In case you did not know…
Whiplash injuries can occur during sports, slip and fall, or auto accidents. With the latter, they can happen even if your car has no dents, dings or airbags!
Low-speed collisions of any kind can generate enough force to injure the delicate ligaments in your neck that support your head. Indicators of whiplash include neck pain and stiffness, headaches, dizziness, and even pain and numbness in your arms or legs. In fact research shows that impacts under 15mph does not activate the vehicles crumple zones, so get who absorbs that impact? Your body does…
Whether it’s a car, slip and fall, or sports-related accident, your body wasn’t designed to deal with the forces that occur in a collision – again, even at low speeds. To ensure it can feel and heal its best, getting evaluated is key. Because if you experience symptoms later, the insurance will say too bad so sad, we are not paying for your care as you told us you were “fine” after the accident.
Why It Matters
Let’s circle back to the car accident scenario for a moment. It’s estimated that 80% of people involved in a vehicle collision will sustain whiplash injuries. Without treatment, half may continue to have symptoms a year or more later.
With a proper evaluation and early treatment, those living with whiplash and or associated injuries have a high likelihood of getting well within a matter of weeks. Studies have shown that you can improve your range of motion and decrease the pain associated with whiplash injuries with chiropractic care, rehab and some soft tissue work (massage) – no pills or surgery required.
If you’ve been in a collision accident, let us know so we can help you get checked to see if further care is needed in your case.
Reminds me of an old sang my grandma use to tell me, “better safe then sorry”.