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Car Accidents, what to do?

It’s that horrible moment when your whole life will be different. You check both ways, you know you’re clear to pull out into traffic, and then that minivan just comes out of nowhere and slams into the side of your car. They were in your blind spot. Or perhaps they just teleported out of nothingness! In either event, you’ve just been hit.

There are many things that need to be considered now, insurance, lawsuits, who’s at fault, passengers, etc. You might need to get immediate medical attention if the accident were bad enough.

Most of the time, people don’t want to admit that they have suffered any injury at all. They want to be able to shake it off and go on with their lives as if nothing has changed. But here’s the thing: Every single experience you have affects your current state of health. Every one. Not just some of them. Every single one.

A car accident is a tremendous amount of force. It’s not a small event. Even a minor fender-bender can create a lot of stress in the body. Imagine you were going 20 mph. That’s not very fast, is it? Now imagine that you are running as fast as you can. Do you know how fast you’re going? The truth is that the fastest human alive can only run 25 mph, and only for about 100 meters. The fastest I’ve ever run is about 15 mph. Imagine running into a car at that speed.

It HURTS!

Regardless of the frame of the car around you and the safety features meant to save your life, you will suffer stress from that experience. For some, it may alter your life for the rest of it. And that’s why it’s so important to get checked by a chiropractor immediately after the accident. Getting adjusted can mitigate the effects of the car accident, and get you functioning again quickly. You will miss less work and if you have the proper car insurance coverage, it won’t cost you anything.

Care at Brilliant Life Chiropractic for a car accident type of case ranges in duration and frequency. It may take only a few visits to have you fully functional again. And it may take longer. It depends on a number of factors, and I can’t tell you how long it will take until we do an exam. The exam will consist of a neurological chiropractic exam as well as several orthopedic tests to determine the extent of injury.

Please don’t wait. A common type of practice member that comes in is one who has suffered from a car accident many years ago. They were hurt, did the standard medical care for it, and after a few weeks or months, “felt” better, and went on with their lives. But because the stress was never fully integrated, they are now suffering from a chronic pain that really interferes with their life. It can be resolved, but will now take longer. Had they sought care immediately, it likely wouldn’t have been a problem.

If this has happened to you, or you know someone, please direct them to this website, or call the office. Thank you!

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