The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration recently revealed that most drivers engage in activities that take their focus from the road. These activities include: 66% fiddle with music devices, 31% eat or drink while driving, and over 71% between the ages of 18 and 49 admit they text or talk on the phone while they drive.
of Colorado Springs, Colorado, supports the importance of non-invasive
spinal adjustments and supplementary treatments for victims of car
accidents. James Thatcher, D.C., expects an increase in the number of
patients over the summer months due to heavier traffic and more
accidents. Chiropractic treatment offers both an effective form of pain
management for whiplash as well as a method to heal accidents caused by a
With numerous families and college students on
the road during the summer break, there's an annual spike in the number
of traffic accidents. The summer months (June, July, August) are all
high accident months. Dr. Thatcher believes that after a collision, many
victims think they're merely bruised or shaken up, when in fact they've
suffered injuries related to their muscles and skeleton that isn’t
visible without X-rays or other specialized assessments. Conventional
treatment for conditions such as whiplash, headaches, back pain, or
other complaints resulting from a car accident usually involve
prescription painkillers but do not address the cause of the pain.
Chiropractic offers rehabilitation in the form of non-invasive spinal
adjustments that can help relieve the pressure on pinched nerves. In
addition, a rehabilitation plan can also include specific strengthening
and corrective exercises that a patient can do at home, as well as
supporting therapies such as heat therapy and massage.
If you are in an accident, please contact Thatcher Chiropractic, but most importantly: be safe!
Thatcher Chiropractic is located at 3535 American Drive near the intersection at Austin Bluffs Parkway and Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs, Colorado 80917. For more information you can visit our website at thatcherchiropractic.com. If you have any additional questions or if you wish to schedule an appointment, please contact us by phone. You can reach us at (719) 574-3700.