Whiplash symptoms may develop immediately and must never be ignored. When whiplash is left untreated, the result may be chronic pain. Additionally, when the normal curvature of the neck is compromised, the body’s entire nervous system and overall health is endangered.
For some patients, the neck pain, headache, and muscle spasms associated with whiplash may take days or weeks to develop after a crash. This delayed onset of symptoms is common to auto accident injuries and is a major reason that seeking medical attention after any car accident, even a minor crash, is imperative.