Whiplash: What to Watch For
After a minor car accident, you should get checked out by achiropractor in Philly as soon as possible even if you don’t notice any injuries right away. What many people might not realize is that whiplash symptoms may show up anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks or even months after the initial impact. A professional chiropractor will be able to tell you what kind of damage, if any, has been done, and can give you treatment to prevent the onset of whiplash or other more serious conditions.
Those who do end up with whiplash symptoms are usually able to recover in a few weeks provided they receive quality chiropractic care and proper rest. Without adequate care, motor vehicle accident victims are able to avoid debilitating conditions including whiplash, chronic neck or back pain, and herniated or bulging discs.
The severity of whiplash of course depends on the force of the impact. Always wear a seatbelt to avoid more serious injury or death in the event of a high speed collision. Tests show that human beings’ spinal soft tissue can withstand impacts of up to 5mph, but many rear end car accidents occur at about 6-12 mph. This is why it is important to seek chiropractic care even if symptoms do not show up right away. Do not discount the effect of unseen or unfelt micro-injuries.