Did you know that according to car insurance standards, the average driver will inevitably get into an accident? By insurance company estimates, the average driver will get into a car crash every 17.9 years at least once. Of the 6 million accidents that occur every year in the United States, 3 million suffer injuries, while about 2 million experience permanent injuries. Plus, studies have shown that accidents occurring at speeds of less than 20 miles per hour can still cause serious injuries.
Basically, the odds are that there will be a time in your life when your back and neck can get potentially hurt.
Thankfully, chiropractic treatments are non-invasive, natural ways to treat accident victims’ back and neck pain. Chiropractors return the spine’s alignment and make adjustments to relieve pressure on muscles and nerves to treat a victim’s underlying spinal injuries.
One of the most common problems that chiropractors treat in accident victims is whiplash, which is caused by a violent head swinging that overexerts the back and neck muscles, pushing them past their limits. Its symptoms include numbness, stiffness, blurred vision, and headaches amongst many others.
If left untreated, whiplash can lead to serious chronic pain, as can other kinds of spinal injuries. The sooner you visit a chiropractor after an accident, though, the better.
If you do decide to visit a chiropractor, be sure to tell them everything about your accident. This helps chiropractors to recreate the scenario, which allows them to inspect any and all areas of your body the accident might have injured. Details such as what part of your car was impacted, where you sat in the car, and your seating position after the accident are all important to relay.
If that fateful day comes and you find yourself in an accident, remember that the condition of your car is not an indicator of your injury level. Even minor accidents can cause massive tissue damage. Thankfully, chiropractors can help. Your insurance settlement may even cover the cost of treatment!
If you have any questions about chiropractic health and wellness, feel free to ask in the comments. References: www.mccauleychiropractic.net