A fender-bender doesn’t just affect your car. An impact of just 8 mph can affect your body too.
In the US, automobiles are a way of life and car accidents are inevitable. When you’re involved in an accident, many things race through your mind. Once you do a quick check-in with yourself and determine you are okay, you tend to worry about everything but yourself: your car, others involved, filing a claim.
But what happens to your body when you are in a crash?
The body responds to the stress of a collision with the release of adrenaline and endorphins, making the body feel less pain. The release of these hormones is the reason why injuries sustained in a wreck are not immediately felt. It can take days or even weeks for injuries to become apparent. Crash victims experience concussion and whiplash injuries that may last a lifetime if not diagnosed and corrected early on. Even minor collisions have devastating effects. An impact at just 8 miles per hour is enough to shift bones out of place causing muscle strain and stiffness.
It’s common to turn to MDs for help with these injuries. MDs rely on pain medication to cover the symptoms without addressing the underlying cause. Medications will not offer a long-term pain management solution, nor will it fix whiplash, concussion, or mobility issues acquired in an accident.
If you were in a car accident, regardless of whether it was a “fender bender” or a major crash, don’t wait. Schedule an appointment with your local Chiropractic Physician and give your body the help it needs to avoid a lifetime of chronic pain.
By Dr. Bryen A. Bell, a Board-Certified Chiropractic Physician with over 20 years of professional experience. Contact Dr. Bell at True Potential Chiropractic family care facility. Call 503-574-4872 or visit tpcportland.com.