Even a 10 mph fender bender has enough force to cause damage to the ligaments of your spine, resulting in chronic injury!
As we age, our ligaments and muscles lose elasticity and flexibility, meaning that older accident victims may be at risk for more serious damage and injury.
When an accident suddenly happens, your muscles don’t have a chance to brace and “guard” against the impact. This is why being rear-ended can cause deeper injuries.
About 50% of motor vehicle accident victims have injuries to their low back, and in 15% of these cases there is serious nerve damage. Some of the main signs of nerve damage are traveling pain, numbness, tingling, and even a burning or electrical sensation.
Because some whiplash injuries take time to develop, studies show that some headaches, neck pain, and back pain can be traced three years prior to a motor vehicle accident. Whiplash starts a domino effect of changes that can take days, months, or in some cases years to manifest as pain.
Of the 1,000,000 cases of whiplash each year, 87% of victims will have multiple symptoms, and 25% of these cases end up with chronic pain.
Without the proper chiropractic treatment and care for the damaged ligaments and bones in your spine, the injuries will heal with scar tissue resulting in early-onset arthritis and loss of flexibility and motion. Chiropractors receive the extensive training to evaluate and treat these whiplash injuries to relieve current symptoms and prevent future ones.
If you or someone you know has pain from an accident and needs chiropractic treatment then contact Dr Tyler Nigus to discuss treatment options!
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7295 W 97th St
Overland Park, KS 66212