Is this still supposed to hurt??

Returning to life after an injury can be one of the most challenging things a person can face. Everyday chores and activities suddenly seem impossible to complete. Picking up your kid, sleeping in your once so comfy bed, or even just walking to the fridge is now a dreaded activity.

Car accident pain, symptoms, and injuries can manifest hours, days, or even weeks after the crash. One common reason for delayed symptoms is that our bodies experience an enormous surge of adrenaline and endorphins during a traumatic event like an auto accident.

Adrenaline increases the heart rate, increases blood pressure, expands the air passages of the lungs, redistributes blood to the muscles, and alters the body's metabolism. Endorphins are the body's natural painkillers. They are released by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland in response to pain or stress. This group of peptide hormones both relieves pain and creates a general feeling of well-being, which explains why you don’t feel certain areas of pain until days later.

There are no shortcuts in the healing process. After you've suffered an injury in a car crash, full recovery takes time and care. Some injuries take weeks or even months to heal completely, depending on the severity of the injury, pre-existing health conditions, and how compliant you are with treatment. 

That’s why here at Atlantic Spine Clinic we make it a top priority to integrate chiropractic care with passive and active rehabilitation. We are here to do all that we can to help you recover and support you on your journey back to a healthy, pain free life!

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