Auto Accident Injury in Merritt Island, FL
In the United States, more than 4 million people are injured in auto accidents each year. Often the injuries go unreported and, worse yet, the victims fail to seek proper health care.
Injuries sustained at high speeds have long been recognized as being very threatening to the body. However, what most do not realize is that it’s the lower impact collisions that will usually cause the most damage due to a simple factor – neglect. With impacts between the speeds of 8-20mph, the force that is actually exerted on the head can be well over 11G which will really in brain stem injuries in over half the victims.
Auto Injuries are Often Delayed and When Left Untreated Lead to More Serious Conditions
This means “bumps” received in rear-end collisions and the “fender benders” have a serious effect on the body. Although they may not cause pain right away, they cause misalignments in the spine. With time, the misaligned vertebrae can have devastating degenerative effects on bones, the discs, and the nerves in the involved areas. The lack of pain immediately following a low impact collision tends to allow a much more serious problem to progress- spinal decay. This is the reason why all people involved in any kind of auto injury accident, regardless of speed, should be checked by a chiropractor.
Dr. Paul Grimm is an expert in auto-related injuries and has ample information reguarding the long-term effects. He is also very adept in the legal aspect of injuries which allow for minimal stress and involvement from the patient regarding their accident.
In the case of an auto accident the very best approach to pain is prevention.
Do not wait until symptoms arise. Take control of the situation before it takes control of you.
Children are Especially Vulnerable to Auto Accident Injuries
When referring to the structural alignment of children, a great chiropractor once said, “as the twig grows so grows the tree.” This quote could not be more true in regards to chiropractic care for children that have been victims of auto injuries. Children often tend to be the ones more frequently neglected, yet care safety devices and should belt are not as beneficial for our 3 and 4-foot passengers.
Have all care injury victims checked for whiplash!