Motor vehicle safety is a major concern. Car accidents can happen to anyone, in any city, and at any time. The thing about car accidents is that they can maim, injure, or even kill those involved. Many times people come away with injuries that take months or years to heal. If you or a loved one is suffering the ill effects of an injury sustained during a car accident, visit your local car accident chiropractor at Schilsky Chiropractic.
Car accidents caused more than 2.5 million Americans to be treated in emergency rooms around the nation in 2012. Also, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention motor vehicle accidents caused medical bills and productivity losses upwards of $80 billion. Many car accidents lead to injuries that can be successfully treated by your Jacksonville chiropractor at Schilsky Chiropractic. Whiplash injuries are commonly associated with car accidents since the mechanism of injury is an acceleration-deceleration in which the head moves quickly forward and backward. Disc injuries in the neck are also incredibly common after a car accident and can cause weakness, radiculopathy, pain, and tingling into the upper extremities.
The increased amount of torque that the body sustains during a car accident can even lead to thoracic and lumbar back injuries. Muscle strains, ligament sprains, herniated discs, and fractures are all quite common. Tight musculature can lead to immobility, pain, and other full-body problems. Herniated discs can cause radiculopathy and low back pain. Many of these injuries can be successfully treated by a skilled chiropractor.
The Doctors of Chiropractic at Schilsky Chiropractic can decrease your pain, increase your mobility, and treat the underlying condition. Our doctors have over 20 years experience dealing with victims of car accidents and their injuries. Let us help you!