Every few seconds, somebody is involved in a car accident. People who have been involved in a collision will suffer trauma to some degree. A collision at only 8 miles per hour is powerful enough to cave in the steel of a bumper. Imagine how it has affected the delicate ligaments in your neck. If 8 miles per hour can cause damage to your spine, imagine what happens at 35, 45 or even 55 miles per hour! Many times I’ve had patients come into my office who’ve been suffering with neck & back pain for 20 years, and when I took a case history, I discovered that the trouble all stemmed from an auto accident they had a long time ago. They didn’t connect the dots & make the connection that all this misery & suffering they’ve been dealing with all this time was a result of that one accident all those years ago!
As a Chiropractor, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at x-rays of a patient and told them they were in an auto accident 20 years ago. The patient looks at me incredulously and says, “How in the world did you know?” And my response to them is – I can see it on the x-ray. If your spine gets knocked out of alignment, over time it will start to degenerate & wear out prematurely. It’s often not a matter of “if”, it’s a matter of “when”.
If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident you need to get your spine checked immediately. If you are suffering with any kind of symptoms, it could be a sign that you have suffered some kind of damage to your spine and nervous system. It is vitally important that you receive treatment by Graham Chiropractic; Dr. Glenn Graham specializes in treating auto accident injuries.