Car Accident Injury
People who got into a car accident and survived should consider themselves very lucky. Some injuries caused by a motor vehicle accident can cause lifetime damage to the body and no amount of treatment could get one back to their old self at 100% capacity. Still, by getting the right treatment, you could get back as much motion and sensitivity to the damaged area as possible.
The severity of the car crash injury varies from the impact and the passenger’s safety while inside of the car, but the most common car accident injuries are on the face and head, brain, neck, arm and shoulders, back, foot, leg and knee as well as with the psychological injury or post-traumatic stress disorders. For those who have had the non-life threatening injuries, there are many treatments that will help in reducing the pain and swelling as well as for rehabilitation to gain back movements and sensations. Such treatments include physical therapy, as well as chiropractic treatments.
Whiplash is a very common injury suffered during car accidents where there is a sudden neck distortion. In fact, it’s one of the most common injuries when two vehicles collide. Whiplash car accident injury was not easily detected in the past because soft tissue injuries were hard to detect using x-rays. Now with MRIs, ultrasounds and CT scans, such injuries are now readily detected.
Chiropractic rehabilitation is a great choice of treatment to remedy whiplash and accident related injuries. Many patients suffering from whiplash reported faster recovery and less pain with the help of chiropractic treatment.
Whiplash injury is evident when the patient feels pain in the neck, shoulders, lower back, jaw, headache, anxiety and fatigue. Chiropractic treatments help the patient by helping in the restoration of the movements of the spine as well as by reducing the muscle spasm, pain, inflammation and avoid scar tissue formation. Chiropractic treatment also heals the ligaments and tendons that had been affected by a car accident injury. Not only does chiropractic treatment relieve the patient of pain, but it also helps in preventing any long term effects from automobile collisions.
Most of the time, in order to get the best possible result, chiropractic treatment is combined with other therapies and modalities. After a course of chiropractic rehabilitation a patient can undergo sessions of Physical Therapy, Massage, or Acupuncture. In my office, each treatment may consist of chiropractic manipulation, physical therapy, traction, moist heat, electrical muscle stimulation, and massage for the relief of muscle spasm and pain.
Car Accident Statistics -
Car Crash Stats: There were nearly 6,420,000 auto accidents in the United States in 2005. The financial cost of these crashes is more than 230 Billion dollars. 2.9 million people were injured and 42,636 people killed. About 115 people die every day in vehicle crashes in the United States — one death every 13 minutes.
In 2003 there were 6,328,000 car accidents in the US. There were 2.9 million injuries and 42.643 people were killed in auto accidents.
In 2002, there were an estimated 6,316,000 car accidents in the USA. There were about 2.9 million injuries and 42,815 people were killed in auto accidents in 2002.
There were an estimated 6,356,000 car accidents in the US in 2000. There were about 3.2 million injuries and 41,821 people were killed in auto accidents in 2000 based on data collected by the Federal Highway Administration.
Chiropractic Care Can Help...
Talk to Dr. Spees about other ways to improve your lifestyle. He is trained and licensed to examine and treat the entire body with specific emphasis on the nervous and musculoskeletal systems. Our office helps people lead healthier lives by focusing on wellness and prevention.
If you would like to set an appointment to meet with Dr. Spees in order to correct the underlying cause of your car accident injury and see what specific treatment that is available for you, please call our office at (419) 300-9790.
Car Accident Injury