It is imperative that people involved in auto crashes consult with a doctor who is trained in the biomechanics of the human body; someone who treats these injuries everyday.
Often, passengers can be hurt more then the driver, especially if it is a side wreck or T-bone type collision. Children can suffer the same injuries as adults and should be given the same care despite a feeling by the parent that the child can't be "that injured" if no bones are broken or there in no bruising to the skin. Put it this way: if damage was done to a vehicle that actually bent the metal, the people inside the vehicle surely absorbed that force as well.
Due to the body producing adrenaline at the time of the crash, a hormone that acts as a natural painkiller, people are able to muster the courage to move through the impact and "take care of business". As mentioned in the videos on this page, it is often days or weeks later that the full impact of the car crash is felt.
A trained Chiropractor can be a brilliant source of diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue and joint injuries. In addition, x-rays or MRI's (if indicated) will be used to check for any structural damage.
Call our office today if you or someone you know has been involved in an auto crash, we can help!