Many people connect the amount of vehicle damage to the likelihood and/or severity of occupants being injured.  Nothing could be further from the truth!  When vehicles get damaged, the body/frame/etc. crumple and absorb a lot of the energy that would otherwise be transferred to the occupants.  Thus, more crumpling equals more energy being absorbed by the vehicle.  But, because the threshold for injury is different for every person, it is impossible to correlate the presence or amount of vehicle damage to the possibility of any injury.  Anyone who says otherwise is using junk science.  Therefore, if you are involved in any type of motor vehicle collision, be sure to be evaluated (and treated!) for injuries.  Marcum Chiropractic’s Dr. Hartwig is a biomechanical expert with years of experience treating people injured in auto accidents.  Call 503-235-7130 to get feeling better now!

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