Trauma can cause spinal misalignments in the body which can in turn distort your structure and irritate your nerves, bones, ligaments and discs. Any accident, no matter how minor, can create nerve-damaging misalignments. We can give you a spinal check-up to ensure that your spine is free from these health-compromising changes and to prevent any long-term damage.
While car accidents can be dangerous for all passengers, small children are especially at risk. The weight of the head of a child makes the neck much more vulnerable to injury. The infant has little control in the muscles of the neck, and the head can bounce from side to side and fall forward, which can cause serious spine and neck injuries. Children also have more flexible upper bodies and shoulders. Be sure to follow the latest recommendations for car seat safety.
If you or your child have been involved in a serious car accident and have experienced neck and/or back discomfort, consider giving us a call. We have the knowledge, training, and expertise to help you understand what the problem is and, in many cases, manage it successfully. If we feel that we cannot help you, we will direct you to another health care provider.
Children aren’t the only ones who should buckle up in a motor vehicle. Safety belts and seats are designed to protect drivers and passengers from death and injury during a crash. But these restraints cannot save lives if they are not used.