Car accidents can cause hidden damage

Studies have shown that minor impacts of less than 10 mph can cause soft tissue injury and possible long term damage.  Even a minor car accident can be a stressfull situation and unfortunately most people worry about the damage to their vehicle before bodily injuries.  It is extremely important to get evaluated by a health professional even if you are involved in a minor collision.  They can determine the extent of your injury and the possibilty of future problems.  In some cases symptoms do not arise for weeks or months after the injury.  Left untreated these injuries can predispose you to possible arthritis and joint degeneration in the future.  If you or someone close has been in an automobile accident please call our office for a free consultation to determine if we can help.  As a chiropractor with physical therapy priveledges I specialize in treating whiplash and auto accident injuries.  At Altacare Chiropractic and rehabiliation we use gentle chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy modalities to return our injured patients to pre-injury status as soon as possible.