A minor accident?
Even a minor automobile accident can have major ill effects on your health. It may be weeks, months, even years before the problem shows itself. But, by then, it may be too late to prevent your greatest loss—your health.
Impact and your spine
Consider for a moment that the average head weighs between 7 and 11 pounds and sits on the most flexible—and fragile—part of the spine: the neck. Although the neck is relatively short, it contains 32 joints and is easily stretched and injured if it's thrown in any direction.
If these joints are stretched or strained beyond their normal limits, they can lose their ability to return to their original length, much like a rubber band that has been stretched too far.
When one automobile is struck by another, thousands of pounds of force are exerted upon the neck and spine of the passengers. The head, which is very heavy compared to the neck, is thrust toward the hitting vehicle. The muscles then stretch and react with a violent spasm in the opposite direction. The painful result is injury to the muscles, ligaments, nerves, and on occasion, broken bones.
A wreck victim isn't necessarily alright if he or she doesn't have any broken bones. Painless chiropractic treatment is necessary to realign bones of the spine and restore integrity to the ligaments, muscles and joints.
When a bone is broken, it heals with bone and becomes stronger than before. Soft tissue, however, heals as scar tissue which is weaker and less resistant. Just like a bruised apple, it never returns to its original state.
The doctor of chiropractic is trained to determine if a problem in the spine may be the cause of pain in the back or elsewhere.
Chiropractic doctors will usually provide rapid relief from the symptoms of accident distress and treat the cause of the problem by employing comfortable corrective measures.
Regardless of whether you have any symptoms after an accident, you should still have an inexpensive chiropractic check-up to determine the potential for unforeseen problems.
More than half the neck injuries from automobile accidents and falls cause victims to suffer recurring headaches and other unnecessary pain. Additionally, falls, sprains, or occupational accidents very often go unnoticed, only to return in the form of chronic pain. Remember, even though pain is one of nature's ways of telling you there is something wrong, it's possible to have a problem that hasn't reached the "pain" stage. Often the early symptoms of these injuries subside, only to return weeks, months and even years later.
Have your spine checked by experts—chiropractic doctors. Countless accident victims have discovered this inexpensive, painless way to health.
The chiropractic doctor is dedicated to finding and correcting the underlying cause of your problem. Your doctor will take an extensive history from you before beginning an actual physical examination. This will determine whether your condition falls within the scope of chiropractic services. Often, there is no charge for a preliminary consultation and/or preliminary examination.
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