I Could Have Saved Myself Pain Down the Road

I have heard that sometimes people don’t experience pain after an accident until days later. When I went a week without feeling little more than banged up, I thought that I was out of the woods. When I got out of bed maybe a month later and was in a lot of pain, I didn’t even associate it with the accident because so much time had passed. The pain was in my neck area mostly, so I went online to look at some local Peoria chiropractors. I figured if it did not get better throughout the day, I would call and make an appointment with one of them.

Well, the pain did not get any better that day. In fact, it got worse throughout the day, so I called and made an appointment with one of the chiropractors close to my house. The pain was so bad that I didn’t even drive myself there. I asked my son to take me because I just wanted to close my eyes and try to focus on anything but the pain. I am very grateful that the chiropractor’s office was able to see me as quickly as they did, because I don’t know how long I could have handled that pain.

I had to fill out a form detailing my medical history, then the chiropractor talked with me as he did an exam. When I told him about the accident several weeks prior, I immediately told him that this was not from the accident. He disagreed, and he explained why it can take weeks after an accident for the pain to develop. I admit that I was skeptical at first because I honestly did not see how the two could be related with so much time in between, but after a few adjustments, I was a believer. I feel so much better now, and I just wish I would have sought treatment right after the accident even though the pain was not bad at all. It would have saved me a lot of pain down the road!