My experience suggests that about half the adult population are walking around with this condition. A whiplashed neck, an adhesion across the chest with subluxed ribs, a tipped pelvis and the right seat bone tipped inward.
Modern cars are phenomenally safe from the point of view of saving your life. People routinely walk away from wrecks in which thirty years ago they would have died. But to assume they are uninjured simply because they show no immediate symptoms of serious damage is both normal and ridiculous.
A modern car’s brakes are so efficient that the car decelerates immediately on application of the break but the seat belt allows several inches of movement before causing an instantaneous deceleration. In this distance the passengers are travelling fifteen miles an hour faster than the car, which causes a seat belt injury at any speed as it is an instantaneous deceleration by fifteen miles an hour. So it matters not a bit whether the car is travelling at fifteen MPH to stop or thirty MPH to fifteen, sixty to forty five, or eighty to sixty five everyone in it hits their seat belt at fifteen miles an hour. Everyone then has a seat belt injury with four problems that need correcting and most commonly there was no accident, the brakes worked so well that the accident was avoided. No-one feels injured at the time and, possibly apart from as a good fright, no one is going to remember the incident a month later.
The seat belt allows you to fly forward 6 cm., – 2 ins. in old money, but then it stops you dead, the force of this blow whiplashes the neck and will tip the pelvis because of the single floor anchor point being just beside it on one side but the two anchor points being so far apart on the other; it displaces ribs at their joints with the sternum and between the cartilage rib and the bone rib. This just feels like heavy bruising and settles down in a week or two, but unless the ribs have been realigned an adhesion forms beneath them into the lung. Also the seat bones move with the right one being tipped inward.
So if you have had to break hard or have been in a car that has, you need to Visit Your Therapist, Preferably Me
Should the air bag inflate it hits the face and upper torso with enough force to displace these same joints in the chest and also to move bones in the face. They are designed to stop a 6ft 2in rugby player weighing seventeen stone sitting far from the wheel with those great long powerful arms and legs. Imagine what it does to a 5 foot, 7 stone girl sitting on top of the explosion. She doesn’t even have time to let go the wheel so her arms are distended holding this huge bag and her head is forced sideways and back.
So between the brakes, the seat belt and the air bag lives are saved but there are several injuries that are not even looked for let alone found by mainstream medicine and these if left alone will cause problems, quite possibly severe, five to ten years later.
Are you wondering how to correct all these problems and how long will it take. Contact me to have a full explanation of how to correct this problem, to correct takes one twenty minute session if I see it within a fortnight of it happening and is hugely variable in time to correct after only a few months of happening.