According to Statistics Canada, “The annual social costs of the motor vehicle collisions in terms of loss of life, medical treatment, rehabilitation, lost productivity, and property damage are measured in tens of billions of dollars.”
The latest Road Safety Ontario report shows that 117,345 people were involved in collisions on Ontario roads during the course of one year.
While statistics show that the fatality and injury rate is decreasing, auto accidents are still very common and can result in blunt force injury and chronic conditions. Roadside accidents can also happen on bikes, motorized bikes, trucks, buses and specialized vehicles. If you suffered injuries from a car accident, you will need to seek immediate assistance. Many injuries will require weeks or even months of treatment to properly heal. We treat many injuries that result from auto accidents including:
- Whiplash and neck strain
- Cervical dislocation in the neck and disc injuries
- Back strains and sprains
- Herniated discs
- Dislocated shoulders, muscle and ligament tears
There are many different types of injuries that can occur in an accident. Sometimes there is no immediately visible sign of trauma, but there could be internal injuries.
Frequently, symptoms do not show up immediately after an accident – even for serious back injuries. Auto accident injuries can result in long lasting problems and chronic pain if not properly treated. Collision trauma requires immediate treatment at a hospital followed by a course of treatment to recover full functioning and reduce suffering. Lesser injuries still require considerable care and treatment, but over a shorter period.
If you, or a loved one, have been injured in a car crash and are experiencing health issues as a result, speak to your doctor about our health therapies including chiropractic care, active release technique, acupuncture and physical rehabilitation.
We can recommend drug free alternatives to natural healing to help you reduce pain and increase mobility and function. Book your appointment today for a full evaluation and recommended course of treatment.