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It was just a minor car accident....

It was just a minor car accident.


Vero Beach Chiropractor- I’ve been listening to people tell me for 20 years, “it was just a minor car accident.” The reality is, cars weight thousands of pounds and at impact, that energy is transferred from one vehicle to another. When the impact occurs, the higher the speed the cars are traveling, generally the more vehicle damage happens. What happens when impact occurs at slower speeds and there is almost no damage done to the vehicle? It’s still thousands of pounds travelling at a certain speed that is transferred from one vehicle to another. If that energy is not absorbed by the vehicle while the metal bends and twists, it gets absorbed by something else in the car. That is usually the weakest thing in the vehicle. US! I have seen more whiplash injuries occur during slower speed accidents then high-speed accidents. I have treated herniated spinal discs, muscle tears and sprain/strain injuries from accidents that happen while the vehicles are travelling less than 15 MPH. Yes! These are injuries that chiropractors are trained to treat from car accidents. Chiropractors can also order advanced testing after a car accident such as x-rays and MRI’s. If you have been in a car accident, you have only two weeks in Florida to seek treatment. So do not delay! See your chiropractor ASAP! Dr. Thomas Harmody is a chiropractor at Vero Walk-In Chiropractic and is trained to treat injuries sustained from a car accident.


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