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Auto Injuries

For 26 years we have specialized in treating people who have been injured from car accidents. After being in a car accident it is extremely important to be evaluated by a doctor. There are many research studies which highlight the importance of being under chiropractic care for conditions commonly caused by these accident. These conditions include, but are not limited to whiplash, sprains, strains, restricted range of motion, and acute pain. Research show that your symptoms are often delayed after the accident for several days, so it is vital to get your spine checked after the accident so that long term effects can be avoided. We will help you with this process-- as we have helped so many others. We are completely devoted to your health and getting you better as soon as possible. Medical payment auto claims are usually paid in full, with no deductible or co-pay necessary.

If you have been in an accident please read the information below for important information about injuries from accidents:

Minimum Accident Speed to Cause Injury

Studies involving live humans have demonstrated that a motor vehicle accident of as little as 5 mph can induce cervical (neck) injury. However, other studies have shown that cars can often withstand crashes of 10 mph or more without sustaining damage.

Time for Symptoms to Present

Symptoms arising from injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents were once thought to present immediately following the accident. However, research and clinic experience now demonstrate that a delay of symptom onset seems to be the norm. Also, delay of symptom onset does not eliminate the possibility of severe injury.

Number of Disabilities from Automobile Accidents

Most experts have found that 10 percent of all motor vehicle accident victims become disabled.

Symptom Resolution Statistics

Many studies have found a significant number of individuals to be symptomatic for many months and even years after a motor vehicle accident. In one such study, if the correct treatment was not provided as much as 75 percent of individuals remained symptomatic 6 months after the accident.

Another study, published in the European Spine Journal, found that during the period of time between the first and second years following a motor vehicle accident over 20 percent actually had their symptoms worsen.

Number of Annual Motor Vehicle Accidents

According to the National Safety Council (NSA), there are more than 12 million motor vehicle accidents annually including more than 20 million vehicles. This results in over 5 million nonfatal accidents annually of which approximately 2 million are disabling injuries including approximately 1 million work-related auto disabling injuries.

Injury Severity in Motor Vehicle Accidents

A 1990 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) study reported found that about 28 percent of occupants in motor vehicle accidents incur minor to moderate injury while 6 percent incur severe to fatal injuries.

Please call us at 770-623-9291 for a complimentary evaluation. We would be happy to answer any questions about the process.

Duluth Chiropractic and Wellness Center