The Importance of Seeking Chiropractic Care After Auto Accidents

by | Dec 8, 2015 | Chiropractor

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It is very important to undergo chiropractic treatment after Auto Accidents to prevent permanent damage. The day following a car accident can produce serious symptoms in many people: dizziness, vomiting, low appetite, sleep problems, difficulty concentrating, headaches, pain in the neck, and back pain when standing or walking long after the accident, and so on. The vertebrae are the bones that protect the spinal cord. They can be forced out of position and the ligaments and muscles that support tissues can stretch, tear or weaken. The disks are shocked absorbers that can break, wear out or herniate.

What is chiropractic care? Chiropractic medicine is a natural method of health care that treats the causes of physical problems rather than just treating the symptoms. Chiropractic care is based on a simple premise: when the spine is functioning normally, and your lifestyle is healthy, the human body can heal itself more easily. A chiropractor is a specially trained doctor that specializes in the restoration of the spine. Special chiropractic techniques may relieve the pressure that is causing your pain.

The statistics concerning Auto Accidents are alarming. While in developed countries, like the United States, the rates of road deaths are down, others continue to rise. The situation in the U.S. is still unfavorable due to the lack of investment in maintaining road safety, education coupled with the unwillingness to comply with certain basic driving rules. Accidents are due to the combination of several factors that may be beyond the control of the driver, for instance, how well streets and roads are maintained, mechanical failures, etc., and those that occur because of unintentional momentary driver distraction.

Experts estimate that 30 million people died in accidents in the 1900’s. In the 1990’s, vehicular accidents were the ninth leading cause of death, killing at least half a million a year and leaving fifteen million wounded and disabled worldwide. It is predicted that by the year 2020, vehicle-related deaths will be among AIDS, wars, tuberculosis and respiratory infections in the number of deaths. Despite this vehicular increase, measures have reduced the number of accidents in developed countries.

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