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Posted on 04-03-2014
Most of our patients that come in to be treated for Auto Accident Whiplash injuries usually make the comment " I don't know why I hurt so bad, it didn't seem like that bad of an accident ". They even sometimes feel like they are acting like a " Baby " by coming in & complaining. What they don't realize is that there is a tremendous amount of G Force that is transmitted through the body in a split second that causes a whipping motion to the neck & upper back, which is analogous to " Cracking a Whip " hence the term Whiplash, however spinal structures, ligaments, tendons & muscles are not designed to be cracked like a whip !!
One of the most informative videos on Whiplash is posted right here on our website, titled "Live Crash Tests". It is found under the tab " Auto & Work Injuries". This video was filmed using live volunteers who undergo a rear end collision at very low speeds of 3 & 6 miles per hour. In this study they placed slow motion cameras in the car to film the event. They also placed accelerometers on the test subjects in order to measure the amount of G Force transmitted to their body. When you watch it you will be amazed & say like I did when I saw it " No wonder these people hurt".
Multiple studies have shown that without proper treatment, those who have had a Whiplash injury will develop Degenerative Disc Disease & Arthritis of their spine within the first 5 years.
Here at Rosquist Clinic we have been treating those with an Auto Injury for the past 32 years. We have a great deal of practical experience & continue to stay up to date with published research on the most effective treatment for Whiplash treatment. Our clinic is equipped with the most effective equipment in treating this condition such as : Class IV Laser, Spinal Decompression & Spinal Rehab Equipment.
If you or a family member have had this type of injury, we highly recommend that you treat it seriously !
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