Dr. Wesley Stewart, who runs the Rutherford Clinic of Chiropractic Medicine of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is insisting that people get checked up even after a minor fender bender. He says that people who suffer from chronic back pain and headaches are often unaware they may have sustained the problems from a minor car accident. He explains that when someone is rear-ended, the head snaps back and forth very rapidly, often times straining neck muscles, tendons and ligaments. The person many times will compensate for the pain by adjusting posture, which will cause more strain on other muscles and ligaments. These types of accidents can also cause misalignments of the vertebrae as well.
Dr. Stewart says he has many patients come into his office for back and neck pain they have had for years with seemingly no cause. He says as he speaks with them, he eventually uncovers an accident they were involved in where at the time they seemed okay, but the pain surfaced days after the accident. For this reason, Dr. Stewart recommends that you get checked up immediately no matter how minor the accident.
As Dr. Stewart would attest, many of the injuries sustained after a car accident are in the form of head injuries or spinal injuries. These types of accidents are debilitating and can cause you to miss work for several weeks or months while you recover. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, then please call our law firm today at (615) 866-3938, and speak to our Nashville injury attorney about your case.
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