A 5MPH Crash is Enough to Cause Spinal Damage

Spinal damage from small traumas often turn into major health problems due to the spine’s intimate relationship with the central nervous system and brain.

A 5MPH Crash is Enough to Cause Spinal DamageA motor vehicle impact at a speed as slow as five miles per hour creates enough impact to cause severe spinal damage or injury.

A study from 2006* evaluating the risk of low speed and low impact collisions determined that a crash occurring at a speed of only 5.97 miles per hour resulted in symptoms of strains and headaches.

Research continues to inform doctors and society about just how much damage and influence result from even the most minor accidents and low impact collisions.

Most people believe that an absence of pain translates into the absence of any physical ailments.

Conditions like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, cancer, and diabetes kill hundreds of thousands of people every year but initially present in the body with no signs or symptoms of pain or discomfort.

Motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, playground falls, and birth traumas commonly occur every single day.

Every trauma no matter how small requires proper evaluation and testing through the expert hands of a Chiropractor to ensure that appropriate treatment returns the body to peak function.

Spinal damage / problems often turn into major health problems due to the spine’s intimate relationship with the central nervous system and brain.

Research continues to prove that even minor fender benders and collision trauma possess enough power to radically alter both the short and long term health of those involved.

Everyone deserves to experience the health benefits that go hand in hand with regular Chiropractic checks ups and appropriate adjustments. The expertly trained hands of a Chiropractor unlock the power and potential that exists within every body.

*Personal Injury Law Journal September 2006
“Putting the 5MPH Injury Threshold to the Test” Henderson, Brian

Research compiled by Dr. Dan Sullivan D.C.

About the author

Dr. Benjamin Martin is a Chiropractor and speaker on Health and Wellbeing. Ben is regularly called on to discuss health topics and chiropractic on radio, tv and press. His promise is to adjust and educate as many families as possible towards optimal health. His work changes lives and has restored people's quality of life.

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