“At first, I thought it was just a headache,” said Randolph PRWC patient Diane Dayer, recalling the after-effects of her car accident months ago. “But it wasn’t like any headache I had before.”
The first symptoms of her concussion and whiplash began right away — but only gradually did the Randolph teacher realize it might be something more serious.
“It was really bad. It felt like someone had hit me in the front of the head, even though it was the back of my head that bounced off the headrest. I couldn’t go to work, I was nauseated, and my head and neck felt horrible.”
Thinking the headaches and pain would go away on their own, she tried powering through and taking ibuprofen. But after several weeks, she still had terrible headaches…