First of all there are 3 types of Motor vehicle injuries 1. crush injuries and 2. acceleration injuries(Whiplash injuries), and 3. chemical exposure injuries.
1. Crush injuries are detected by means of the human eye for obvious cuts and bruises, and by looking at X-rays for fractures and gross dislocations. MRI, and CT Scans can detect spinal lesions but are mostly used for detecting internal injuries such as brain trauma and organ damage.
Car accident victims experiencing crush injuries usually get accelerated before the crush. Sense medical professionals, focusing on the crush, usually because of emergency purposes, often overlook the less obvious but extremely significant acceleration injuries that cause musculoskeletal damage, (damage to muscles and ligaments).
2. Acceleration injuries Whiplash Injuries are another type of injury also detected by the human eye by means of X-Ray views of the spine to access the integrity of the ligaments that connect the vertebra together. If you went to the E.R then you may have had these views take already and told you were fine with nothing to worry about.
They may have sent you home with muscle relaxers and pain medication. Because they were looking for fractures and gross dislocations but aren’t trained in locating misaligned vertebra. There is always some level of whiplash in every car accident Although there are usually no cuts or fractures from an acceleration injury, acceleration injuries are just as devastating because of the energy transfer from collision energy to acceleration energy absorbed by the occupants of the vehicle. That is one little known (secret) proven fact that the insurance companies don’t want you to know.
By looking at an accident victim with an acceleration injury one cannot visualize a ligament or muscle problem because it is under the skin so the victim’s condition is often dismissed as a minor soft tissue injury when in fact it is a major soft tissue injury. That is another reason acceleration injuries go undetected. To add insult to injury most people don’t know that 60% of the rear end acceleration injuries resulting in whiplash occur at speeds between 6 and 12 MPH. Now you know another (secret) fact that the insurance companies don’t want you to know.
3. A third type of injury that is way over looked is the chemical injury from exposure to the toxic chemicals of the air bags and or the gasoline fumes or fumes from the toxic materials that are destroyed in the crash and sometimes from the melted plastics if there is fire involved... These are very toxic to the body and sometimes lead to a lifetime of toxic illness.
My name is Dr. Thomas R. Taylor I am a Chiropractor. Here at “Alaska Healing touch” we treat acceleration type of injuries and screen for chemical exposure injuries. I have been treating whiplash injuries for over 15 years. I evaluate car crash victims, document the information, explain the information, give my recommendations, give you the care you deserve, listen and answer any questions you may have and/or make any appropriate referrals.
If you had a torn ligament in your knee wouldn’t that impair the way you walk?
Well what if you had damaged ligaments in your neck or back that could be causing your neck or back pain. Those ligaments and muscles need to be treated by a professional trained to treat those types of injuries.
For the most part people want to know what is wrong with them.