by: Dr. Cornelius Stephens

Recent studies have shown that a whiplash injury can be sustained as a result of a collision between two vehicles going no more than 5 miles per hour. That is the equivalent of a vehicle backing out of a parking lot and colliding into another vehicle.

The impact between these two vehicles can result in misaligned bones in the neck, mid-back, low-back and rib area. In addition, there could be injuries to the muscles, ligaments and tendons in those areas.

These symptoms may not be felt initially, and it could take as long as two weeks after the impact before the symptoms are felt. The misaligned bones, muscles, ligaments and tendon injuries could produce numbness, tingling and weakness in the arms, hands, legs and feet. If these issues are not addressed, more serious problems could result.

If you or someone you know has been involved in a vehicular collision, let us help you, please call (770) 922-7282 and set up an appointment for evaluation and treatment.