It doesn’t matter how small the incident; get seen. Two multi-ton chunks of metal collided while you were in your car. That much mass packs a lot of force. And statistics show that injuries can manifest up to months later, setting you up for chronic pain for years if you wait to get treated. The best thing you can do is get seen quickly.
Some Auto Injury Statistics
- Motor vehicle accidents as low as 2mph are enough force to cause a whiplash injury to the spine.
- It is estimated that 15-40% of people injured in an auto accident will suffer from ongoing chronic pain.
- Approximately two-thirds of people involved in motor vehicle accidents develop symptoms of whiplash.
- Whiplash symptoms usually do not develop until two to 48 hours after the injury.
- Data shows that 45-85% of whiplash victims can still be suffering five years later, most of them due to the spine losing its correct curvature.
Chiropractic Care and Auto Accident Injuries
The two most common injuries that surprise car accident victims are whiplash and concussion. Even minor whiplash can lead to pinched nerves or a shoulder injury. If you don't get treated for whiplash, you risk developing chronic pain, chronic headaches, decreased range of motion, progressive degenerative changes in the joints of the spine, and increased risk for future disc problems.
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can cause permanent damage. If left untreated, lingering symptoms may include headaches, fatigue, chronic pain, loss of coordination, depression, anxiety, vertigo, dizziness, epilepsy, blurred vision, eye pain, attention disorders, reading comprehension problems, and continued memory loss.
Studies show that even one minor concussion can lead to long-term problems, including chronic headaches, memory problems, and vertigo. To prevent this, get care immediately. The time between concussion and treatment is critical to recovery. We’ll want to see you for follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing. The likelihood of permanent brain damage dramatically increases over time without treatment.
ABChiropractic and Auto Accident Injuries
ABChiropractic can treat whiplash, neck injuries, herniated discs, soft tissue injuries, back pain and more related to an auto accident. It’s non-invasive care without drugs that often helps avoid developing long-term injuries while providing fast pain relief.
Chiropractic care can help restore range of motion, ease away triggers causing pain, headaches and other symptoms, relax and rehabilitate neck muscles, and expertly manipulate your spine to put everything back in place, which restores range of motion and allow the body to heal. We also prescribe at-home self care to complete and speed up the recovery process.
ABChiropractic requires ZERO out-of-pocket expense for auto accident victims. We work with insurance companies and can refer you to attorneys. Our documented care is also critical should you need to take legal action.
Have questions or need to schedule an appointment? Give ABChiropractic Family & Wellness a call at (636) 916-0660 or go online and fill out our contact form.