Even if you’re in minor auto collision, your concerns shouldn’t end with a final interview with the police before leaving the scene of the accident.
Your car may not show any signs of damage in crashes up to 12 miles per hour, but it’s very possible for your body to sustain an injury at this speed. In fact, more than half of all whiplash injuries happen in instances where there is no damage to the vehicle.
This is why your chiropractor should be the first line of treatment after any car accident.It’s possible that you may not feel injured after a minor crash, but you should always make an appointment right away.
the first visit after your accident Dr. Henn will ask what happened during the crash. He’ll want to know how the car was hit and at what speed, but what is particularly important is your body’s reaction to the accident. Make sure to explain if there are any particular movements or positions that are painful and the severity of the pain. Other conditions that commonly related to accidents are headaches, jaw pain, ringing in the ears, eye strain/focus problems, arm or leg numbness or weakness.
We have seen many patients who had an accident 5-10 years ago that thought they had no injuries, but now have neck and back problems due to disc injury, disc scarring or nerve root compression. Car accidents are also commonly a factor of early spine arthritis and pain due to poorly moving and functioning spinal joints.