Did You Know......
A person can sustain injuries from as little as 5 MPH of shear force!
On average, there are about 3 million cases of whiplash caused by auto accidents each year. About 50% of those end up with chronic symptoms and pain, and 10% are disabled. We can help you avoid that by providing a proper diagnosis and an appropriate treatment plan.
High Speed vs Low Speed Collisions
A Low Speed Collision is classified as a collision that happens at a speed of 10 MPH or less. A collision that happens at a speed over 10 MPH is classified as a High Speed Collision.
A common mistake that people make is assuming that there is less chance of injury in a Low Speed Collision, when infact, statistics have shown that more people are both involved in and injured in Low Speed Collisions than High Speed Collision.
Physics Of A Collision
The muscles in your neck are extremely susceptible to injury. Typically, the human head weighs between 8-12 lbs, but during a collision the human head can momentarily weigh up to 130 lbs! The forces transferred to the body from the vehicle cause the head and torso to move rapidly in opposite directions creating a "whip-like" motion putting tremendous strain on the muscles and ligaments in the neck.
Help Your Body Heal
Over time, soft tissue will repair its self. Whether or not the soft tissues are able to heal properly depends on when and if treatment is sought. The developing scar tissue can potentially lead to chronic pain, which can be easily avoided with the early intervention of chiropractic care. The tissues are then allowed to heal more appropriately, and chances of chronic pain are decreased dramatically!