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The most common diagnosis for a patient who suffered an auto accident is whiplash. However, drivers or passengers involved in car accident increasingly experience headaches days after the incident. To rule out concussion issues, these individuals who experienced a hard blow in the head are encouraged to check with their trusted local physical therapist for a comprehensive evaluation. It is important that concussions are diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. Early intervention can make a difference in the recovery time.
Symptoms sometimes appear days after the accident occurs. This includes:
The most vital part of recovery from a concussion is rest and regulating activities that require mental concentration. It is important to let your brain rest, regain, and recover from the injury and only go back to normal activities when your physical therapist or doctor approves.