Car accidents result in damage every day on Missouri roads. Even a minor fender bender can lead to a heap of financial and physical pains.

If you are dealing with the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident, you should remain mindful of what your body is telling you. The minor aches and pains may not resolve without help, and here at Lashly & Baer, P.C., your health is our main concern.

Soft tissue is everywhere

You may not know what soft tissue is. It is any area of the body that contains ligaments, muscles and joints. Soft tissue can rip, tear and bruise. It can develop scar tissue, making movement difficult. These injuries are difficult to diagnose because they do not always show up in diagnostic tests like X-rays or MRIs.

The neck is a primary victim

A rear-end collision may result in your neck snapping backward and forward in a violent fashion. Even if the impact was minor, the soft tissue in your neck may bear the brunt of the crash. Whiplash is the most common injury people sustain in car accidents. The symptoms of whiplash may not surface until many hours after the collision, but when they do, you know it. The pain of a neck injury like whiplash can leave you unable to turn your head, and you may need medical intervention to help.

The pain of a soft tissue injury from a car accident can make it impossible to work and function normally. When dealing with the aftermath of a crash, you may put off getting help believing it will heal on its own. It is better to get checked sooner rather than later. For more information on how to deal with an injury after an accident, visit the appropriate practice area tab.

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