Why not get checked out?
When your have a car accident and you take your broken car to the auto-shop what happens?
Does the mechanic just put a fresh coat of paint over the scratches as if applying a band aid to a surface wound? Do they bang out any noticeable dents to the exterior, reattach a fallen bumper or fix a broken headlight.
The answer is – No.
They keep your car for a few days and give it a full examination. They put it up on lifts to see the underbelly. They pop the hood and check out the engine. They check the tires, and paneling. They may even check the interior; seatbelts, steering consol, seats.
They are making sure the body and skeleton of the car it safe.
What would happen if they didn’t do an extensive check?
One of the main parts of the car that makes it drivable is the suspension. Even if you’ve only been in a small ‘fender bender’ a mechanic will check this out.
Consider your body a car, and your skeleton your suspension. What would happen if you were pushed from behind. You fell forward and hit your head. The only visible injuries you sustained is a bump on your forehead. However, your back, neck and shoulders where you bore the most impact, ache.
Would you expect your doctor to just give you an ice pack for your bump? Would you want your back and neck checked out too? Visibly the rest of your body looks just fine, however, internally, things are not so.
Just as a mechanic does a full check of your car, a doctor should do a full check of your body. That is why our doctors at Injury Relief Chiropractic will make sure to fully check your spine out. If your suspension is damaged, your body wont run the way it should.