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Auto Accident Injuries - How a Chiropractor Can Help

AUTO ACCIDENT INJURIES HOW A CHIROPRACTOR CAN HELP 6 MILLION There are an average of 6 million car accidents Auto accidents are among the most common reasons people seek chiropractic care The level of damage to your vehicle is not always a good indication of your injuries, as even minor crashes can cause profound tissue damage each year 3 MILLION 3 million people are injured each year in the United States 12 -9 3- .8 4 Seeking the appropriate care immediately after your injury may help prevent long-term health problems such as headaches, chronic neck pain, chronic back pain, and difficulty performing work and leisure activities Some motor vehicle accident injuries develop after several days or weeks, so you should report to your chiropractic physician as soon as possible for a thorough evaluation and proper 2 MILLION Around 2 million drivers experience permanent injuries each year from treatment car accidents COMMON INJURIES AND SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH AUTO ACCIDENTS Whiplash Headache Concussion Shoulder and arm pain Low back pain Numbness in hands, feet or legs Cuts and bruises Sprains and strains arms, It is important to monitor your symptoms and watch for warning signs after your auto accident, as serious health complications can arise. The pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms you are experiencing will continue for several days as your injured tissues begin the healing process. You may also notice the following symptoms: Impaired memory or concentration Visual Dizziness disturbances WHIPLASH The most common cause of auto accident-related pain and discomfort is whiplash. Whiplash injuries cause damage to your neck's soft tissues, including your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. Whiplash injuries are most commonly caused by rear-end automobile collisions. The "whipping" motion of your neck and the rapid thrusting of your neck backward, then forward - stretches your neck muscles and ligaments, resulting in micro-tears in your tissues that cause pain and swelling. WHIPLASH INJURY SYMPTOMS If any of the following symptoms arise, please contact your chiropractor immediately: Numbness or weakness Personality changes in your extremities Difficulty swallowing or breathing Severe pain Clumsiness when Loss of consciousness walking Severe headache Nausea or vomiting Pupils that appear Seizures different in size HOW CHIROPRACTIC CARE CAN HELP The principle goal of chiropractic care in the first few days after your accident is to manage the pain and swelling of your injured tissues, which involves targeting the treatment to reduce your inflammation and decrease the intensity of your muscle spasms. Care can include gentle manual medicine techniques, including massage, and nutrition therapy to help you through this early phase of your care. Chiropractic adjustments, rehabilitative exercises, and other manual therapies may be employed as you begin to recover from the initial trauma of your accident. SOURCES E hosmerI CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH

Auto Accident Injuries - How a Chiropractor Can Help

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There are 6 million car accidents each year. Many injuries occur from these 6 million accidents. Here is how chiropractic care can help.


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