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One of the most important things to consider when you have been injured is the experience of the doctor treating injuries such as auto, sports, worker's comp., school bus accidents, and slip and falls. Many facilities are not equipped to handle treatment and rehabilitation following an accident. Many facilities treat family patients. At Injury Care Chiropractic, we have a state of the art office where we can handle the initial pain from injury and follow through with strengthening and conditioning. We want you to return to the pre-injury status you once had before this accident and enjoy a fuller life.
Perhaps the biggest problem surrounding whiplash injuries is a fundamental lack of
understanding. Lay people intuitively assume that there should be a close correlation
between the actual property damage to the vehicle and the physical damage to the
occupant. Study after study has shown that there is really no correlation here. Studies have shown that speeds as slow as 8 mph causes significant musculoskeletal injuries.
Even in relatively “slow” whiplash injuries, severe trauma can occur to the bony and soft tissue of the cervical spine:
Important factors to consider:
Body size plays a role in how severe an individuals injury can be. Tall people are at greater risk of “Whiplash”. This is because they are most likely to have head restraints that are too low to be of any help at impact. Individuals with less muscle mass (i.e. women, children and the elderly) pose a higher level of injury risk. People who have degenerative changes such as arthritis at can expect more injuries.
Children with improper positioning and anchoring are at a greater risk for injuries.
Remember: 2G. is twice the force of gravity.
• An impact of 20 mph produces a peak acceleration of the head of 12G into
• Speeds as low as 4-5 mph on human subjects causes forces as high as 4.5G on the
neck and head.
• Headrests are of little value as the force that cause the damage to the neck is
vertically acting, rather than horizontal.
(McConnell et al 1993)
McConnell, W. E., Howard, R.P., Guzman, H. M., Bomar, J. B., Raddin, J. H., Benedict,
V. J., Smith, L. H., and Hatsel, C. P. (1993). Analysis of human test subjects kinematic
responses to low velocity rear end impacts. International Congress and Exposition,
Detroit. Society for automotive engineers SAE technical paper, series 930889, 21-30.
**A new study reported in the journal of Brain Injury shows that whiplash can cause anatomical changes in the brain.
ANOTHER IMPORTANT FINDING:
A study, one of the few to look at the connection between whiplash and brain injury, examined the MRI scans of 1200 neck pain patients and found that those patients suffering from whiplash were more likely to have anatomical changes to the brain resulting in brain injury, specifically, a herniation of the brain called Chiari malformation.
"This condition can be quite painful and endanger the patient's health, with symptoms that may include headaches, neck pain, upper extremity numbness and tingling, and weakness. In a few cases, there can also be lower extremity weakness and brain
It is important to let the doctors at Injury Care Chiropractic document any unfortunate injury you have received. Here we focus on diagnosis and treatment of those involved in accidents whether from a car wreck, slip and fall, school or city bus accident and any sports related accidents.
It is most unfortunate that many children are injured in school bus accidents. Many times they have a mental injury and have flash backs when passing the accident site every day.
If your accident has not had strong documentation, then you could limit or hinder the proper care you might need for your injuries or the compensation for pain and suffering.
If you have been in an auto accident
recently, there are some important decisions you have to make, and if
I were you, I'd make these decisions very carefully.
Q: Should I See An Attorney Before I
See a Doctor?
A: It is important to get checked out
by the doctor first. That way the findings from your exam will allow
you the information you need in order to decide if an attorney is
necessary. Strong documentation of your injuries is very important. If necessary, we can refer you to a reputable and
Q: What If My Car Sustained Only Minor
A: Documented studies done by Charles
Carroll, M.D., Paul McAtee, M.D. and Lee Riley, M.D. revealed that:
"The amount of damage to the automobile bears little relation to
the force applied to the cervical spine (neck) of the occupants."
In other words, the damage to the
passengers is not necessarily directly related to the damage to the
** Remember, automobiles are designed and tested to absorb damage from a collision........YOU, YOUR BODY, SPINE, MUSCLES, JOINTS, BONES...ARE NOT!!!
ONE CALL and you can see "The Louisville Accident Doctor".
Louisville Chiropractor Dr. Byers Jr., M.S., D.C. has helped thousands of those involved in an auto and worker's comp. accidents. He has testified up to 100 times for patients involved in an auto accidents. Injury Care Chiropractic understands the mechanisms of low to high impact car wrecks and their effects upon the the spine, joints, brain and all related soft tissue.
Just think about it......
Whiplash symptoms from a car accident can cause pain right away. But just as common, pain and symptoms sometimes can take a few days or even 2 weeks before you feel them. This makes whiplash a bit complicated as you might think you are not injured after a car accident. Then 2 weeks later you wake up and can barely move your neck, or you find you are have constant headaches. I have even seen patients come in 3-6 months after an accident and have all kinds of whiplash symptoms that seem to of come on overnight when in fact, it was inflammation that has been there since the date of the accident. Most of the time there is dysfunction following sprains and strains, then inflammation, followed by pain. I have seen thousands of patients who had inflammation and very little pain and then finally one day they have full blown major pain.
