The life of a crash dummy is no easy task. Their every day routine involves smashing against walls and other cars at great velocities. Now you may ask, what kind of life is that?! This "life" has helped us understand the effects of car collision and improved crash safety in cars around the world. The new frontier of car crash research involves not only crash dummies but human participants.
Our very own Dr. Brian Burkholder attended the Spine Research Institute of San Diego to become a live participant in car collision research in order to fully understand the wide range of complications that the body undergoes after a car accident. Dr. Brian attained an Advanced Certification of Competency showing his knowledge in diagnosis, treatment, management of motor vehicular cervical acceleration/deceleration trauma, and brain traumatology. Dr. Brian has also obtained a certification in Motor Vehicle Crash Forensic Risk Analysis furthering his ability to understand the biomechanics of car accidents.
During the training, Dr Brian underwent three collisions. All three collisions were UNDER 10 MPH! There was NO STRUCTURAL DAMAGE done to the vehicles involved but that could not be said of Dr. Brian. For the next THREE months following the collisions, Dr. Brian experienced neck soreness, headaches and upper back pain. He received chiropractic adjustments three times per week to ensure that his joints and muscles healed properly from the damage those smaller impacts had. Clinical studies prove that chiropractic treatment is effective in reducing arthritis and scar tissue associated with whiplash injuries.
If you or a friend/family are currently still experiencing pain, headaches, sleep disturbances, or any other common injuries following a car accident please don't hesitate to give us a call. We can give you insight as to what's going on with your body and help you relieve your problems and decrease the chance that you will develop spinal arthritis.
A final tip: Review your auto insurance coverage. Make sure you have "Med Pay": $5000 and up is best. This is very inexpensive to add to your policy and if or when you suffer an accident it allows you to get the treatment you need without the fear of large bills piling up! Confused? Ask us, we know all about it.