Annual United States Road Crash Statistics:
- Over 37,000 people die in road crashes each year
- An additional 2.35 million are injured or disabled
- Over 1,600 children under 15 years of age die each year
- Nearly 8,000 people are killed in crashes involving drivers ages 16-20
- Road crashes cost the U.S. $230.6 billion per year, or an average of $820 per person
- The most dangerous month, it turns out, is August, and Saturday is the most dangerous day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Top Causes of Auto Accidents:
1. Distracted Driving:
Distracted drivers are the top cause of car accidents in the U.S. today. A distracted driver is a motorist that diverts his or her attention from the road.
Speed kills, and traveling above the speed limit is an easy way to cause a car accident. The faster you drive, the slower your reaction time will be if you need to prevent an auto accident.
3. Drunk Driving:
When you drink, you lose the ability to focus and function properly and its very dangerous when operating a vehicle. Always use a designated driver if you go out and drink.
4. Reckless Driving:
Reckless/Aggressive drivers are often impatient and speed, change lanes too quickly or tailgate before causing a car accident.
If the weather gets bad so do the roads. Car accidents happen very often with bad weather because it can create slick and dangerous surfaces for cars, trucks, and motorcycles and often causes automobiles to spin out of control or skid while braking. To avoid a car accident, drive extra careful when the weather gets bad.
6. Running Red Lights:
Drivers that run red lights, run the risk of causing wrongful death because they often cause side-impact collisions at high speeds. To avoid a car accident, look both ways for oncoming cars as you approach a green light.
7. Running Stop Signs:
Many rollover accidents and side-impact car accidents result from drivers that run stop signs. You should always look both ways when proceeding through a stop sign.
8. Animal Crossings:
Wild animals will walk out into the road, and it's up to you to make sure that you don't get into a car accident with them. Take caution when you see an animal crossing sign and use your high beams when traveling in rural, woody areas.
Symptoms of Injuries after an Auto Accident:
After an accident, most people will do a quick physical inventory at the scene of the crash to determine if they have suffered any injuries. If pain is not present, most people assume that they have not been hurt. Unfortunately,
injury symptoms will often manifest later in strange ways
that signal damage.
Below are some of the less recognizable symptoms of common car accident injuries:
- Dizziness or nausea: Common signs of whiplash injuries or concussions are dizziness and nausea but these are often disregarded as signs of stress, illness, or fatigue.
- Burning or itching: Burning and itching along your limbs, fingers and toes, shoulders, or neck can be a sign of nerve damage related to whiplash or other impact forces.
- Stiffness or compromised flexibility: While some stiffness may be normal after a stressful event, if it is pronounced or persistent, you may have injured soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, or ligaments.
- Numbness: Feeling nothing can be more serious than severe pain-it means that nerves have been damaged.
- Memory loss or trouble concentrating: While it may be normal to have a difficult time remembering the exact details of your car accident, severe whiplash or brain injury can affect your memory and concentration functions.
- Fatigue and sleep problems: Worrying about your accident may keep you up a bit at night, but if your sleep has been severely disturbed, you may have suffered a head injury.
- Depression or uncontrollable mood swings: Another symptom of a head injury, many people wrongly attribute strange moods and depression to stress.
Some of the most common car accident injuries include neck and back injuries, head injuries, and soft tissue injuries. These injuries are often responsible for many of the subtle symptoms listed above.
Care for Auto Injuries:
1. Check in with
Scheideman Chiropractic for a body systems review- set up an appointment for Rehab, Massage & Adjustment
2. Ice Ice baby- it helps reduce swelling and inflammation
3. Rest- allow time for your body to heel
4. Start Ligaplex- it's an anti-inflammatory, provides ligament and muscle support
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup freshly minced parsley
- 4 cups ripe tomatoes, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon oregano leaves, crushed or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- ground red pepper or cayenne pepper to taste
- 8 oz. uncooked fusilli pasta (4 cups cooked)
- 1/2 lb. cooked chicken breasts, diced into 1/2-inch pieces (3/4 lb. raw) (optional)
1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan. Sauté garlic and parsley until golden.
2. Add tomatoes and spices. Cook uncovered over low heat 15 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently. Add chicken and continue cooking for 15 minutes until chicken is heated through and sauce is thick.
3. Cook pasta in unsalted water. Drain.
4. To serve, spoon sauce over pasta and sprinkle with coarsely chopped parsley. Serve hot as a main
and cold for the next day's lunch.
Serving Size: 4- 1 cup servings
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*Lower Back Pain: dilute several drops in coconut oil or another carrier oil and apply to lower back to soothe away pain
*Massage: dilute several drops in coconut oil or another carrier oil and massage muscles into serenity!
*Tension headaches: use 1 drop rubbed into the tense part of a headache, either behind the ears, at the base of the skull, on the forehead, or the temples
*First Aid Kit: keep in your first aid kit alongside bandages to soothe swelling, pain, and inflammation
*Carry Along: keep this oil in a
in your purse or bag, and never leave home without it; use away from home to keep unexpected injuries from bruising and swelling
*Growing Pains: dilute heavily and massage into children's legs to help alleviate these mysterious growing pains
*Home spa: add several drops to your epsom salt or
as you take a hot bath, and let PanAway relax your muscles slowly with the hot water
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- Supports the body's normal connective tissue repair and synthesis processes
- Supports healthy joints and muscles
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