It Can Take Days, Weeks, Months or Years for Auto Accident Injuries to Affect Your Life: Be Prevention Proactive for a Pain-Free Life
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that roughly seven to eight million people are in automobile accidents each year. Of those, three million will suffer whiplash and half will have damaging long-term effects on the spine.
As I researched the topic of motor vehicle crashes, I learned that even minor wrecks can result in long-term injuries. Whiplash symptoms frequently persist or show up in the body later on.
These symptoms include chronic neck pain with arm pain or numbness and/or recurring headaches. I've seen many patients also suffer low back pain with chronic muscle tightness that severely affects their quality of life.
Imagine the time missed at work, the medical bills that accumulate, and any overall mental anguish you feel. What's more, research shows there are secondary symptoms associated with vehicle crashes such as breathing disorders, hypertension, and cardiac and digestive disorders.
This information is not intended to scare you into a doctor’s office. Instead, I simply want you to be aware of the impact a motor vehicle crash can have on your neck and back. I'm proud to say I've successfully treated hundreds of cases of people who have been in motor vehicle crashes ranging from fender-benders to vehicles rolling over.
After an orthopedic and neurological evaluation and radiographic studies, we can find out the level of impact from the accident and how to treat the patient. We use gentle and non-invasive chiropractic adjustments, physiotherapy procedures and often massage therapy to help our patients. As a result, patients usually see reduction of chronic pain. They can move normally and experience a higher quality of life—all without prescription drugs or expensive surgery.
Important point: If you have been in an automobile accident, please seek treatment.
Remember, it could take days, weeks, months, or even years for the injuries to affect your life and often this is late in the game. Many people don't feel immediate symptoms and later develop headaches or low back pain and not understand why.
It is important to get checked and get moving forward again. It is always an honor and privilege for me help anyone recover from a car accident in a safe, natural, and drug-free way.
Roughly 42,000 people are killed in motor vehicle crashes each year in the United States.
On average, there is one vehicle-related death every 13 minutes.
Studies show 89% of parents do not know how to properly use child restraint systems.
40% of all children killed in motor vehicle crashes are not properly restrained.
High back booster seats reduce injury risks by 70%
Seatbelts are 42% effective in frontal crashes; airbags are 12% effective in frontal crashes. Combined, they are 47% effective in preventing serious injury and death.