The average person will be involved in at least three car accidents in their lifetime. The majority of these typically are minor, but can still result in injury.
Each year millions of Americans are treated in the emergency room for car accident related injuries.
One of the most common injuries from a rear end collision is whiplash.
Whiplash and Common Car Accident Injuries
Every year upwards of two million Americans will deal with this injury after sustaining a sudden jolting movement of their head during an automobile accident. Whiplash causes the spine to be destabilized and results in severe debilitating pain.
Headache, dizziness, shoulder pain and even blurred vision can also be experienced along with stiffening of the neck and lower back. Although this is not life-threatening, it is an injury that can have lingering effects and even lead to long-term disability.
It is important to get treatment as soon as possible after an injury like this to ensure a quick recovery. Even minor accidents can cause injuries that will not present themselves for days or even weeks later.
Treatment For Common Car Accident Injuries
Seeking an appointment with your chiropractor immediately will allow a treatment plan to be put in place so you can be on the mend quickly. Typical treatment involves adjustments to the spine if indicated, massage, and other therapeutic techniques to provide relief from any pain you may be experiencing.
Exercise suggestions and nutritional adjustments are also recommended by the chiropractor in some cases to further encourage your body’s healing process. It would be great if this injury could be avoided altogether. Unfortunately, rear-end collisions that most commonly cause these whiplash injuries are unavoidable.
Proper use of your seatbelt and headrest in your vehicle can help reduce your risk of sustaining a serious and help guard you against whiplash.
Contact AICA Atlanta Today
Even if you are feeling fine after an automobile accident, it is crucial to seek early treatment in order to detect any problems that are hidden and can cause worsening of the injury if ignored. Call (404) 889-8828 and speak to one of our Atlanta chiropractors today to get started on your recovery.