In America, we are a society that loves our cars. We love the freedom of being able to go wherever we want to go, whenever we want to go, without having to coordinate our schedules around a public transportation schedule. And, Americans love the feeling of hitting the open road, rolling the windows down and turning the radio up. Unlike the people in many European countries, many Americans look at their cars as much more than simply a means of getting from one place to another; for many of us, our cars are a reflection of our personal style.
This is all fine and good, except for the reality that car accidents are currently one of the leading causes of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2009, more than 2.3 million adult drivers and passengers were treated in emergency rooms across the U.S. for injuries sustained in care accidents. These motor vehicle accident injuries ranged from serious head traumas to broken bones to soft tissue injuries such as whiplash. The CDC as well as other various organizations are making a concerted effort to make our roads safer. These efforts include improving car seat and seat belt use, reducing drunk and distracted driving and focusing education on teens and older drivers.
Many of these programs are having a positive effect on the safety of our roads, but we still have a long way to go! If you are injured in an automobile accident, it can have a devastating effect on your life. Unfortunately for many, these effects can last for years or even the remainder of their lives. Whiplash is one of the most common conditions resulting from injuries sustained during automobile accidents. The term “whiplash” is used to describe a series of neck injuries caused by a sudden distortion of the neck. It commonly occurs when a car is “rear ended” or struck by another car from behind. This common injury can cause acute or chronic neck pain that ranges in severity. In severe cases, whiplash can be debilitating.
If you have suffered whiplash as a result of an automobile accident, you do not have to simply live with the pain. There are a variety of effective treatments that can be used to manage the pain and other symptoms associated with this condition. Since each case of whiplash is unique, your treatment plan should be individualized to your specific case. SpineCenterAtlanta offers a comprehensive approach to treating whiplash injury that may include any combination of the following treatments: oral and/or injectable pain and anti-inflammatory medications, interventional treatments, physical therapy, medical massage, chiropractic therapy and acupuncture. If needed, we also offer minimally invasive, Endoscopic Spine Surgery. If you are suffering from whiplash as a result of a motor vehicle accident, give us a call today so we can get you on the road to improved function and better overall health. Please remember to drive safely!
Posted on the behalf of Armin Oskouei