Injured in a Drunk Driving Accident?
Visit the DUI Chiropractors at Metro Atlanta Injury & Wellness Center at 5495 Old National Hwy. Suite C1, College Park, GA 30349 and 7594 GA-85 , Riverdale, GA 302747594 GA-85 , Riverdale, GA 30274. We want to share information regarding auto accidents involving drivers under alcohol's effects are characterized as Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Accidents. These types of auto accidents are extremely dangerous, and life claims. call 404-565-0414 today, or request your appointment here.
According to the statistical data of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a DUI accident claims a person's life approximately every 50 minutes. These incidents, although preventable, cause severe life-altering and even life-threatening injuries because the drivers involved in such accidents usually have no control over the vehicle as well as over themselves. That's the reason drunk driving is strictly prohibited and a culpable offense throughout the country.
chiropractic care and different types of dui accidents
Depending on the nature of the accidents, resulting in damages, and the involving vehicle, DUI Accidents can be classified into four categories:
rear-end - dui accidents
A rear-end DUI Accident occurs when the front bumper of a vehicle driven by the driver under alcohol's effect collides into the rear end of another vehicle. The primary cause of the occurrence of rear-end DUI accidents is the negligence of the under-influence driver. Rear-end accidents, although the most common ones, are less dangerous than those other types of DUI accidents.
t-bone - dui accidents
T-Bone DUI Accidents occurs when the front bumper of a vehicle driven by the driver under alcohol's effect strikes the side of another vehicle. It forms the shape of a "T" at the point of the accident. Such accidents occur mostly at road intersections when a driver under the influence doesn't pay attention to a stop sign or red light and drives through without stopping and eventually ends up hitting another vehicle that traverses the intersection.
A head-on collision is the most dangerous form of a DUI Accident when the front end of a vehicle driven by a driver with alcohol impairment strikes the front end of another vehicle approaching from the opposite direction. In Head-on collision, both or all drivers involving the accident can be under alcohol's effect, though it's rare. Also known as frontal collision, DUI accidents involving head-on collision can cause severe medical complications and even death if the collision is intense. The intensity and damage caused by a head-on collision are directly related to the type of vehicles involved in the accident. If the accident has occurred between heavy vehicles such as trucks, the consequences can be severe to life-threatening.
A head-on collision can also occur between a vehicle and a stationary object such as a tree, light pole, or cement barrier. Research shows that head-on collision DUI Accidents are the deadliest type of auto accident as they cause a wide range of life-threatening injuries. The reason for such dangerous nature of head-on collisions is that they produce the greatest force of impact because both vehicles are in motion right before colliding.
In such DUI Accidents, the vehicle which is driven by a driver with alcohol impairments tips or flips over onto its roof or side due to the driver's negligence and loss of control. Vehicles with a high center of gravity are likely to be more susceptible to rollover. Rollover accidents are among the most dangerous auto accidents. 35% of all the roadside accident fatalities are due to vehicle rollovers, 20% of which are due to the drivers with alcohol impairments.
DUI Accidents not only affect the individual involved but can also injure other pedestrians and bicyclists passing by at the same time.
injuries caused by dui accidents
The victims of DUI Accidents can suffer from a broad range of common injuries. These injuries tend to be more serious than normal auto accidents because the individual involved in these accidents can't control the vehicle to reduce the intensity of the collision. Here’re some common injuries that victims of DUI Accidents suffer:
traumatic brain injuries (Tbi)
Traumatic Brain Injuries are one of the most common injuries the victim of DUI accidents suffers. They can have devastating impacts on the victim's memory, emotions, brain functioning, vision, and hearing. Any sort of brain injury that can affect brain functioning and result from a blow in the head or sudden movement of the head can be characterized by traumatic brain injury. Whiplash is the most common example of a TBI. It involves the sudden back and forth movement of the head as a response to the intense impact of the collision force generated when two vehicles strike each other in an auto accident. Various signs and symptoms are associated with the whiplash, such as:
- Neck Pain
- Neck Stiffness
- Lower back pain
- Ringing in the ears
- Loss of consciousness (in severe cases)
- Short-term memory loss
Spinal injuries caused by DUI accidents can lead to many spine-related medical complications such as Disc slip, herniated disc, rupturing of a disc, spinal misalignment, and never damage. If the spinal injury is severe, the complications can be life-threatening in which a person can suffer complete or partial paralysis. Spinal misalignment is a common spinal injury caused by DUI accidents which are described by disruption or disturbance in the natural alignment of the spine and fluid-filled discs within it.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft Tissue injuries caused by DUI accidents include:
- Torn or Stretched ligaments
- Overstretched or overrelaxed muscles or tendons
- Sprains and strains
- Restricted range of motion
- Nerve malfunctioning
Soft tissue injuries can affect the overall range of body motion of the victim, and they should be treated as soon as possible.
Besides these, some other injuries that may occur in DUI accidents include:
- Knee Injuries
- Muscle injuries
- Back Pain
- Limb Injuries
At Metro Atlanta Injury & Wellness Center, We have a team of professional and highly-experienced DUI Chiropractors that are well-trained to treat various types of DUI Accident injuries by utilizing the following modern Chiropractic techniques:
The chiropractic way of manual therapy is a natural and intense way of dealing with pain. Getting massage therapy from a top rated chiropractor at Metro Atlanta Injury & Wellness Center can induce deep relaxation into your muscles and release endorphins that act as natural painkillers. Unlike regular techniques, chiropractic therapies rarely produce muscle tension or muscle soreness as they are more focused on treating pain stemming from different physical injuries and produce soothing effects. DUI Chiropractors know about the whole musculoskeletal system of the human body. They exactly know the sites where the pressure application is required to ensure the speedy healing process. We provide the best DUI chiropractic therapy services at Metro Atlanta Injury & Wellness center to make sure that you get back to your normal routine life as soon as possible.
Heat and Cold Therapies
Altering heat and cold therapy is a popular chiropractic treatment tool. Chiropractors used these therapies as a non-harmful, non-painful, and non-invasive way of treating injuries, especially pain. Heat and Cold therapies provide separate advantages to the body. Heat heals tight muscles by alleviating the tension in them. On the other hand, cold therapies reduce the speed of blood flow and alleviate the symptoms of inflammation and irritation. We have the second to none heat and cold therapies facilities at Metro Atlanta Injury & Wellness Center. Our DUI Chiropractors understand which therapy is suitable for you, whether to use both and how often to alter them.
DUI chiropractors may apply chiropractic adjustments to treat the causes of pain. For example, if a patient is suffering from Sciatica due to a herniated or slipped disk, our chiropractors apply spinal manipulation to adjust the herniated or slipped disk into its normal position. The restoration of herniated or slipped disk leads to lifting the pressure on the sciatic nerve and hence relieves sciatic pain. Chiropractic adjustments can also free limited spinal movement and restore misaligned vertebral discs. This technique varies from a quick high-velocity thrust to a combination of minimal force and gentle pressure. Top rated DUI Chiropractors use chiropractic adjustments as a significant natural treatment for spasms and muscle tension.
Ultrasound therapy is another modern chiropractic technique for the treatment of Soft Tissue Injuries. Ultrasound therapy uses gentle heat produced by sound waves to treat the body tissues. It has been proven to be very useful for promoting healing in patients suffering from sciatica pain. Besides this, this therapy can be used to treat cramps, swelling, and muscle spasms. If you are suffering from any injury after being involved in a DUI accident and looking to get chiropractic care from a Chiropractor? It’s time to book an appointment at Metro Atlanta Injury & Wellness Center with a DUI Chiropractor today.