In a study conducted by Charles Carroll, M.D., Paul McAtee, M.D. and Lee Riley, M.D. revealed that: “The amount of damage to the automobile bears little relation to the force applied to the cervical spine (neck) of the occupants.”
A vehicle weighs a ton and you are very small in comparison. So even with little impact, just the weight of the mass can cause damage. Think of being tackled on the street by a 200lb. person and you can imagine being hurt right? Well, a car weighs way more than that and even though you are strapped in and have airbags, it is still a large mass that has slammed into you. This causes damage.
Like I mentioned earlier, the damage to a car is different to the damage to a person. Even though your body may work like a machine, it is not and it can lead to pain and issues with how your body works. Even if there is no pain immediately, the impact can lead to pain later on.
Please give our Redwood City Chiropractic office a call at (650) 353-1133 so we can evaluate you using our technology that has been used by cardiologists and personal trainers on professional athletes and astronauts. It tracks your body during your care and tells us how you are healing.