One day after a car accident
December 15, 2011 9:42 PM Subscribe
I know this is a stupid question, but I am going to ask it anyway. I got into a car accident yesterday. Today I have minor back pain and MAJOR anxiety. Should I go to the doctor?
posted by smokingloon to health & fitness (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Yesterday morning I got into a car accident on the way to work. It was a front impact for me, but I was only going about 35 mph. The other person's car had a mere dent, didn't seem like anyone was injured, but my car was pretty messed up (most likely it is totaled). So I tried to brush off the incident and go on with my day after dealing with everything and getting into a rental, because I was in the middle of a very busy work week. Today, I am having a harder time. I had to excuse myself from work early because I was so tense and jittery, I am having a really hard time driving (pretty much staying under 30 mph because I am so anxious being on the road), and I have been having some, um, crying fits, since I got home. I have some minor back pain, but I don't know if that's just from all the tension (most of it feels like tension, but there a spot mid back that's achier than the rest). I am hoping this is normal and I will be fine tomorrow but should I be planning to see a doctor or something? (only asking because I am normally very healthy, nothing ever really happens to me, and I only go to the doctor for annual checkups, so I am just not in the habit of going to the doctor and don't have any kind of close relationship with a PCP).