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Auto Accidents and Children

Children passengers who are involved in auto accidents frequently suffer injuries without showing any overt symptoms. This fact is often overlooked after an auto accident, simply because the child does not complain of pain symptoms or because an infant or toddler is unable to communicate their symptoms to their parents. Symptoms such as irritability, lethargy, poor feeding and restlessness may be the only evidence that a young infant has suffered injuries. In older children who are better able to communicate, symptoms may include fatigue, headache, neck pain or restricted range-of-motion.

 Peter Fysh, DC