Maybe it's happened to you.
You were driving your car on a street that was still slick from the day's rainfall.
You turn a corner, and your rear tires lose their grip and skid away.
At that moment, though, when you knew that you had to steer against the skidding of your car, time slowed down.
You probably remained very calm and waited for the right moment to turn the steering wheel.
Everything seemed to happen in slow motion. Eventually, you moved the steering wheel, and your car was on track again.
The event probably happens in a second or two, but it feels much longer.
If this has happened to you, you're not alone.
When patients come to Arrowhead Clinic for Back Pain After a Car Accident, many tell us of the feeling they experienced.
They tell us it feels like the Car Accident Happened in Slow Motion!
As a result, many individuals in the Car Accident may think faster and act faster during these events.
Why do the individuals in the auto accident experience a different sense of time?
Why does time seem to slow down when accidents and other traumatic events occur?
In the article below, we will explore that very question.
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