Numbness & Tingling
After an auto accident, it is not uncommon for some aches, pains, and discomfort to be delayed. Numbness & tingling are effects from a car crash that you might not feel right away. It is common that an accident victim may not even feel that anything is wrong for a week or two after impact. For this reason, it is critical that you get professional medical treatment immediately for any accident injury once you feel discomfort or pain. Unfortunately, the pain that is present after a nerve injury may or may not be near the injury site, as pain can occur anywhere along the course of the nerve. In fact, a whiplash injury can inflame a spinal nerve root, which can lead to cervical radiculopathy with tingling, numbness, and weakness in the arm or hand.
Causes of Numbness & Tingling
Numbness and tingling sensations can occur when nerves are impinged in the spinal column following an auto accident, sports injury or fall. Spinal discs can slip out of place due to a variety of injuries, such as:
- Whiplash Injury
- Neck or Back injury
- Disk Herniations
- Head Trauma
- Muscle Spasms
- Pinched Nerves
Nerves are made up of sensitive tissue that are a vital part of the human body. Left untreated, numbness or tingling after a car accident can potentially lead to other complications and result in more permanent pain and discomfort.
Effective Pain Relief from Neuropathy
Neuropathy can be caused by trauma from an accident, or a repetitive motion injury. If you experience numbness or tingling, usually in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, don’t take the risk that symptoms will just go away or get better. That is not always the case. What seems to be a relatively minor fender bender can result in a severe jolt to your body and compromise your spinal health. When your body experiences a blunt force, your nerves can become compressed or pinched which is the actual cause of pain, numbness, or tingling. At P.R.I.M.E. Health Centers, our staff is trained to properly diagnose and treat car accident injuries. If you are experiencing any numbness or tingling and need immediate relief, please call us for an immediate appointment at one of our three locations.