Have you been involved in a car accident? You may be injured and not even realize it. Studies have shown that being rear-ended by a vehicle traveling as little as 5 mph can cause severe acceleration/deceleration injuries - otherwise known as "whiplash". At speeds of less than 10 mph there may not be any noticeable damage to your car either. Today's bumpers are designed to withstand a 10 mph crash without causing damage to the CAR - but YOU are different.
When you are hit from behind, your body is pushed deeply into the seat while your head lags behind. Then your body changes direction and is thrown forward to the limits of your seat belt. Your head is then suddenly flung forwards. Without a seat belt to restrain your head, your head is thrown forward with great force and damage occurs to the bones, nerves, muscles, and ligaments in the neck and upper back.
Your body will try to adapt to the changes/injury and you may experience pain right away - but some people don't have any symptoms for up to two weeks! By that time, scar tissue is already beginning to form and the recovery is more difficult. That is why it is so important to see a chiropractor and get your spine checked as soon as possible after an accident - even if you don't have pain.
Chiropractors are the doctor of choice for this type of injury. Medicine may help cover up the pain and give you some relief, but it won't fix the problem and allow the tissues to heal without scar tissue and lasting damage.
I have been treating car accident injuries for over 18 years. I have specialized in auto and work injuries for the past 5 years. We have all the equipment and know-how to treat your injuries and make sure you heal quickly and completely.
If you have been injured in a car accident, don't wait! Call today and see how chiropractic can help you. 443-660-8177
Sean A. Samuels, D.C.