Every person that is involved in an auto accident should be checked out by a chiropractor. An auto accident involves a tremendous amount of force and energy, even at low speeds. We have all seen that crash dummy on television commercials that gets hurt in an accident going 5 miles per hour. Well that representation is accurate and that is exactly what happens to our bodies. There is a whipping motion and a transference of energy. Energy never just disappears. It has to go somewhere. Most often times, our bodies are the recipient of a tremendous amount of that energy, causing a flexion, extension type injury.
Often times in my practice, we have people that are suffering from neck pain, headaches, arm pain, and it can all be related back to an accident that they had 10 or 15 years ago that they thought they were perfectly fine. The best thing is to get checked, then you know if there is a problem. The easiest time is to get it corrected as right at that moment, and you don’t have to worry about 10, 15 years down the road, having degenerative changes, arthritic changes in the spine and long, ongoing problems.
If you are interested in speaking with Dr. Gary Weinstein visit www.weinsteinchiro.com or call 412-269-0444 to schedule an appointment.