In the previous post I talked about several injuries that can occur during a rear end collision. It is important to remember that the majority of these injuries occur before your head even moves.
The S shaped curve is only present for a fraction of a second, but long enough for possible severe neck injuries. Check out the videos below to see what the s shaped curve would look like during a collision. http://alexandriachirocenter.com/injury46.html
Several factors can effect the severity of the injuries which is why at Alexandria Chiropractic Center
we have our patients answer questions such as were you looking straight ahead or to the side? Did you have your foot on the brake when you were hit? Did you brace for the impact? This information helps us determine the potential severity of the injuries and helps us document cause and effect to the insurance companies.
And it doesn't take high speed collisions for severe neck pain.
In fact most of the research looked at low speed (< 10mph) impact. To see what a rear auto collision looks like on a real person follow the link below. (Side note: I have no idea how much they paid the participants...but it wasn't enough.)
If you have any questions regarding neck pain as a result of an auto collision or if you're not sure if chiropractic can help you give us a call at 859-635-6666
today and ask to speak with Dr. Kevin E. Crowley.