Even if you’re in a low impact 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 much sign of damage in crashes up to 12 miles per hour, but it’s very possible for your body to sustain injury at this speed. In fact, more than half of all whiplash injuries happen in instances where there is little to no damage to the vehicle. This is why, unless it is an emergency situation, your chiropractor should be the first line of treatment after any car accident—regardless of the severity of the crash.
 
It’s possible that you may not feel injured directly following a minor car crash, but you should make an appointment with your chiropractor to be evaluated. It important to have your spine examined to ensure no physical trauma has occurred.
 
At the first chiropractic appointment after your accident, your chiropractor 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 to him is your body’s reaction to the accident. Make sure you tell him what hurts (if anything), if there are any particular movements or positions that are painful and the severity of the pain.
 
Your chiropractor may use unique technology to measure muscle tension in your neck and along your spine. This graphic representation will show any injured areas that you might not even realize exist, which will allow him to begin treatment so that your condition doesn’t worsen into something that may become increasingly difficult to correct.
 
After an evaluation, your chiropractor will recommend a course of treatment. Perhaps you’ll need to return on a weekly basis for a while to ensure your body is able heal correctly back to its normal state. Your chiropractor may also suggest that you refrain from some movements for a certain length of time to help expedite the healing process.
 
The bottom line is this: Your chiropractor should be consulted after a car accident. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment, even if you feel the incident may be minor or insignificant. When it comes to your health and wellbeing, nothing is trivial.
 
Call Dr. Dean M. Zusmer
Chiropractic Physician
English: 305-389-9040
Español: 305-582-3454
 
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