, back and arm pain
- Numbness, tingling and weakness of the arms or legs
The real problem is how these symptoms can change a person's life. Anything can be affected, from relationships to work or success in life.