Each year, whiplash affects more than two million Americans. Whiplash can be caused by far more than just car accidents. Snowboarding, skiing, football, mountain biking and gymnastics are a few of the many activities that can cause whiplash. Also called a neck strain or sprain, it occurs when the head suddenly snaps forward, then backward causing a whip-like motion that overstretches the joints, muscles and ligaments of the neck and upper back.
6 million car accidents per year in the United States
2015 there were 27,673 accidents in Colorado
3 million people suffer injuries every year due to car accidents
2 million people in car accidents suffer permanent injuries every year
More than 90 people die in car accidents every day
Even the very slightest force applied in the correct direction can cause whiplash. Study after study continue to prove that even car accidents moving as slow as 5 MPH can cause whiplash and lead to many complications if the injury is never corrected.
Don’t overlook the symptoms! The orthopedic text book states that in can take all the way up to 10 years from the time a problem occurred before it becomes symptomatic. If you are in a car accident you should immediately be checked by a chiropractor for whiplash as well as other injuries weather you are experiencing symptom’s or not. The quicker an individual seeks care for an injury increases the likelihood of a speedy recovery. The longer that injury stays there, the worse is gets leading to longer recovery time.
Apex Chiropractic takes all forms of health insurance as well as works with all of the different types of car insurance and accident policies. Call us today to set up your complimentary consultation