I'm new to the forums here.
Three days ago I was in a car accident. I was stopped at an intersection waiting at a red light. A car was coming from the south and an SUV going north. The SUV made an unprotected left turn onto the street I was stopped on, but cut off the car going south. The car hit the SUV and the SUV spun and hit my vehicle, a mini-SUV.
Initially I was in shock and physically shaking. The paramedics checked me at the scene but I didn't feel anything at the time. Two hours later I started feeling pain. It started off gradual but increased with time. My neck and low back are painful.
I went to Urgent Care and told the doctor I had neck pain, neck stiffness and low back pain. I was diagnosed with Whiplash. He prescribed muscle relaxers which I take at night. I'm also taking over the counter medications several times a day for the pain. No x-rays or imaging were taken at the time.
Now I have never been in an accident before this and am not sure what to expect. The day after the accident I started having bad headaches. Now the headaches are constant and the pain is worse when my neck hurts more. Also having intermittent tingling in my right hand and I feel tired all day.
Is what I'm describing normal for after an accident or should I be concerned?