Why is it that some people do not get injured in a car accident while other people in the same vehicle get seriously injured or even killed?!? The forces that act upon all vehicle occupants in an accident differs significantly and there are MANY other risk factors that will affect the likelihood and severity of injury.
Risk factors for injury and/or poor prognosis: • Head turned to right or left • Prior injury • Prior headaches • Prior neck pain • Inadequate head restraint (“headrest”) • Poor position in car • Arthritis • Advanced age • Vertebral disc disease • Rear impact • Female gender • Non-awareness of impending collision • and many more
Following a car accident be sure to be examined and have your doctor document any risk factors that were a part of that accident. Marcum Chiropractic’s Dr. Todd J. Hartwig is an auto-injury expert and has been helping car accident victims return to their pre-accident lifestyle for over a decade. Call Marcum Chiropractic at 503-235-7130 to get the care you deserve!