AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Roy A. Logan of the Logan Chiropractic Clinic warns residents of the Austin area of the dangers of whiplash and seeks to educate them on the healing benefits of chiropractic care. As reported by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, in 2014, October saw 320 fatal car accidents and 44,747 non-fatal car crashes--the most fatal and non-fatal car accidents of any month that year. Non-fatal car accidents can lead to a range of musculoskeletal injuries and painful chronic conditions, like whiplash.
Whiplash is treated through standard procedures in chiropractic care. These natural methods are preferred by many patients because they are highly effective and involve no invasive surgical procedures.
It's estimated that 3 million people fall victim to whiplash every year, and expenses related to whiplash can reach 30 billion dollars annually. Whiplash occurs most commonly when car accident victims are rear-ended. When a car is hit from behind, occupants inside experience a sudden forward jerk then backward snap of the head which can result in whiplash injury.
Whiplash damage affects the spinal column as well as the soft tissues around the spinal column. Severe whiplash can result in disorders that cause chronic pain and even partial disability. Whiplash injuries may not be immediately recognized by the victim. It can take hours or days for injuries to manifest symptoms.
However, the faster that victims seek medical treatment, the faster their recovery may be. Chiropractors use spinal examinations to diagnose whiplash. Once the diagnosis has been made, patients are treated with a variety of different chiropractic techniques. These techniques include spinal adjustments, exercises, stretches and massage therapy.
Chiropractic treatments for whiplash focus on relaxing the muscles, improving range of motion and increasing blood flow to the site of the injury. This can help patients heal more quickly and unlike many other treatments for whiplash (like use of addictive pain medications), this method heals the muscles instead of masking the pain.
This kind of efficiency speeds recovery and can be helpful for patients seeking personal injury compensation. Victims pursuing a lawsuit require medical records that link the injury back to the accident.
At the Roy A. Logan Chiropractic Clinic, victims of car accidents are evaluated individually and are prescribed a personalized pain management plan for recovery. Dr. Logan was quoted as saying, "We encourage victims of car accidents to make an appointment even if they haven't presented symptoms yet. As soon as they come in, we get them evaluated and start their individual treatment plan to get them on the road to recovery."
CONTACT: Roy A. Logan Chiropractic Clinic, (512) 215-3256Source:Roy A Logan Chiropractic Clinic