According to the Mayo Clinic, automobile accidents are responsible for more the 40 percent of spinal injuries every year. Considering your spine is not only at your body’s core, it also surrounds and protects your body’s spinal cord and nerves, this is a big deal and can lead to serious long-term complications if not addressed and corrected immediately!
Why are Auto Accidents so Dangerous?
The spine is not designed to withstand the impact of a car accident. Unfortunately, spinal injuries are very common in even the smallest motor vehicle accidents, including:
muscle strains and sprain
These lead to painful symptoms and long-term health consequences including:
neck and back pain
numbness and tingling
and many more debilitation symptoms.
Often after an accident, because of the shock and anxiety, you may think you were unaffected, but slowly the symptoms start to arise. Many times it takes weeks or even months for the symptoms to reach their worst. If not addressed immediately and properly, the symptoms will persist or worsen, and can lead to chronic, long-term health consequences.
What Should You Do If You Have Been in an Accident?
Schedule a full-spine examination and X-rays (if necessary) at Align Utah to determine the severity and extent of your injuries. After examination we will establish a proper treatment plan to get you back to 100%, not just in your pain levels but in your ability to function normally.
At Align Utah, we look for the underlying cause of your problems rather than simply masking the symptoms and covering the pain, providing long-term results that last.