A host of different injuries can occur in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) from minor cuts, scrapes and bruises to more serious or life-threatening injuries such as gashes, broken bones, head trauma and whiplash. Other secondary conditions could develop including thyroid complications that can lead to autoimmune disorders. The most common primary injuries in an MVA are concussions and whiplash, which can vary in seriousness depending on the gravity of the crash.
Most people would assume that car and motorcycle accidents are very similar, in fact, motorcycle accidents are very different. This is primarily due to the exposure of the rider. Because a motorcycle rider isn’t protected by a seatbelt or an airbag, but only has a helmet, naturally, the risk of injury is increased. Here are the main injuries associated with a motorcycle accident and how a chiropractor can help.
Millions of people are injured in car accidents every single year. Some escape with a few minor injuries, or cuts and bruises, and others are lucky to be alive having sustained long-term injuries, or even disability.
Chiropractors can help treat car accident injuries. They are specialists that can correct problems with the spine and help restore the nervous system without the need for drugs prescribed by doctors. If you have been involved in an accident, give consideration to visiting a chiropractor.
Posture is important. So much so that we’re now well into the midst of correct posture month. Every year, we dedicate the month of May to thinking about what’s going on with our bodies. Really, though, this is something we could benefit from considering all year long.
In order to maintain a healthy spine and extremity joints, proper and regular chiropractic care is essential. But why is that? If you’re not currently receiving routine chiropractic care, you might want to find out why you should be and why it matters so much. That’s what we’re going to discuss in more depth today so you can get a better idea of how you could benefit.
If you’re dealing with chronic health issues such as headaches, back pain, or joint discomfort, you should know that regular chiropractic adjustments can be an effective treatment option.
Chiropractic care is an all-natural alternative to pain management that provides a wealth of benefits, some of which we’ll cover in today’s blog.
Car accidents are an unfortunate part of life. While no one ever expects to be involved in an auto accident, it is important to know the best way to handle such an incident. This month’s blog from Palmetto Wellness will answer some of the most common questions we receive from patients who have been involved in accidents.
Whether it’s a car accident, slip-and-fall, or workplace incident, injuries unfortunately occur every day. Even though those involved in such accidents may not exhibit injury symptoms immediately after the event, there are five common injury symptoms that can take some time to present themselves.
Before we dive into these specific conditions, it’s important to understand why symptoms don’t always show up right away. The body naturally releases adrenaline any time it undergoes trauma, possibly not causing the victim to notice any pain until days or even weeks after the incident.
Now that we’ve provided an explanation of why symptoms don’t always present themselves immediately, let’s dive into the five most common conditions caused by accidents.
Whiplash is among the most common injuries stemming from auto accidents or slip-and-fall incidents. Whiplash injuries occur when the spine or (more commonly) the neck sustains rapid back and forth movement. These movements can occur in any direction, however the most common direction is from back to forward, also known as hyper-extension to hyper-flexion.
While whiplash is primarily seen in those who have experienced an auto accident, the injury can occur any time the body experiences high-force jerking motions (such as slip-and-fall accidents, sports injuries, etc.)
Regardless of whether or not you can immediately see visual signs of injury after a car accident, you need to make sure you get checked out. While injuries like open wounds, broken bones, or head injuries will send you directly to the emergency room, what about injuries that could take hours, days, or even weeks to appear?
From whiplash to chronic back pain, you may not know the extent of your injuries until long after the scene of the accident has been cleared. So, how long should you wait before you see a chiropractor that can provide relief and speed up the healing process.