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 one old self at 100% capacity. Still, by getting the right treatment, you could get back as much motion and sensitivity to the damaged body part than none.
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. Of course death is also a possible result of a very traumatic car accident injury. For those who had injuries that are non-life threatening, there are many treatments that will help in reducing the pain and swelling as well as for rehabilitation to gain back movements and senses. Such treatments include physical therapy as well as chiropractic treatments.
A very common injury suffered during car accidents where there is a sudden neck distortion. In fact, it’s one of the most common injury 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 or radiographs. Now with MRIs, ultrasounds and CT scans, such injuries are now detected. All of the car insurance companies cover Whiplash injury rehabilitation. However, in the past it was considered as a fraud or a lie when patient complain of pain where no bones were broken.
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 fibrotic tissue formation. Chiropractic treatment also heals the ligaments and tendons that had been affected by a car accident injury. The chiropractic treatment don’t only relieve the patient of pain but it also helps in preventing any long term effects from the automobile collision.
Most of the time, in order to get the best possible result, chiropractic treatment is combined with other specialists and modalities. After a course of chiropractic rehabilitation a patient can referred for therapy sessions of Physical Therapy, Acupuncture and Medical Doctor. In my office each treatment consists of chiropractic manipulation and physiotherapy modalities in the form of manual traction, moist heat, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and myofascial release 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.