ALERT! ALERT! ALERT!
According to new laws governing auto accident payments. You MUST be evaluated by a Doctor or Chiropractor within 14 days of the accident. Otherwise you risk your PIP benefits. There are other new requirements so make an appointment or call as SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Since most injuries are soft tissue and can get worse over time, you May not feel a lot of pain in the first few days. So come in for an evaluation as soon as possible. In the event you don’t have a car available, we can provide transportation.
A Minor Accident
Even a minor automobile accident can have major ill effects on your health. It may be weeks, months, even years before the problem shows itself. But, by then it may be too late to prevent you greatest loss—- your health.
Impact and Your Spine
Consider for a moment that the average head weighs between 7 and 11 pounds and sits on the most flexible —and fragile – part of the spine: the neck. Although the neck is relatively short, it contains 32 joints and is easily stretched and injured if it’s thrown in any direction.
Given below is a rather technical figure showing in a low speed (8 mph) rear impact collision, your head can receive 5 g’s of force. That is 5 times the force of gravity without even hitting anything.
If these joints are stretched and strained beyond their normal limits they can loose their ability to return to their original length, much like a rubber band that has been stretched too far.
When one automobile is struck by another, thousands of pounds of force are exerted upon the neck and spine of the passengers. The head which is very heavy compared to the neck is thrust towards the hitting vehicle. The muscles then stretch and react with a violent spasm in the opposite direction. The painful result is injury to the muscles, ligaments, nerves, and on occasion, broken bones.
A wreck victim isn’t necessarily alright if he or she doesn’t have any broken bones. Painless chiropractic treatment is necessary to realign bones of the spine and restore integrity to the ligaments, muscles, and joints.
When a bone is broken, it heals with bone and becomes stronger than before. Soft tissue, however, heals as scar tissue which is weaker, less resistant and has more pain fibers. Just like a bruised apple, it never returns to its original state. The sooner the treatment the less the scar tissue.
Dr. Burton is trained to determine if a problem in the spine may be the cause of pain in the back or elsewhere.
Dr. Bernard Burton will usually provide rapid relief from the symptoms of accident distress and treat the cause of the problem by employing comfortable corrective measures.
Regardless of whether you have any symptoms after an accident, you should still have an inexpensive chiropractic check-up to determine the potential for unforeseen problems.
More than half the neck injuries from automobile accidents and falls cause victims to suffer recurring headaches and other unnecessary pain. Additionally, falls, sprains, or occupational accidents very often go unnoticed, only to return in the form of chronic pain.
Remember, even though pain is one of nature’s ways of telling you there is something wrong, it’s possible to have a problem that hasn’t reached the “pain” stage. Often the early symptoms of these injuries subside, and only to return weeks, months, and even years later.
Have your spine checked by Dr. Burton. Numerous accident victims have discovered this inexpensive, painless way to health.
Dr. Bernard Burton is dedicated to finding and correcting the underlying cause of your problem. Dr. Burton will taken an extensive history from you before beginning an actual physical examination. This will determine whether you condition falls within the scope of chiropractic services.
WHY DR. BURTON AND BURTON CHIROPRACTIC
Dr. Burton was the Valedictorian of Life College in 1993. He is a hands on doctor who treats his patients as family. Treatments include Chiropractic, Massage, Physical Therapy, Rehab, Acupuncture, cold laser, and disc decompression for spinal and all joint and soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions.