Don't ignore symptoms that seem easy to "Explain away". This is where the problems begin – when people get into an auto accident they focus on one thing first – their automobile – and often times won’t focus on the more important factor in an auto accident- their health.
When you get in an accident your first questions usually are:● “How am I going to fix/replace my car?”● “What will I drive while I’m waiting to get my car fixed/replaced?”● “Who is going to pay to fix/replace my car?”● “Are my insurance rates going to go up?”
And unfortunately, the most important question isn’t being asked until the end, if at all:“Am I really OK or might I be more injured than I think?”
Often these symptoms can be more subtle indications of a whiplash or soft tissue injury to the neck. But as the initial muscle soreness fades, and as your brain convinces you the first three symptoms are just due to stress, you'll forget to get checked out. Bodies are amazingly adaptable – they’ll compensate for damage, making you feel ok in the short run, but that compensation will cause worse damage over time.