Did you know that you can get whiplash at 5mph?
Low speed rear-end accidents that follow in claims of neck pain,or whiplash, are a common cause of lawsuits. Researchers have investigated many of these accidents, and the results showed that even at 5 mph the heads of the passengers idle behind for a fraction of a second, causing their necks to be hyper-extended; causing the injury known as whiplash. The symptoms show no pain sometimes until 24 hours later or even several weeks later.
Most Common Injuries from Car Accidents:
- Soft Tissue Damage, such as Whiplash, Neck pain and Lower back pain, involving Ligaments, Tendons, Muscles and Spine.
- Head Injuries, Headaches & Dizziness
- Chest Injuries & Upper Back Pain
- Arm and Leg Injuries
“Whiplash and Auto injury needs to be treated with rational active therapeutic intervention by well trained and experienced doctor.”
Poor typical passive treatment recommendation – go home, apply an ice pack, take anti inflammatory medication, and to consult with the family doctor if symptoms persist beyond two weeks is probably responsible for at least some of the more than 30% of whiplash victims who never fully recover or the 10% or more who become disabled. Rational active therapeutic intervention during that initial two weeks can greatly reduce the likelihood of long-term symptoms and decrease the chance of your condition becoming a chronic injury.
This is why receiving integrative Spine and Physical Medicine treatment by a well trained and experienced doctor is essential to recover fully from your Whiplash or Auto injury.