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What Happens to Your Body After an Auto Accident?

Lower back adjustment femaleScientific evidence indicates that when a joint is injured, if it is not taken care of properly within 14 days, a degenerative process starts. Unfortunately, those issues are not going to show up in our office until after patients’ symptoms have arisen. The longer you wait to start getting proper care, the longer it’s going to take, and the less chance you’re going to get it fixed.

Some car accident victims see symptoms almost immediately. Others may take months or even years to develop chronic issues that seem unrelated to the original incident itself.

There’s no such thing as a “minor” automobile accident. Here are some of the common symptoms that we routinely encounter:

  • Anxiety
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Insomnia
  • Pain and stiffness in the neck or low back
  • Pins and needles in the extremities
  • Shoulder and arm pain
  • Whiplash

I’ve learned after 20 some years in this business that the majority of patients that show up in my office for chiropractic care, you can pinpoint their problem back to some type of an injury. That could be a sports injury or ‘minor car accident,’” said Dr. Marcuzzo.

He added, “I think that when you have a car accident or a sports injury, a degenerative snowball starts rolling in the wrong direction. And if you don’t put a wet blanket over that fire ASAP, sometimes it’ll spiral out of control.

According to Dr. Marcuzzo, your body has a phenomenal ability to compensate. When it stops compensating, that’s when people wind up in our office with their symptoms.

If you’ve been involved in an auto accident, we want to help you. Contact us today to book an appointment.

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