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How to Avoid Headache and Whiplash Injury During a Car Accident

Hi, I am Dr. Erik Slovin, from DrSlovin.com.

I am a chiropractic physician specializing in non-drug treatment for injuries that come from auto accidents and slip and falls.

Today, I wanted to talk about how to protect yourself from damaging your neck in a car accident.

Neck pain and headaches are often seen together. It’s common to suffer headache and migraine symptoms after a crash, so today I thought I’d teach you a few tips and tricks on what to do and how to set yourself up in a car so you are less likely to get hurt.

For years, insurance adjusters have claimed that the damage sustained by the car directly correlates with the damage sustained by its occupants (YOU). This is So VERY wrong.

Not too long ago, I heard a story of a young couple that just got married.

On the way to the airport for their honeymoon, they got into an accident. The husband was killed immediately. The wife didn’t have a scratch on her.

They were in the same car. How’s that possible?

Well, it goes to show you, the damage to the car is absolutely not equivalent to the damage endured by the person.

One thing has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with the other.

Studies show you can suffer whiplash-related injuries such as headaches, neck pain, numbness and tingling into the hands and arm at speeds as slow as 2.5 mph. So basically, you can walk yourself into a wall when not paying attention and suffer a case of whiplash.

You don’t actually have to be in a car.

During a slip and fall, or a car crash, muscles, tendons and ligaments get pulled and stretched beyond their normal limits causing rips and tears ultimately causing you significant pain. Ligaments, for example, heal with scar tissue. Without proper management, they become weaker, less elastic, and highly prone to pain and re-injury.

Women have thinner, more flexible neck muscles then men, and are therefore at even greater risk of long term debilitating pain following an accident. Recent studies show that 80% of women who suffer neck muscle injuries continue to experience chronic pain even 15 years later.

So here are 3 ways to help you prevent whiplash and other serious side effects:

First, always wear your seat belt.

That goes without question. I don’t care how tall you are, how fat you are, if you’re’ pregnant or if your father has a comb over.

You need to wear your seatbelt.

Second.

Set up your seat, so that when you sit, the headrest sits one to two inches above the top of your head.

This will help prevent your head from ramping or extending up over the top of the headrest if you’re hit from behind.

Third.

Many of us have this thought that if we remain relaxed during a collision and just kind of go with the flow, that we won’t suffer a whiplash injury.

This couldn’t be more incorrect.

If you stiffen up, tuck your chin down a bit, keep your hands on the steering wheel without really gripping the wheel.

Your muscles can help protect you and you can greatly reduce your injuries.

Keeping your seatbelt fastened, setting up your head restraint properly and making sure your stiff upon collision are three things you can do to help yourself next time you think you may be in a crash.

I hope you have found these tips in this video helpful.

If you have, tag a friend, share the video. There’s lots of info in here that could quite possibly help someone avoid severe long-term whiplash-related symptoms.

Have you been able to avoid a whiplash injury from a recent accident? How? What did you do?

Let me know in the box below. I’m always happy to hear from you.

If you have any questions… please email me at :drslovin@drslovin.com and maybe I can answer your question in my next video.

Make Slovin Chiropractic Center in Norwalk CT Your First Stop After A Car Accident

Car Accident Chiropractic Care and Pain Management Norwalk, CT

January 1, 2019-Slovin Chiropractic Center should be your first stop after a car accident or fender-bender. Dr. Erik and Dr. Brenda Slovin offer natural, holistic care for car accident victims of all ages. This includes therapeutic massages, rehabilitative exercises, and even acupressure and acupuncture for patients dealing with chronic or lingering pain.

While whiplash is the most commonly associated injury of car accidents, victims also experience a range of problems. This includes back wrenches, neck sprains, shoulder injuries and even anxiety-stress-neurological problems stemming from the car wreck experience.

With this in mind, the Slovins fully examine patients to check for internal injuries, spinal problems, and other related issues. They also take plenty of scans and imaging, which pinpoint the exact injury areas in distress. With years of extensive chiropractic experience, the Slovins has the tools and expertise to heal injuries and restore mobility, balance and flexibility.

Post-accident chiropractic care is essential in pain management and remediation. In fact, it is important to see a chiropractor who can formulate strategic care plans to get you back on the road to recovery.

For years, the Slovins have helped accident victims recover from pain, injuries, back problems and common or extensive issues. They continue to help car accident sufferers overcome physical, mental and physiological pain related to car wrecks.

Remember, even the slightest fender-bender can result in extensive bodily harm and injuries. From whiplash and foot pain to back tension and even nerve distress, the Slovins remain committed to excellence in all chiropractic services for car accident patients. One phone call or e-mail is all you need to schedule a complimentary consultation or make an appointment. The Slovin Chiropractic Center accepts most insurance plans with same day appointments and ample parking. Contact them today and experience the results.