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What Happens to a Body in an Auto Accident?

woman with neck pain after a car accidentWhen someone’s been involved in an auto accident, tremendous energy and force are translated to the body from the impact. Remember that there is considerable physics involved. The speed, weight and direction of the other vehicle directly impact the potential injury of the occupants of the car.

What may surprise many is that we sometimes find that less damage to the car can mean more damage to the body. That’s because if the car doesn’t absorb all the impact and energy from the collision, it’s going to get translated to the body.

Types of Injuries

Here are some of the most common injuries sustained after an accident:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Pain radiating down arms and legs
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Ligament damage
  • Whiplash

The Importance of Getting Checked

While some people may not experience pain immediately after an auto accident, it’s vital to get checked by a chiropractor. If injuries are left untreated, you could experience early onset degeneration and arthritis, which could become irreversible over time.

So regardless of whether you were travelling at a low speed or high speed, get checked so you can prevent problems in the future. If you seek chiropractic care initially after the accident, it’s much easier to make the necessary changes and restore normal function so you can have a healthier and happy life going forward.


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