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Walking is something we do every day, and for the most part, we feel safe when we do it. What happens, though, if you’re out walking and you’re hit by a car?
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 5,376 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes across the country in 2015. That same year, nearly 129,000 pedestrians were treated for “non-fatal crash-related injuries.”
Injuries that result from car-pedestrian accidents can be painful, debilitating, and long-lasting. With the proper treatment, however, your injuries don’t have to prevent you from leading the life you want.
Let’s look at the most common car-pedestrian accident injuries and then explore how a chiropractor can help your body heal.
A car is a heavy piece of machinery that, on average, weighs around two tons – or 4,000 pounds. Now imagine all that weight and the momentum behind it crashing into you as you cross the street or walk down the sidewalk.
It’s not a pretty picture, is it?
Most car accidents result in soft tissue and musculoskeletal injuries. The seriousness of these injuries depends on a number of factors, such as the speed of the car, the make of the vehicle, where the pedestrian was hit, and the pedestrian’s age.
A 2011 study from France looked at the patterns of pedestrian injuries during car accidents and discovered some sobering statistics:
Other common pedestrian injuries include back injuries, spinal injuries, fractures, and internal bleeding.
Doctors are quick to recommend prescription medication and surgery for car accident injuries, but these courses of action tend to treat the symptoms of an injury instead of focusing on the cause of the injury.
Chiropractors – as experts in soft tissue and the musculoskeletal system – can focus on the cause of your injury and suggest non-invasive treatment methods not only to heal your specific injury, but also your entire body’s functionality.
Depending on your injury, a chiropractor can use a number of treatments during the healing process:
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, reach out to an experienced Florida chiropractor today. A skilled chiropractor will be able to determine the best treatment method for your injuries so you can heal quickly and continue living your life pain-free.
About the Author:
Dr. Singer has been a practicing chiropractor for more than 20 years, and USA Health & Therapy has been around since 2004. Over the course of his career, Singer has helped tens of thousands of people with all kinds of issues by using a wide variety of treatment strategies. He has extensive knowledge of chiropractic modalities, including Gonstead, Diversified, Thompson Drop Table, and Activator, and in 1997 he earned a special adjunctive Chiropractic Certification in Spinal Trauma (CCST) to better provide care for car crash victims. Dr. Singer is licensed to practice chiropractic medicine in both Florida and New York.