Some injuries – like burns, bruises and cuts – are easy to spot. Others, however, may only be detected during an examination by a doctor of chiropractic. Many of these “hidden injuries” stem form automobile accidents. And although elusive, these injuries are far from minor. Immediate diagnosis of auto-related injuries like whiplash, hairline fracture, and misaligned spinal bones is critical. No matter if the accident is a high speed impact or slow moving tap, injury can occur. These injuries if not treated lead to chronic, long-term problems and conditions. Because so many factors come into play, schedule an immediate appointment after any auto accident, no matter how minor. Remember you have the right to choose your own health-care professionals. Don’t be pressured into interventions without first requesting a second opinion from a doctor of chiropractic.