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Fender Benders Can Be Dangerous to Your Health!

In years past, people used to have inexpensive fender benders, but not anymore. Even a minor accident can cost a thousand dollars to restore the car to its original condition.

The greatest injury, though, is not to the automobile or truck, but to the vehicle's occupants. That has not changed. We hear survivors of accidents talk about walking away from an accident while their vehicle was totally demolished.

Whether the accident was just a minor fender bender or a total demolishment, the human body can be whiplashed without the individual(s) involved even realizing it.

Just because there is no bleeding or broken bones, doesn't mean that no harm has been done. If the spine has been whipped out of its normal balanced alignment, the first sign of an injury will usually be soreness and stiffness of neck and/or back muscles as they stay partially contracted in their attempt to pull the musculoskeletal system back into balance.

Because the spine encases the spinal cord and spinal nerves, a slight distortion can produce an uncontrolled tendency toward emotional distress, headaches and other types of aches and pains that may not appear for months afterwards. Joint problems, with or without arthritis, may not show up until years afterwards.

Just as you would have your vehicle checked following a minor fender bender, it is even more important that you be checked for the possibility of a whiplash injury. An immediate examination also helps to establish and confirm the injury as it relates to the accident in question.




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