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The Myth of Low-impact Auto Accidents

Did you know that people that have been involved in low-impact auto accidents can still manifest injury? Whenever you’re hit by a moving object, particularly a road vehicle, the amount of torque and the weight of the car or truck can play a tremendous part in the extent of the injuries you sustain.

Example: “But I was only hit by a car going 5 m.p.h.!”
“Yes, but the car weighed 3000 pounds. That’s still 2 ½ tons of metal that hit you!”

Here are some of the symptoms that can be related to even seemingly “minor” whiplash trauma:

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• Arm numbness
• Chest pain
• Dizziness
• Headache
• Nausea
• Neck pain
• Ringing in the ears
• Shortness of breath

Get to a Chiropractor Quickly

If you experience any of the above symptoms following a car collision, the best advice I can give you is to get your spine checked immediately.

Symptoms are fickle, and will often seem to fade. But if you experienced them within a couple of days of the accident you can be sure that you sustained, at a minimum, soft tissue damage.

The key to avoiding future problems related to vehicular injury is early intervention. Many people can trace the origin of a particular nagging symptom to a car accident that they had experienced years before, but never had treated and corrected. An immediate spinal checkup in these cases would’ve made a world of difference!


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