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Car accidents injuries are one of the most common causes of visits to emergency rooms in the United States. Experts estimate that around one vehicle collision occurs every minute, and as many as 4.4 million people are injured enough to require medical attention – and that’s just those that have their injuries reported.
Whiplash is most often associated with car accidents since it is one of the most common injuries sustained by patients who have been involved in a vehicle collision. However, this isn’t the only way in which whiplash can occur. Slips, trips, and falls can also cause the hyperextension of the neck muscles which can result in whiplash. Unfortunately, whiplash is also often overlooked since the symptoms don’t always appear right away. Often masked by shock and adrenalin, it can take hours or even several days for the signs of whiplash to become noticeable. One of the most effective ways to relieve the effects is to seek treatment from a chiropractor.
Clinical studies reveal how debilitating headaches can be. The discomfort can affect your work, your sleep, and even your ability to deal with situations. To achieve quick but temporary relief from pain, many people depend on taking pain relievers.
Car accidents can result in a wide range of different injuries, from the serious that demand urgent medical attention to minor cuts and bruises.
Car accidents are among the most common causes of injuries in the United States. Although official records estimate that around 3 million adults suffer a car collision-related injury each year, many that are less serious go unreported which means that the true number could be significantly higher. Although there are lots of different types of injuries that can occur as a result of a car accident, the vast majority involve the body being subjected to extreme forces. Often, this causes significant damage to the musculoskeletal system – the network of bones, muscles, and connective tissues that enables us to stand, sit and move around. Unsurprisingly, any injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system will have a considerable impact on the patient, causing a range of unpleasant symptoms that range from pain to mobility problems.
If you have been involved in an auto accident, it is highly likely that you may be experiencing whiplash. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in automobile accidents and in particular, those where the person has been rear-ended. It affects a person’s neck and occurs following the sudden movement of the head where it is forced backwards and forwards rapidly. This action can cause different types of damage to the neck and cervical spine, including broken bones, damaged intervertebral discs, and torn/overstretched muscles, ligaments, nerves, and other tissues. In addition to being caused by automobile accidents, whiplash can also occur as a result of sports accidents and injuries, trips and falls, and physical abuse/assault. We are delighted to offer auto accident treatment in Utah, right here at our health center.
Accidents and injuries can occur at any time. From slips, falls and crush injuries at work or home to the estimated 3 million people in the U.S. who are injured in a car accident each year, there are many different types of injury. Some may require immediate medical attention while others may let you walk away feeling unharmed, only to discover days or weeks later that they have sustained a non-visible injury that later causes them pain and other debilitating symptoms.
There are more than 6 million car accidents in the United States every year, with a huge number of these resulting in anything from mild to severe and even life-threatening injuries. Many of those patients that sustain a minor injury as a result of a car accident are never actually recorded in official figures. This is often because many of the lesser injuries that occur do not cause visible harm and do not become apparent until hours, days or even weeks after the accident.
Lower back pain. No doubt you’ve experienced it at some point already, and chances are, you will again. Experts sometimes refer to lower back pain as a universal human experience since it affects as many as 80% of adults to some extent during their lifetime. If you are fortunate, your lower back pain will resolve itself as quickly as it begins, without the need for medical attention. However, for a fairly large percentage of people, lower back pain will become a chronic problem that has a considerable impact on their day to day lives.