The three questions a doctor asks when introduced to a patient are: How bad is the pain? How often do you get the pain? and When did the pain start? At least 50% of the patients stated that the pain started after an automobile collision years earlier. Second to car wrecks most men pinpoint contact sport and women refer to childbirth as their source of never-ending pain.
Auto accidents are the gifts that keep on giving. To avoid a future conversation about the auto accident you’ll have tomorrow (Californians average on accident every seven years), remember the following movie titles from the past,
In Time (2010 – Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried)
Two Days in the Valley (1996 – Jeff Daniels, Chalize Theron)
Time is critical following an auto collision, even the most minor collisions. When 3,000 lb objects make contact as fast as a person can walk (4 mi. per hr.), the forces delivered to the occupants is equivalent to a knock out punch from Mike Tyson. Within the first 24 hours swelling occurs in the tissue of the spine that will put pressure on nerves for several months. The faster you address the injury, the better the chances of resolving pain short term and long term. Get Chiropractic treatment within two days.
Do The Right Thing (1989 – Spike Lee)
When body parts are thrown around by vehicles behaving like mating Rhinos, aspirin is not enough. Taking medication for pain hides the symptoms of injury, but won’t address the source of the injury. Drugs won’t heal a broken leg, putting the leg bone back together will. Restoring the position of the joints is essential to relieving pain immediately after a collision, and the pain years after the medication prescription has expired.
Forget Pairs (1995 – Billy Crystal, Debra Winger)
The end result of an automobile collision is chronic pain, joint deterioration and arthritis, and loss of function. Functional loss is the golf swing that is sub par, housework left undone, or the trip to Paris you opted out because of pain. The goal of Chiropractic treatment is the movie cast of your auto collision, there shouldn’t be years of painful reruns