Hi all, last year I was involved in a car accident, in which the driver attempted to make a turn, which turned and went downwards at the same time, at roughly 50-60 mph (I believe) and the vehicle came off the road, airborne, took out a sign, a fence, and ended up hitting a gaurdrail sideways. I was in the back behind the driver and my main impact, as I remember it, was my head going sideways, presumably when the gaurdrail was hit. There was a forward impact too, but the sideways was the one that was worst.
After the accident, for several weeks, I had pretty bad neck pain, and had trouble turning my head very far. However, it cleared up for the most part, and I forgot about it.
However, lately, i.e. the past three months or so, I've been noticing my neck giving me trouble more and more often. At this point, it has become pretty much continuously just a dull soreness, occasionally becoming mild pain, at seemingly random times. The reason I think they may be related, is because my neck only ever has pain on the lefthand side, in the same place. That place was also the place where my neck pain was after the accident.
My confusion is that I had no pain for roughly a year or so since the accident. The accident was July 2012, the pain has been coming back since late summer 2013.
Do you guys think this is related? And should I do anything about it? I don't think it's anything spine-related. Probably just strained muscles I assume. But I'm not sure. Any thoughts would be great!