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You were just leaving home for a short trip to the store. Suddenly you hear a screeching of tires and the harsh sound of metal hitting metal. In the split second before you can brace yourself, you feel your car moving from some unseen force!
|Don’t be misled by the minimal damage to your car. People react much differently than glass, plastic and metal!|
It’s tempting to minimize your own injuries because your car has sustained little or no damage. Research shows that occupants can be injured considerably more than what you’d expect from a dented fender or a broken taillight. Research shows that it only takes 8 MPH of inertial impact to your body to cause significant damage to your spine and nervous system! 1
If you visit the emergency room, you may be given a clean bill of health because you are not bleeding and don’t have any fractured or broken bones. You probably got some drug prescriptions to reduce the stiffness and swelling from inflammation and the muscle spasms caused by structural changes in your neck or lower back.
After what you’ve been through, you’ll need a doctor that thoroughly and especially understands spinal and other joints soft tissue injuries, spinal biomechanics and rehabilitation strategies. Call us at 870-933-9085 as soon as possible!
Whether it was a little incident in the parking lot, or two cars attempting to occupy the same space in an intersection, you need people who know how to work with lawyers and insurance companies.
If you’ve been in a car accident, give us a call. We’ve been through this many times. Not only can we usually offer drug-free care, we can help put this behind you once and for all.
Why do I have pain in my arms and hands?
Because the nerves to the arms and hands exit the spine through the injured area of the neck, numbness and tingling are common. Even lower back pain can result directly from the trauma, or as a reaction to the loss of proper spinal curves.
Why did my headaches start more than a week after my accident?
Whether you’ve been in an accident, stressed at work, or over-exerted yourself in the garden, your body is constantly adapting to the environment. When your capacity to adapt is exhausted, symptoms can appear. This can take days, weeks, months or years to occur.
Will I ever be normal again?
Many chiropractic patients report improved spinal function and a reduction of their symptoms. Those who delay seeking appropriate care often discover that scar tissue and long-standing spinal instability increases the recovery period.
1. White AA, Panjabi MM. Clinical Biomechanics of the Spine, New York, JB Lippincott, 1978, pp 153-158.