Car Accident Chiropractors Fort Lauderdale and Miami
October 10, 2021

Did you know you can suffer whiplash from a car accident even when driving as slow as 5 mph? New studies are showing that even small rises in the speed a vehicle is traveling when it has an accident can significantly increase the risk of serious or deadly injuries.

If you’re experiencing pain after a car accident, even one that happened at slow speeds, chiropractic care from County Line Chiropractic can help.

Small Speed Increases Can Have Huge Effects on Crash Outcomes

Car Crash Chiropractors

New crash tests performed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), and Humanetics showed that slightly higher speeds were enough to increase the driver’s risk of severe injury or death. They crashed three 2010 Honda CR-V EX crossovers – one at 40 mph, one at 50 mph, and one at 56 mph.

There was minimal intrusion into the driver’s space at 40 mph, meaning injuries would likely not be severe. However, at 50 mph, there was noticeable deformation on the driver’s side of the vehicle, and at 56 mph, the interior of the vehicle was significantly compromised, with crash test dummies registering severe neck injuries and likely lower leg fractures.

You don’t need to be driving at highway speeds to suffer injuries in a car accident. Even low speeds can displace the bones in your spine and cause back or neck pain.

Injury Begins at Impact

Car Injury

According to GSU’s HyperPhysics Project, a 180-pound person in a car traveling 30 mph that stops suddenly when it hits something experiences 2.7 tons – more than 5400 pounds – of force on their body! And that’s assuming they were wearing a seatbelt. As you can imagine, those kinds of forces can cause any number of painful injuries.

Chiropractic Care Can Help After an Accident

Car Accident Chiropractors Fort Lauderdale and Miami


If you’ve been involved in an auto accident, chiropractic care may be able to help relieve your pain. Here are some benefits of chiropractic care after a car accident:

  • Improved back and neck pain
  • Reduced reliance on opioid pain relievers
  • More affordable than some other treatment types
  • High levels of satisfaction with treatment
  • Holistic, whole-body approach
  • Addresses the root cause of pain rather than simply masking it

When you come to any of our County Line Chiropractic Medical & Rehab Center locations, we’ll do a physical exam and do imaging tests to find out what’s causing your pain. Then, we’ll create a detailed, comprehensive plan to start you on your healing journey.

Been in an Accident in South Florida? Make an Appointment at County Line Chiropractic

If you live in South Florida and have recently been in an auto accident, even at low speeds, schedule an appointment at County Line Chiropractic Medical & Rehab Centers today. We can determine the cause of your pain and address it holistically and without addictive pain medications.

We have 6 locations around South Florida to assist you: Miami Gardens, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Lauderhill, East Fort Lauderdale, and North Miami Beach. To schedule an appointment, click here or call (800) 811-1231. We also accept walk-ins.

Is your vehicle still in the shop after your accident? We offer transportation services to our patients who were injured in car crashes.

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