Auto Accident Whiplash Injuries Are Serious Because They Damage Your Spine
- Whiplash muscle and ligament injuries
Muscles and ligaments are over stretched and damaged. While muscles heal, ligaments never recover making it a serious injury. With weakened ligaments, your spine is less stable and arthritis risk is raised 600%.
- Disc injuries
The intervertebral discs between each spinal bone that act as spacers and shock absorbs of the spine, can become torn after a collision. It may take some time for the damage to surface, but eventually the discs will leak out fluids and begin to herniate outward towards your nerves and spinal cord causing nerve problems.
- Nerve injuries
The nerves can be compressed or stretched in a motor vehicle collision causing weakness, numbness and tingling sensations. The brain itself may be injured; concussions occur in approximately half of all accidents.
What to Do After an Accident in Orange County California
Call Dr Barry Marks, Chiropractor and leading expert in car accident injuries and treatment in Orange County (714) 938-0575. Dr Marks will help guide you through the process of filing a claim, getting proper treatment, advising you on insurance matters and more.