Whiplash Brochure

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Minimized by emergency rooms or ignored because of only minor car damage, you’ll see more personal injury cases by explaining the effects of acceleration-deceleration injuries. 

Use this whiplash brochure to educate current patients about how well chiropractic works for auto accidents, fender benders and other neuromuscular-skeletal complaints resulting from trauma.

Your patients likely know someone who has been in a car crash. Equip them to effectively refer them to your practice by having a supply on hand.

Read the chiropractic Whiplash brochure below.

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What Patients Want To Know About Whiplash

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Subhead: Can you help me?

You're in your car, relaxed, waiting at a stoplight. Suddenly you hear a screeching of tires behind you and the harsh sound of metal hitting metal. In the split second before you can brace yourself, you feel your car moving forward from some unseen force!

You've been rear-ended.

What happens in these few seconds can have tragic consequences. And what you do about it in the next hours, days, and weeks can forever affect your health.

Photo caption: Most whiplash injuries occur while sitting stationary in your car.

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Headline: First surprise. Then anger. Then pain.

Upon impact, your body pushes deeply into your seat. Your head, momentarily isolated by your neck, delays its reaction while your body quickly reaches the limits of your seat.

Then, your body instantly changes directions, moving forward to the limits of your seatbelt. Now, your head starts moving backward in the opposite direction! Unrestrained by a seatbelt your head is jerked back, and then forward beyond its normal limits. Everything seems to be happening in slow motion, yet you are unable to stop your head from whipping backward and then forward.

First surprise. Then anger. Then pain.

Don't minimize your own injuries because your car has sustained little or no damage. An immediate chiropractic examination is essential. Pain pills won't heal inflamed tendons and ligaments. Muscle relaxers won't heal torn muscles. A cervical collar won't restore a graceful forward spinal curve.

Specific chiropractic spinal adjustments, because they can help restore proper motion and position of individual spinal bones, can help assure proper healing. Chiropractic doctors can help you get well and stay well after the trauma of a whiplash injury.

Subhead: Why did my headaches start more than a week after my accident?

Whether you've been in an accident, stressed at work, or over-exerted yourself in the garden, your body is constantly adapting to the environment. When your capacity to adapt is exhausted, symptoms can appear. This can take days, weeks, months, or years to occur.

Subhead: Why do I have pain in my arms and hands?

Because the nerves to the arms and hands exit the spine through the injured area of the neck, numbness and tingling are common. Even lower back pain can result directly from the trauma, or as a reaction to the loss of proper spinal curves.

Subhead: Will I ever be normal again?

Many chiropractic patients report restored spinal curves and an end to their symptoms. Those who delay seeking appropriate care often discover that scar tissue and spinal instability require periodic chiropractic checkups.

Subhead: How can I prevent whiplash injuries?

Since car accidents are the major cause of acceleration/deceleration injuries, defensive driving skills can help. Be sure your taillights and turn signals are properly working. Allow enough stopping distance in front of you. When you slow down or stop, always check your rear view mirror to see if the driver behind you is paying attention.

Photo caption: A whiplash injury can straighten the natural forward curve in the neck, stretching the spinal cord. Symptoms can appear months and even years later.

Photo caption: A new paint job can improve your car's appearance, but what about the unseen damage to your spine?

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Safe and Natural

Chiropractic is a team approach to better health. As you enjoy results, tell those you love. Explain how millions enjoy relief and better health by restoring the integrity of their nervous system with safe and natural chiropractic care.

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