An auto accident can be a traumatic and stressful event. It’s important to remember to take care of your body after an accident, as the effects of an accident may linger long after the repairs have been made on your car and your initial medical attention.
Seatbelts, airbags, and constantly improved vehicle design help to protect those inside a vehicle during an accident. These features dissipate the energy of an impact, which can reduce the extent of injuries, but they do not always eliminate them.
Do not ignore what may have happened to your body!
Did you know….?
Cars can withstand an impact of 10mph without damage
The threshold for cervical spine injuries is 5mph.
At 5mph the head accelerates at a force of 1-12 times the force of gravity (G)
Astronauts lose consciousness at 5 G
You know what happened to your car, but what happens to your body in an accident?
Even a low speed impact that does not cause obvious damage to your car can cause your body to move with considerable force. This is especially true of your head and neck. In fact, the head moves even faster than the muscles can contract in an attempt to protect you from the force of the impact. This causes damage to muscles and ligaments. These injuries may be immediately apparent, or may be delayed without proper attention and treatment.
After an accident, it is important to be examined by a chiropractor as soon as possible. Just as your car is being examined by competent professionals, your body needs the same attention. With chiropractic care, you will uncover hidden damage, avoid pain now and in the future, correct your injuries to heal quickly and properly, and ensure a longer healthier life for your body.
Common Symptoms With Whiplash:
Neck pain and stiffness
Pain between the shoulder blades
Low back pain
Numbness and tingling in arms
Sensitivity to noise
Almost 3 million Americans suffer whiplash each year. Whiplash can have immediate symptoms such as concussion, but a delay in symptoms is normal. 45% have symptoms arise 12 weeks after injury. 25% have symptoms arise 6 months after injury. 22% deteriorate one to two years later without treatment.
What Redmond Wellness & Chiropractic can do for you
A helpful, caring team of practitioners and staff working to get you to feel your best
Chiropractic care that is sensitive to your needs
Cold laser therapy
Courtesy insurance billing
All under one roof, all with one phone call!
Call today for your free exam and treatment consultation with Dr. Adam Mazzaferro. You will pay NO MONEY out of pocket when you have an open insurance claim.
Call (541) 923-2019 to schedule your appointment today!
Your car is being repaired.
What about your body?
Factors that Contribute to the Extent of Auto Accident Injuries are:
Speed and direction of impact
Headrest and head position
Awareness/Non-awareness of the impending impact
Pre-existing conditions such as arthritis
Women and children tend to experience worse injuries than men
Older victims tend to suffer more
soft tissue damage