Even minor accidents can have major ill effects on your health. It may be weeks, months, even years before the problem shows itself. But, by then, it may be too late to prevent your greatest loss-your health.


Impact and your spine


Consider for a moment that the average head weighs between 7 and 11 pounds and sits on the most flexible-and fragile-part of the spine: the neck. Although the neck is relatively short, it contains 32 joints and is easily stretched and injured if it's thrown in any direction.

Neck bone (vertebra
Tear of ligament
Disc
Spinal nerve
Bone
Stretched ligament

If these joints are stretched or strained beyond their normal limits, they can lose their ability to return to their original length, much like a rubber band that has been stretched too far.

When one automobile is struck by another, thousands of pounds of force are exerted upon the neck and spine of the passengers. The head, which is very heavy compared to the neck, is thrust toward the hitting vehicle. The muscles then stretch and react with a violent spasm in the opposite direction. The painful result is injury to the muscles, ligaments, nerves and, on occasion, broken bones.

A wreck victim isn't necessarily alright if he or she doesn't have any broken bones. Painless chiropractic treatment is necessary to realign bones of the spine and restore integrity to the ligaments, muscles and joints.

When a bone is broken, it heals with bone and becomes stronger than before. Soft tissue, however, heals as scar issue which is weaker and less resistant. Just like a bruised apple, it never returns to its original state.

The doctor of chiropractic is trained to determine if a problem in the spine may be the cause of pain in the back or elsewhere. Chiropractic doctors will usually provide rapid relief from the symptoms of accident distress and treat the cause of the problem by employing comfortable corrective measures.

Patterns of Referred Pain from the Spine
[car accident] For example, a pain in the shoulder, arm or hand may have its origin in the neck.

Likewise, pain in the hip, leg or foot may be the result of pinched nerves in the lower part of the back.

Regardless of whether you have any symptoms after an accident, you should still have an inexpensive chiropractic check-up to determine the potential for unforeseen problems.

More than half the neck injuries from automobile accidents and falls cause victims to suffer recurring headaches and other unnecessary pain. Additionally, falls, sprains, or occupational accidents very often go unnoticed, only to return in the form of chronic pain.

[car accident] Remember, even though pain is one of nature's ways of telling you there is something wrong, it's possible to have a problem that hasn't reached the "pain" stage. Often the early symptoms of these injuries subside, only to return weeks, months and even years later.

Have your spine checked by experts- chiropractic doctors. Countless accident victims have discovered this inexpensive, painless way to health.

The chiropractic doctor is dedicated to finding and correcting the underlying cause of your problem. Your doctor will take an extensive history from you before beginning an actual physical examination. This will determine whether your condition falls within the scope of chiropractic services. Often, there is no charge for a preliminary consultation and/or preliminary examination.

Take just two minutes to check for any symptoms you may have in the days and weeks following an accident. If you have any symptoms, call immediately for an appointment.


Chiropractic-legal and insurance answers:

[car accident] INSURANCE COMPANIES: Insurance companies realize the many advantages of Chiropractic care for personal injury cases and routinely cover these costs for the injured. Our clinic will gladly assist you in dealing with your insurance paperwork.

THE COURTS: Chiropractic doctors who are trained and experienced in personal injury cases appear as expert witnesses in courts all over the country. Their testimony has helped thousands of accident victims to recover fair compensation for injuries which are the result of accidents.

Many noted attorneys recognize that Chiropractors have a good record for treating neck, spine and back injuries.

Internationally noted trial lawyer Melvin Belli says, "I don't care who the orthopedic specialist, neurosurgeon or medical man is, he cannot have seen and treated and helped as many patients as the Chiropractor within the Chiropractor's field."

Finally, it should be noted that most cases are settled out of the courtroom. But, if the insurance company for the responsible party refuses to settle, we will be glad to tell the court how your injury has affected you.



AFTER THE ACCIDENT HEALTH CHECK LIST



Take just two minutes to check for any symptoms you may have in the days and weeks following an accident. If you have any symptoms, call immediately for an appointment.

Migraine headache
Numbness in limbs
Stiff or painful neck
Nausea
Dizziness
Double vision
Painful back
Muscle spasm
Nervousness
Tingling in limbs
Insomnia
Pinched nerves
Ringing in ears
Poor circulation
Mental dullness
Tremors
Rapid heart beat
Constipation
Diarrhea
Early arthritis
Painful joints
Tension
Ache all over
Fatigue
Bursitis
Neuritis
Tendonitis
Loss of neck motion
Blackouts
Muscle swelling
Light blindness
Loss of balance
Loss of hearing
Cold hands or feet
Shortness of breath
Poor memory
Anxiety
Eye strain
Periods of depression
Any change from pre-accident condition

 

Your Greatest Loss May Occur After Your Car Accident

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Dr. Casey Bearden