What are the most common auto accident injuries?

Auto accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 6 million motor vehicle crashes reported in 2019, resulting in over 38,000 deaths and 4.4 million injuries. The most common injuries from auto accidents can vary depending on the type of accident, the speed of the vehicles involved, and whether or not the occupants were wearing seat belts. However, there are several injuries that are commonly associated with auto accidents. The most common (and potentially severe and long-lasting) types of auto accident injuries One of the most common injuries from auto accidents is whiplash. Whiplash is a neck injury that occurs when the head is suddenly thrown forward and then backward, causing damage to the cervical spine and soft tissues. Symptoms of whiplash include neck pain and stiffness, headaches, and shoulder pain. According … Continue reading

Sports Injuries – Can Chiropractic Care Help?

Concerned About Football, Soccer or Other Head-Related Sports Injuries? The excitement of this most American game of modern gladiators battling over territory cannot be denied. Football must touch an ancient part of our psychology and that is why it draws in millions of people around the globe. Football widows would enthusiastically agree.   However, football, along with so many other sports and human activities, has a dark side: you can get hurt. Badly hurt. We’re not just talking about broken bones. It appears that football (and boxing) causes brain damage known as CTE – chronic traumatic encephalopathy associated with repetitive head trauma. Other injuries include rotator cuff tears, whiplash type injuries and a host of other sports injuries.   The problem is worse than we thought. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, CTE was diagnosed on autopsy (post-mortem) in a high proportion of former football … Continue reading