Even a Minor Accident Can Result in Serious Injury

Written By John J. Giovanelli, D.C., P.C. on November 30, 2020

rsz autoaccidentEven a minor traffic collision is a scary event.

Though you might feel a bit shaken afterward, it isn’t uncommon to experience little to no pain – at least at first. Therefore, seeing a Peachtree City chiropractor after a minor accident can seem like overkill. 

However, recent research shows that even a minor auto accident can result in damage that leads to long-term issues.

Why You Should See Your Chiropractor After a Minor Accident 

A low-speed auto collision is one that occurs at 10 MPH or less. Typically, there’s minimal vehicle or property damage. While minor, such an accident can still cause significant damage to your body

Recent studies have found that low-speed accidents – especially those that happen from behind – can result in: 

  • Whiplash injury
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Sore shoulders

It doesn’t take much to damage the delicate vertebrae of the neck. In a 2018 study, researchers discovered that 21% of people in low-speed accidents experienced neck pain symptoms.

A minor accident injury, left untreated, can cause long-term damage, including: 

  • Chronic pain 
  • Reduced flexibility
  • Loss of mobility

When you sustain an injury, there’s an inflammatory response, leading to stiffness and pain. You’ll also start to develop scar tissue at the site of the injury. Scar tissue is a type of connective tissue that’s not very flexible.

As time passes without treatment, you can develop chronic inflammation. Scar tissue will continue to grow, too, limiting your mobility.

How Your Peachtree City Chiropractor Can Help

Your chiropractor can provide a variety of treatment options that reduce inflammation, break down scar tissue, and realign the cervical spine (neck). Dr. Giovanelli might recommend one or more of the following: 

Don’t Wait – Get the Treatment You Need Today

The longer you wait, the more damage occurs. Contact your Peachtree City chiropractor, Dr. John Giovanelli, D.C. as soon as possible after your accident. 

Dr. Giovanelli can help you in multiple ways. In addition to chiropractic therapies, he can recommend lifestyle adjustments that will make your body healthier and more resilient. 

Don’t wait until you’re in pain. Talk to Dr. Giovanelli today to find out how you can prevent long-term damage after a minor accident. 

Are you experiencing headaches or sore muscles after a low-impact collision? Contact our office right away at 770-487-1228 to schedule a consultation.

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