Suddenly, you hear a screeching of tires and the harsh sound of metal hitting metal. In the split second before you can brace yourself, you feel your car moving from some unseen force!
As you drive down the road, your car, and by extension, your body begin to build kinetic energy. Kinetic energy is the energy an object possess as a result of being in motion.
When you collide with another vehicle, the kinetic energy built up by your car and your body needs to be absorbed and diffused in order for the vehicle to stop. Your brakes are typically responsible for the absorption of this kinetic energy when you reach a controlled stop.
In an accident, however, the immediate halt in motion experienced by your vehicle far surpasses your brakes ability to absorb it.
For this reason, the energy is distributed throughout the body of the car with the remainder being absorbed by your body, a separate object not attached to the car.
The impact experienced in an average auto accident is usually greater than your body's ability to absorb it meaning your body is exposed to force that may or may not present immediate side-effects.
Greater impacts can result in a broken collar bone, fractured rib cage or fractured pelvis. Lesser impacts generate less visible damage like whiplash, soft tissue damage or spinal misalignment. While less visible, the injuries still cause discomfort or pain that if ignored will worsen over time.
Chiropractic care identifies the full scope of injury sustained by your body during the accident and rehabilitates it through adjustment and realignment.
As a 20+ year practice, we've provided therapy to countless accident victims. Furthermore, our close experience has taught us how to navigate relationships with legal teams and insurance companies. Allow us to help you put this event behind you.