Many times we’ve heard a patient say, “I was in an accident a few years ago but I wasn’t hurt”. Years later we can see the evidence of that impact on an X-ray. It’s natural to assume that because pain is absent that injury is also absent. But the reality is that in the human body there are countless diseases and injuries that don’t cause pain.
The latest research shows that even a low level impact can produce enough G-Forces to damage muscles, ligaments, spinal discs and nerves in and around the spine. It is common for these injuries to go undetected, even after a visit to the emergency room.
Dr. John and Dr. Natalie have spent countless hours learning how to spot even minor injuries to the spine and correct them. Whiplash injuries as they are commonly known have been shown to change the shape of the spine. By changing the primary structure of the body this type of injury can lead to secondary conditions such as numbness, tingling, weakness, dizziness, headaches, changes in vision, a decrease in energy and can leave you susceptible to further injury in the future.
If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle collision, no matter how minor, have a trained specialist evaluate your spine to ensure that it is in optimum shape and function and will last you a lifetime.