You were very lucky that your personal injuries did not match those to your car. God was watching over you. I got whip lash from a minor accident when I was in early 20's. Since then, my neck is one of my weak spots. Doesn't take much to "tweak" it.
I really enjoy the Foxfire books. A lot of knowledge in them, I think the teacher who started the kids on writing the articles was genius. Somehow a couple of my dad's foxfire books found their way to our house.