Here’s What To Expect Physically After A Car Accident!

By: Dr. Ellis Schauder|January 1, 2021

A car accident only lasts a few seconds, but a million things happen in those few seconds. If you slow downtime, you’ll see debris flying all around, you’ll see bodies being jerked around violently, and you’ll see the airbags making their impact. Thanks to modern safety technology and regulations, your car is capable of keeping you safe from some lethal injury during a car crash—but you are still susceptible to all other injuries. You might come out with a few scratches immediately after a crash, but what of the days and weeks afterward? We are here to answer the question: What to expect physically after a car accident?

What to expect physically after a car accident?

Back Pain

When you slow down and examine a car crash, you will see just how much force the human body is subjected to in an accident. From the initial impact to the collision with the airbag and then the full stop of your car, the human body is jerked around to and fro with little effort. Such forces can wreak havoc on the muscles and bones within the body, especially to the back. Back pain after car accidents is a fairly common issue and can go on for a long period afterward. Your back is a complex part of your body, the back muscles provide essential support to the body, your back also houses your spine, a part of the all-important central nervous system. It is nearly impossible to avoid back damage in a car accident due to the forces involved.

If you are experiencing an auto accident injury such as back pain you should see a chiropractor who can relieve the pain through a technique like spinal manipulation, rehabilitating your back without the need of invasive surgery.


When your car stops suddenly from an accident, and even after your air bag catches you, your brain will still be moving forward till it meets your skull. An impact like that can be damaging to the brain, and although it might not lead to any serious damage, but it might cause recurrent headaches for weeks and months after a car accident. These headaches can be debilitating, so you would want to get it treated. After you made sure with the right medical professional that your brain injuries are not lethal or life-threatening.

Shoulder and Neck Pain

Much like the back, the shoulders and neck are also tossed around during an accident. It can point to injuries such as a herniated disc or other injury and can lead to continuous pain in those regions for quite some time after the accident. It is best to get chiropractic therapy to treat pain the shoulders and neck. Proper chiropractic care can greatly reduce pain and heal any injury that might have occurred.

Schauder Chiropractic & Wellness Center

At Schauder Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we focus on the goal of healing every patient with care and proven methods. When it comes to sports and auto accident injuries, the human body needs time and help to heal and we’re here as your Orlando Chiropractor to be there every step of the way.

We offer a wide variety of other chiropractic and wellness services including:

• Chiropractic Care
• Massage & Rehab Therapy
• Nutrition Counseling
• Auto Accident Injury

Schedule your appointment today at our Orlando chiropractor office at 407-275-6700.

About The Author: Dr. Ellis Schauder

Dr. Schauder graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Consequently, he graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from New York Chiropractic College. He completed post-graduate studies in the areas of radiology, impairment rating and chiropractic orthopedics. Dr. Schauder is licensed in the states of Florida and New York.