Standards in automobile bumpers make your car able to withstand damage at five miles per hour. Your body doesn’t fair so well. The human body does not withstand damage at this speed. Truthfully, the human body doesn’t withstand this type of damage at any speed! When you’re in an accident and the vehicle doesn’t absorb the full force of the crash – you do instead – leading to many forms of neck, back and spinal injuries.
If you’ve been in a car accident in Idaho Falls, consulting a chiropractor at Advanced Health Chiropractic and Massage Center is always a smart move. Our chiropractors treat neck injuries, whiplash, back injuries, and soft tissue injuries. They can also help you loosen stiff muscles after the vehicular accident occurs.
Oftentimes, injuries incurred during an auto accident cannot be seen externally. Soft tissue injuries, injuries to muscles, ligaments and discs, can heal with scar tissue, which can ache years later. The damage to the spine can lead to recurring headaches, neck pain, stiffness, chronic muscle tension and spasms, lower back pain, spinal disc degeneration, inflamed arthritis, sore and tight inflexible muscles, greater chance of repeat injury and aid in poor posture.
Over the last several years a great deal of research has been done demonstrating that injuries can and do occur in low impact collisions. The most common type of injury is a neck injury due to whiplash. Whiplash can occur in sudden changes of speed of only 2.5 miles per hour, with minor back injuries also occurring.
Delays in the onset of pain are also common. Joint injuries in auto accidents may cause post-traumatic osteoarthritis, which is a speeding up of the arthritis process and develops at an earlier age than in people who have not had traumas relating to automobile accidents.
Visiting your chiropractor after an auto accident injury is the first step in the right direction towards diagnosing problems arising from car accidents. Give us a call today and let the chiropractors at Advanced Health Chiropractic assess the damage your body has sustained and recommend treatment needed for a full recovery.