Injury Care Chiropractic doctors are trained at finding any areas that may have been torn or inflamed following an accident. Very often through examination, other areas are found that were injured and need treatment. If you have had an accident, you need the skills of an experienced Chiropractor to determine if you may have acute or permanent injury. These injuries can last for months and even years. If you may have some problems such as stiffness, soreness, mild. moderate or severe pain.......it is time to be checked out.
Just call 635-2273
We can help!.. Consulting a chiropractor is always a smart move after having a car accident. A chiropractor can treat neck injuries, whiplash, back injuries, joint, and soft tissue injury. Treatment initially aimed at removing scar tissue that begins some 24 hours after an accident.....Scar tissue that can last a life time. The Doctor of Chiropractic is able to diagnose your injuries and provide the most corrective treatment to help you heal. The first step in healing after an auto accident is to realize that you need to see a chiropractor with the experience to help determine the cause of your pain, even if it appears days after your accident.
Call your Louisville Chiropractor.....Dr Byers, Jr. and associates.
Call Now (502-635-CARE(2273) Here at your Louisville Chiropractor, if you or someone you know needs information or help: Just call and ask for SHERRI.
MORE CAR WRECK FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW....to make you a safer driver!
Talking on a cell phone while driving gives you the reaction time of a 70 year old, is as dangerous as driving while intoxicated, and in 2009, was a factor in over 25% of all car accidents.
The most likely time to be involved in a fatal car accident is on the weekend between midnight and 3 a.m.
An injury car accident occurs approximately every 14 seconds somewhere in the U.S. It is estimated that, nationwide, on average, a driver will curse over 32,000 times in a lifetime while driving a car.
In the U.S., car crashes are the #1 cause of death for teenagers every year.Almost 40% of fatal car accidents involve the use of alcohol. Most car accidents occur within 3 miles of a person’s house.
There is a 41% increase of fatal accidents on Super Bowl Sunday. 11% of fatal traffic accidents involved large trucks (trucks with gross vehicle weights of 10,000 pounds or more).
FACTS continued ....
Most believe you can not be injured going less that 12mph.The fact is, only about 22% of auto injuries occur when impacts were greater than 12 mph. 60% of injuries happened in car accidents with the low speeds of 6-12 mph. And yet another 18% received soft tissue injury when impact was less the 6 mph.
What about my car damage being minimal? The truth is that you can have a whiplash injury even if your car has no structural damage. Most cars can withstand a crash of 8-12 mph without any damage. More than half of all whiplash injuries happen without any damage to the vehicle.Most people believe that whiplash symptoms will occur immediately after a car accident.
The fact is, an individual may have some pain immediately following a car accident, but whiplash symptoms may not occur for hours, days, weeks or possibly even months. That's why it's imperative that anyone involved in a car accident should seek care immediately to determine whether a whiplash injury or some other injury has actually occurred.
Some believe neck pain is all you have with whiplash?
The fact is, there can be many symptoms in a whiplash injury. Neck pain, shoulder injury, dizziness, nausea, and upper back pain are just a few. The following injury statistical averages are astounding and eye opening: 92% of whiplash injuries cause neck pain. 57% suffer headaches, 56% fatigue, 49% shoulder pain, 44% anxiety (yes, anxiety), 42% upper back pain, 39% low back pain, 39% sleep disturbance, 26% impaired concentration. These are many, but not all, symptoms of whiplash injuries.Dr. Byers Jr. D.C. has also seen many cases of post concussive disorders of the brain along with post-traumatic brain injury and it's effects on mental concentration and memory.
More statistics.............Dr. Byers believes up to 98% of auto accidents are caused from carelessness related to distraction and loss of focus. Please be more careful and pay attention.
Statistics show that 93% of all car
accidents are due to human error.
Whiplash symptoms do not appear
immediately after a car accident, it may be days later one may have
neck pain, back pain, headaches, sciatica or long term pain which
leads to arthritis.
In 2006, motor vehicle crashes were the
leading cause of death for every age from 3 through 34.
93% of patients with chronic whiplash
pain who have failed medical and physical therapy care improve with
chiropractic adjustments. (Injury, 1996)
Men and women are affected by a car
Accidents victims often feel pain such
as, neck pain, back pain, vertigo and migraine headaches with many
other health related problems.
The cost to society from car accidents
runs into the tens of billions of dollars and disables up to a third
of a million people each year.
Pedestrian fatalities account for 11%
of motor vehicle fatalities.
On average, a pedestrian is injured in
a traffic accident every 8 minutes.
On average, a pedestrian is killed in a
traffic accident every 111 minutes.
a matter of fact...
Doctors Are Not Trained In The Detection Of These Hidden Injuries...
you have been in an auto accident, you need a doctor who is trained
and has the experience in the bio-mechanics of the human body; someone who treats these
injuries every day. In addition,x-rays can be taken to find out
if there has been any structural damage. Further testing such as an MRI or CT scan sometimes are ordered to further evaluate your problems. In our office, we evaluate
auto accident victims everyday and will make any appropriate referrals to other
health care providers if needed.
- Our responsibility is giving you an examination and documenting any or all injuries you have sustained as the result of an auto, school, work or sports injury. A diagnosis and treatment plan is then given to put you on the road to recovery.
"The Louisville Accident Doctor"
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