Auto accidents occur by the thousands every day across the country. Injuries related to car accidents range from mild to severe. The most common auto related injury is whiplash, which can occur in 1/3 of a second, straining muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck and shoulder area.
90% of all car accidents are rear end collisions, meaning that most victims do not see the accident coming and are not braced for the impact. Even air bags, which are designed to cushion impact and save lives, often deploy with such force as to cause bruising, fractures, even hypertension of the spine and skull. Even impacts as slow as 5 or 6 mph can lead to injuries.
Even if the ER physician says the X-Rays look normal, that does not mean that there is no damage or injury to the spine. You should consult with a chiropractor to determine the full extent of injury.
If you are suffering from an auto accident-related injury, call The Back and Neck Institute today at (904) 269-2437 to schedule your consultation! Don't let pain ruin your life.