Did you know on an average day in Minnesota there are 205 automobile crashes! This accounts for an average of 1.13 deaths and 82 injuries. The cost to society for these crashes is $493,150!!
Most crashes happen on clear days and during daylight hours
1/3 of all crashes involve just one vehicle
1/5 of all fatalities were less than 25 years old
3 of 4 fatalities occurred in rural areas (under 5000 population)
7,425 crashes were hit and run
Most crashes you would think would happen during the harsh, cold Minnesota winters do to poor roads and visibility…but the reality is that there are more distracted and under the influence driving during the summer months therefore also reflecting more crashes!
Minnesota No-Fault Insurance is Required
All owners and drivers of cars and trucks in Minnesota–not motorcycles—are required to have Minnesota No-Fault Auto Insurance (No-Fault). All car or truck accidents in Minnesota should be covered by the Minnesota No-Fault Law. The Minnesota No-Fault Law pays certain out-of-pocket expenses regardless of who is at fault. These out-of-pocket expenses—often referred to as No-Fault expenses or Personal Injury Protection (PIP) expenses—are paid by your own insurance company – just like medical insurance is paid by your own insurance company.
This Includes Chiropractors and Chiropractic Care!!
After an accident, you may be experiencing obvious pains and symptoms like muscle stiffness or spasm, neck pain, headaches, numbness and tingling, back pain, difficulty sleeping, irritability, memory loss, fatigue, difficulty concentrating and many other complications. Or worse than that, you may be injured and feel nothing at all.
If you are not treated with chiropractic care, your body is more likely to create scar tissue formation leading to chronic stiffness and the inability to move properly. This will lead to further long-term complications.
The goal of a chiropractic treatment regime is to gain maximal symptomatic improvement as quickly as possible while minimizing reparative scar tissue formation in the injured soft tissues.
Chiropractors are able to treat neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries and help with soft tissue pain and injuries. Many times, individuals who have been injured in a car accident have so much muscle pain and stiffness that they simply cannot function normally. This discomfort, on top of other injuries, can be a serious issue.
You may be suffering from headaches, pain or general discomfort as a result of a whiplash-related injury. Most people assume that whiplash injuries only occur during high-speed accidents, but a change in speed of just 2-3 miles per hour during an accident can cause them.
Some individuals experience indicators of whiplash injuries right away, such as blurred vision, headaches, shoulder pain, dizziness, reduced range-of-motion and arm pain. Whiplash can also result in minor back injuries, muscle injuries, ligament problems and disc damage. Other individuals may not experience any serious injuries right away and may think they are just “stiff” or “sore” after the accident, when serious injuries could be forming.
If left untreated, these issues can go on to cause other additional serious health problems. In fact, you may not think you have been injured after a car accident, and then start to experience discomfort or headaches several months after the fact.
At RAK Chiropractic we specialize in helping individuals recover from injuries sustained from these accidents. We strongly advise you that if you have been in an accident and think you feel okay to be checked for damage that you may not even notice yet. If these are left untreated they will become chronically bothersome in the future.