Car accidents can cause heart attacks?

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Can Car Accidents cause a Heart Attack?

A couple of years ago in a seminar entitled: The TMJ-Whiplash Connection, my instructor stated that she sees an increase in heart attacks after auto injuries. The force from the accident will traumatize the ligaments suspending the heart. This weakness puts a strain on the heart (as well as the neck and upper back) that can lead to an increase chance of a heart attack.

We learned a technique to reduce the strain on the heart ligaments after injury.

Picture is from an article called Visceral Manipulation: A Powerful New Frontier in Bodywork by Jeffrey Burch. Published in the Summer 2003 Massage Therapy Journal.

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About Dr. Michael Polsinelli, DC

I really enjoy my work. It is a combination of listening, analyzing, and the skill of performing my craft. I love the expression on my patients faces when I puzzle out a long standing problem of theirs, or when their pain leaves after gently adjusting them. Read more about me

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