You are sitting in your car at a stoplight. Suddenly you are rear-ended. You may or may not see it coming. What happens in these few moments can have serious consequences. What you do about it in the next few days and weeks may forever affect your future health!
The cervical spine is the most common area of injury. This is due to the "whiplash" effect created by the rear impact collision. As little as an 8 mile per hour impact can cause significant injuries to the occupants of both vehicles. Too often people don't seek chiropractic treatment following an auto accident because they don't feel hurt. If you have been in a motor vehicle or any other kind of accident, do NOT assume that you escaped injury if you are not currently in pain. Please, contact Dr. Murphy as soon as an accident occurs. Symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or months to manifest! This is why so many people are fooled into thinking that they avoided injury, when in fact, they really are injured!
Symptoms to look for:
- Jaw/ Face Pain
- Numbness/ Tingling in Hands/ Arms
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Memory Difficulties
Often people don't seek chiropractic treatment following a car accident because they don't feel hurt. These symptoms may appear for a while, then dissipate. A delayed onset of symptoms is very common. Symptoms may re-appear or show up days, weeks, even months later. Ignoring the early symptoms may be devastating your future health.
Initiating the proper treatment following an auto injury is vital to the healing of injured soft tissue. If proper treatment following and therapy is not administered in a timely manner, irreversible scar tissue and adhesions develop creating the possibility of permanent injury and progressive spinal / joint deterioration!
If you or someone you know has been involved in an auto accident, call us today, at (215) 340-3930 regardless of day or time, to set up an immediate consultation so Dr. Murphy and his staff can get you on the road to recovery!