Las Vegas Auto Accident Injuries
SPINAL MISALIGNMENTS WILL LEAD TO NERVE INTERFERENCE, PAIN AND HEALTH PROBLEMS
Did you know that most car accident victims may not feel pain for days, weeks or even months after the date of the accident – only to begin feeling discomfort out of the blue? This is because a misaligned spine will gradually exert force on the nerves, tissue and tendons over time, and is only felt once the condition has worsened.
Even small “fender bender” car collisions where there are no visible signs of damage to the vehicle can generate enough g-force, or force of gravity, to damage the delicate anatomical structures of the head, neck and spine. In fact, while a jet plane exerts about 9 g’s of velocity change on your spine, a 36 mile per hour collision exerts over 10 g’s while a 6 mile per hour collision exerts over 13 g’s.
This is caused by a change in velocity (moving objects abruptly colliding and stopping) combined with the vehicle’s “crush” factor. Newer model vehicles are designed to leave occupants “room to live.” This is accomplished by the front and rear of the vehicles crushing and absorbing the force of the collision. At 6 miles per hour, the vehicles involved in the accident do not crush. As a result, the force goes through the human occupant.
Ironically, emergency room doctors will routinely tell a patient injured in an auto collision that he or she is okay, typically meaning that the spine did not fracture. They are not speaking to whether the neck curve or spine ligaments are damaged. In many cases, problems associated with these injuries may remain dormant for days or even weeks before they manifest, especially in low speed car collisions.
Treatment for injuries can be covered by your automobile medical payment insurance policy, or in the absence of coverage, our offices can discuss your rights and options. Our team of chiropractic physicians are Fellowship Trained in Clinical Biomechanics, and have served thousands of auto injured patients in Nevada, California, Arizona, Iowa and Ohio for over a decade. Call or email NOW to schedule your consultation with our team.