The Salt Lake Tribune reports that today just after 7:00 a.m. on I-215 east bound, near the I-80 Interchange, there was a 5 car pile up. No one is sure what caused the accident, but it did significantly slow traffic. Fortunately the accident did not result in anyone being taken to the hospital. However, rear end collisions of high speed vehicles often result in whiplash and back injuries.

Did you know that 53% of car accidents result in whiplash injuries. Most people are not aware the whiplash injuries can be serious and if not taken care of can turn into permanent and long lasting injuries. Symptoms can manifest theselves anywhere from immediately after the accident to months later. Many of our whiplash patients come in long after there accidents and say they just never imagined that whiplash could affect them so much.

Whiplash is caused by a forceful impact that causes the neck and back to be thrown or forced forward or backwards. As the neck comes back into place the muscles tighten in an endeavor to stabilize the head. The force of auto collision impact can cause neck fractures, torn or over extended neck muscles, and seriously disrupt the nervous system.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a Utah car accident you are more than aware of the mental and emotional difficulties of medical bills and getting back on your feet. Dealing with a doctor that does not have experience in auto accident injuries just adds stress and slows the healing process. Working with the best Utah auto injury doctor can help ensure you get the treatment and attention you need. Dr. Dirk Woodmansee specializes in auto accident injuries and is dedicated to seeing you heal quickly. For a free massage and consultation call (801) 562-1531.