Many chronic health issues occur from traumatic physical events. Car accidents can cause severe trauma to the spine and nervous system. It’s extremely important to care for your spine as soon after the accident as possible to ensure that the soft tissue does not heal in a malformed position. Common symptoms of trauma to the nervous system after such an event are sleepiness, dizziness, dull headaches, neck/back pain, loss of range of motion in the spine, numbness or tingling in the extremities, and more. The medical community will check for gross (or large) traumas like bone fractures, concussions, etc… We, as chiropractors, will care for the acute subluxations (misalignments of the vertebrae causing nerve damage) that the emergency rooms and medical doctors are not trained to identify.