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Damage to your vehicle can be clear. But what happens to your body during, and after impact?

Auto accidents are a highly traumatic and stressful event! It’s important to seek care for yourself following an automotive injury, as the effects of an accident may linger long after repairs have been made to your car. It's also not uncommon for the effects of these incidents to appear days, weeks, or even months following the crash. Therefore it's very important to seek chiropractic care before symptoms worsen, or present.

Vehicles are designed to help protect people inside during an accident. These features often work to dissipate energy of an impact, which does help reduce the extent of injuries, but it's important to remember that they do not eliminate them.

Did You Know...


In the cervical spine, injuries occur at speeds as low as 5 MPH! This is only half the speed needed for vehicles to show observable visual damage following a car crash. Also, even at speeds as low as 5 MPH, the head can still accelerate at a force of 1-12 times the force of gravity (G). To put that into perspective, an astronaut will lose consciousness at 5 times the force of gravity (G).

Therefore it's important to know that even at low speed impacts your body will often move with a considerable amount of force. This is especially true of your head and neck. In fact, upon impact the head moves forward faster than the muscles can contract in an attempt to stabilize and protect you from such force. This type of injury is often referred to as "Whiplash", or Cervical Acceleration/Deceleration (or CAD) Syndrome. These injuries cause significant damage to muscles, ligaments and tendons. These injuries are typically noted immediately, however it is not uncommon for these effects to be delayed, especially without proper attention and treatment.

Even after initial medical treatment and examination, it is important to be examined by a chiropractor as soon as possible. Chiropractic care has been shown to help uncover hidden damages, relieve presenting pain, help avoid or decrease pain in the future, correct initial injuries and help expedite healing quickly as well as properly.

Common Symptoms of Following a Motor Vehicle Accident:

  • Neck pain and stiffness

  • Headaches

  • Shoulder pain

  • Pain between the shoulder blades and/or upper back

  • Low back pain and/or sciatica

  • Numbness and tingling into the arms or legs

  • Fatigue

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Dizziness

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, and are interested in possible chiropractic treatment don't wait any longer! Dr. Manns specializes in injuries sustained following motor vehicle accidents such as sprains/strains, whiplash, disc herniations, low back pain, sciatica, headaches, neck pain, and more.

Your health is important, call today for a FREE examination and treatment consultation with Dr. Manns. Rest assured, when you have an open insurance claim, you will pay NO MONEY out of pocket! Our staff is more than happy to help verify your insurance and provide worry free courtesy insurance billing.

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