A vehicle accident at 25 mph may not do much damage to an automobile, but the passengers could suffer injuries from the collision. The human body does not tolerate the same forces of impact as a machine. When seated in a car, the person's legs, buttocks and back are usually supported by the seat. However the neck and head are rarely supported by the head rest. In an accident, the unsupported neck and head move quickly and may therefore tear and disrupt tendons, ligaments, discs, muscles, nerves and joints.
When these injuries are left untreated, they manifest as some of the following ailments:
- Reduced range of motion in the neck
- Neck stiffness and pain
- Lower back pain
- Arm and shoulder pain
- Blurred vision
Chiropractic care is essential to mitigate the severity of these ailments. Realigning the spine, other joints and their connective tissue will help the body repair itself more completely. Your chiropractor can check for any injuries and recommend whether the affected areas should be immobilized or resume normal movement.
In some circumstances, you may want a personal injury attorney to resolve any legal or insurance claims. We can recommend a personal injury attorney that will help you in this regard. However, it is important to get your injuries medically assessed and treatment to begin as soon as possible. If you or a loved one has been in a car accident, call +1 (702) 878-0056 to book your medical assessment today.