Why should I get checked with a chiropractor after a car accident?
We recommend that everyone who is in a car accident get their spine checked, especially if traveling you were traveling more than 8 miles per hour**. We will meet with you and discuss your best course of action to get your body working again. Sometimes care is as simple as showing you the correct stretches and exercises to do at home. If we can help you we will let you know and if we need to refer you for the additional care we can direct you in the correct direction. In addition to chiropractic, we work closely with massage therapists, physical therapist, MRI, acupuncture, neurologist, and an orthopedic specialist.
**”magnification of accelerations” performed by D.M. Severy (project manager for Automobile Crash Injury Research), CO. Bechtol, M.D. (Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Yale University), and J.H. Matthewson (Professor of Engineering and Assistant Director of the Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering, University of California), reveals that two G’s of force is generated by an 8.2 mph rear end collision. This force is transferred into the front automobile in 100 milliseconds. Using the “Law of Magnification of Acceleration,” these researchers show how the initial two G’s of force is magnified to four G’s of force at the shoulders of the passengers and driver of the front vehicle in approximately 240 milliseconds, and five G’s of force at their heads in approximately 260 milliseconds at which time the energy from the “Law of Conservation of Linear Momentum” multiplied by the “Law of Magnification Acceleration” is exerted on the occupants’ heads and necks, causing this area to violently “whip” backward at 160 feet a second.
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