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ridesharing accidents and chiropractic care
Our Uber and Lyft Injury Chiropractors know that the use of ridesharing as a convenient transportation option has significantly increased over the last few years. Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft are providing transportation services across all cities of the country. Travelers can book a ride through smartphone apps of the ridesharing companies and travel without having the stress of driving, parking, or fuel.
Although the ridesharing companies are strict to international safety standards and hire drivers after thorough vetting, rideshare accidents do occur and sometimes lead to serious injuries for the passengers and pedestrians. According to the statistical data, 2% to 3% of annual deaths resulting from auto accident injuries are from rideshare car accidents, among which Lyft and Uber car accidents are major contributors. Most of the injuries caused by the rideshare accidents can be treated with chiropractic care. Metro Atlanta Injury & Wellness Center offers top-notch chiropractic treatment for all types of rideshare accident injuries.
major causes of rideshare car accidents with lyft/uber
A lot of rideshare accidents occur due to speeding, although ridesharing is considered a safe transportation option from a speeding perspective. As car accident chiropractors, we notice that sometimes the passengers demand the driver to drive fast, which could lead to a severe auto accident. Ridesharing Companies strictly instruct their drivers to drive at a safe speed; still, accidents occur due to speeding.
Bad Road Conditions
Bad road conditions such as road wear and tears, holes, and under repair patches can cause serious rideshare accidents even if the speed is normal. Rideshare car accidents due to bad road conditions mostly occur in suburban areas.
Bad Weather Conditions
Bad weather conditions such as rain, snow, and fog can increase the danger of driving for ridesharing drivers and could lead to serious roadside accidents. In these situations, the drivers are required to drive slower than their usual speed, but if they don't, they risk getting into an accident. Fog and rain can reduce the maximum visibility and ability to react quickly if a vehicle comes from the opposite direction and elevate the risk of serious ridesharing car accidents.
Although most ridesharing companies such as Lyft and Uber hire drivers after thorough vetting, ridesharing drivers are not as experienced as professional drivers. Some of the drivers do ridesharing as a part-time job which may prevent them from getting the required driving experience. Inexperienced drivers don't have the experience to drive in all sorts of road and weather conditions and could risk getting into an accident.
Distracted driving is one of the major causes of ridesharing car accidents across the country. Drivers get distracted by a wide range of activities such as radios, music players, headsets, eating, grooming, or talking with the passengers, which could lead to dangerous accidents. Research studies show that ridesharing driving is more susceptible to distraction as the ridesharing drivers have to check their smartphones thoroughly to find passengers, pickup locations, and drop locations. Sometimes the passengers are in a rush and force the driver to reach the pickup location as soon as possible, which further increases the risk of an accident.
injuries caused by lyft/uber car accidents
Injuries resulting from ridesharing car accidents are not very much different from the injuries stemming from a general auto accident. However, the Ridesharing Car accident injuries are sometimes not only severe but life-threatening as there is always more than one person in a rideshare car. Following are some major injuries that could result from ridesharing car accidents:
Whiplash is an injury caused by the sudden back and forth movement of the head under the impact of a strong vehicle crashing force. It's a common injury in collision ridesharing car accidents. The major target of a whiplash injury is the fine muscles in the neck and upper back that get torn as the result of strong, unnatural, and unexpected movement of the head. Whiplash can also cause dislocation and herniation of the upper cervical spine. Some of the major symptoms of whiplash are as follows:
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder pain
- Neck Stiffness
- Low Back Pain
- Numbness in appendages
- Ringing in the ears
The sudden impact of the ridesharing car accident can cause a knee injury and trigger pain. A knee injury can be more critical if the knees strike the dashboard, seats, or any other solid object during an accident. It can cause the breakage of ligaments, damage to the kneecaps, and muscle tears. Knee injuries can cause long-term pain and restricted body motion.
Spinal injuries are perhaps one of the most severe and dangerous ridesharing car accident injuries. They can damage the spinal cord in severe cases, while the misalignment of the spine is common in such types of injuries. Spinal injuries could also result in herniated or disc rupture. They can turn into life-altering conditions if not treated in the early stages.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a sudden bump, blow, or jolt to the head under the impact of a strong vehicle crashing force in a ridesharing car accident. A concussion can cause strong bounding and twisting of the brain in the skull, which creates chemical changes in the brain and lead to the temporary malfunctioning of the brain. A concussion can be mild to severe depending on the intensity of force under which the head moves or hit any object. A severe concussion can be life-threatening, while a mild concussion's signs and symptoms disappear in a few hours.
Muscle pain and soreness are caused by trauma from a ridesharing car accident. Muscle injuries result in muscle pain and soreness, which can lead to sprains and strains if not treated in the early stages.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries are caused by overstretching or wear and tear in a muscle, ligaments, or tendons. In most the cases, these injuries require only a day or two of rest to recover from, but in severe cases, special treatment like chiropractic care is immediately required.
Chiropractic Treatment for Ridesharing Injuries
At Metro Atlanta Injury & Wellness Center, We have a team of professional and highly-experienced Chiropractors that are well-trained to treat various types of Ridesharing Car Accident Injuries by utilizing the following modern Chiropractic techniques:
Manual Therapy is a natural way of addressing issues with pain. Manual therapy from a personal injury chiropractor at Metro Atlanta Injury & Wellness Center can help facilitate deep relaxation into your muscles, which then release endorphins that act as natural painkillers. Chiropractic therapies usually will not produce muscle pain or muscle soreness as this therapy is more focused on treating pain from different physical injuries and producing soothing effects to the spine and body. Auto accident chiropractors know about the whole musculoskeletal system of the human body. These chiropractors know the pressure application required to ensure a safe adjustment and a speedy healing process. We provide the best chiropractic techniques at Metro Atlanta Injury & Wellness center to make sure that you get back to your normal routine life as soon as possible.
Our professional chiropractors will adjust the spine to treat the different causes of pain. For example, if a patient is suffering from leg pain due to a herniated aka slipped disk, our best chiropractors use spinal manipulation to adjust the herniated or slipped disk. The restoration of herniated or slipped disk leads to lifting the pressure on the sciatic nerve and hence relieves leg pain. Chiropractic adjustments can also free limited spinal movement and restore misaligned vertebral columns. Chiropractic techniques vary, but are usually from a quick high-velocity thrust to a combination of minimal force and gentle pressure. Our Chiropractors use chiropractic adjustmentas a significant natural treatment too for spasms and muscle tension, especially for those in need of walk in chiropractic care.
Therapeutic Ultrasound Therapy
Therapeutic ultrasound therapy is another non-invasive modern chiropractic technique for the use of treatment of Soft Tissue Injuries. Therapeutic ultrasound therapy uses gentle heat produced by sound waves and transmitted into the body to treat injured tissues. This therapy has been proven to be very useful for promoting healing in patients suffering from pain. Besides this, ultrasound therapy can be used to treat cramps, swelling, and muscle spasms.