2.4 million people are injured in automobile accidents each year. Auto accidents are classified as either low velocity (below 10 mph) or high velocity (above 10 mph). In low velocity accidents, the injuries usually result from the rapid movement of the body during the crash. Common low velocity injuries include whiplash and muscle strains/sprains. The onset of these symptoms are often delayed.
More serious injuries usually occur in high velocity collisions due to the fact the victim often experiences a second impact, hitting an object in the vehicle such as the airbag, dashboard or even the windshield.
Typical symptoms that may result are as follows:
- Neck Pain
- Back Pain
- Numbness or tingling
Back and neck pain from a car accident can not only be excruciating but it can be traumatizing as well, especially if not treated properly. That is why at Major Chiropractic and Sports Science we provide our patients who have suffered from a recent auto accident with the most thorough care.