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Approximately two million Americans suffer from whiplash every year. It’s a neck injury that occurs when the head rapidly snaps forward then backward, or vice versa, in a whip-like motion. Also known as neck strain or sprain, this condition is commonly caused by motor vehicle accidents.
Car accidents are extremely common and most of us will be involved in some sort of vehicle collision at some point during our lifetime. Studies estimate that more than 4.5 million Americans are injured enough to require medical attention each year, and road accidents are the leading cause of death in the U.S. for people aged 1-54 years old.
Your spinal column is a critical part of your body. It keeps you upright and serves as your body’s central support structure. Without it, you will not be able to stand, bend, twist, or move in myriad ways possible. Your spine comprises a chain of bones, continually sending complex messages from your brain to the rest of your body.
Statistics show that many people become victims of car accidents every day. Vehicular accidents cause the majority of spinal injuries that chiropractors treat. Such accidents often result in pain that needs more treatment. Some people take pain relievers to get rid of their pain. Others want to take the all-natural route.
Many experts believe that everyone tried to maintain good posture at an early age. Yet, life usually takes over, making you forget how to keep your back straight. When you reach adulthood, bad posture becomes a problem. Although it is difficult to correct bad posture now that you have a mature spine, experts say that it is not impossible. Clinical studies show that experienced chiropractors can target the root cause of your bad posture. If you want to straighten your back and reap the benefits of good posture, here’s how a chiropractor can help.