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Last week on the 27th I was on my way to the gym when a young girl hit me. I was T-boned. She caused the accident. I am very grateful that I did not see her car coming my way because I did not tense up, and I believe that the fact I was not tense has greatly reduced the impact of my injuries. Speaking of which this is what I have been dealing with since the accident: horrible head aches almost every day, neck, back, & shoulder pain. Let me clarify this. My neck hurts when I shake my head. My back hurts when I move my shoulders back. My shoulder hurts sometimes when I wake up and I have been sleeping on it which is not normal for me.
After the accident I went to the ER and had a cat scan on my brain and neck. The cat scan come back normal. Today I went to my doctor. I am going to get physical therapy. I also go to a very good chiropractor when needed, so I am going to be visiting him soon too.
1) When is it too early to weight train after a car accident?
2) After a car accident with injuries like mine what advice/suggestion/s would you give me relating returning to weight training?
3) Is there anything that you feel I should avoid pertaining to weight training until I have completely recovered?
I have never been in a serious accident. Although, my accident was not as serious as most others are.
I don't work, but do volunteer work so I was able to stay home. I went to the gym after taking a week off just staying at home for the most part and relaxing & tending to my injuries. My neck feels much better than the day of the accident, but still hurts as I mentioned above. My level of pain is about a 6- 10 being horrible pain & 1 being not much pain at all. Today I only worked out my chest and shoulders. The most I lift is 10 pounds for these two areas for my body. (I know I am not very strong) While working out on a chest machine one of my shoulders began to hurt so I stopped lifting on that machine.
I know that you can't feel my pain, so maybe it is stupid to be asking you the questions above. However, know this, I wouldn't even consider going back to the gym to weight train if I thought I was delaying my recovery. At the same time I want to be sure that I don't reinjure myself, which led me to write this post.
Thank you in advance for any replies to this post.