Any insights about car accident related pain?
May 11, 2010 1:55 PM Subscribe
Any insights about car accident related pain? Disclaimer: (I am NOT getting serious medical advice online) It always seems like someone scolds me for that. I was in a car accident 2 weeks ago. We were going 40 and hit someone who pulled out in front of us. I went to the hospital to get checked out and they did xrays and whatnot and diagnosed me with "Severe Chest Trauma". I felt better progressively for the next few days, but then my chest (and lower back) started hurting slightly more each day up till now which is 2 weeks later.
posted by gibbsjd77 to Health & Fitness (14 answers total)
Has anyone had this experience? Is it normal for the pain to get worse like that? If so, when can I expect it to subside? I am going to see a doctor later this week if it doesn't get better, so I am not getting medical advice online, but it would be nice to hear from someone who might have some insight. One other detail, I was wearing a seatbelt and there was no airbag on my side. The driver didn't have much trouble at all aside from some bruising from the airbag. Thanks for your time. Have a great day.
Also, my pain is not a outward muscle pain like you might get when weightlifting. It is a deep pain under the muscles. For some reason, if I get the hickups I am in agony. Thanks again!