Approximately 342,534 auto accidents take place throughout the state of Georgia each year, resulting in over 130,000 injuries according to the Department of Transportation.
Common Auto Accident Injuries
Whiplash is one of the most common injuries the Chiropractors at AICA Marietta treats.
Despite the fact that almost 50 percent of all Whiplash injuries develop as a result of a rear collision, they can occur from sudden impact derived from any direction.
When any part of your body is violently whipped back and forth, the surrounding ligaments become vulnerable to micro-tears that can lead to:
Soft-tissue injuries like Whiplash tend to take a significant amount of time to recover completely. In fact, 70 percent of all accident victims who visit the emergency room experience intense pain for up to six weeks.
When accident victims are unable to receive proper treatment or ignore their symptoms, the chances of suffering from chronic pain for years to come increases. When soft tissue injuries being to heal, they tend to develop scar tissue.
If your spine is not properly aligned and complete mobility is not recovered before scarring develops, it can eventually result in permanent disability or spinal degeneration.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help Auto Accident Victims
The Chiropractors at AICA Marietta are uniquely qualified to treat auto accident injuries without using invasive procedures that contain some harmful side effect.
Employing some drug-free solutions, from Chiropractic Adjustments to deep tissue massage, our Chiropractors can:
Provide Immediate Pain Relief
Soft-tissue injuries can take months to recuperate completely. However, a Chiropractor can offer specific treatment solutions that provide immediate pain relief. Some of our car accident patients notice up to 75 percent reduction in discomfort within just a few weeks of their first Chiropractic examination.
Restore Mobility and Range of Motion
The type of stiffness that results from most auto accidents can significantly diminish mobility and general range of motion. Fortunately, our Chiropractors can help patients get back to their routine quickly and before any scar tissue forms.
Prevent Long-Term Injuries
Muscles that are damaged as a result of an auto accident become weakened, which makes the victim(s) vulnerable to re-injury.
Chiropractic treatment often relies on other rehabilitative and therapeutic programs that focus on restoring complete flexibility, while also strengthening the muscles that surround the spine.