How to Reduce Your Injury Risk in an Auto Accident

injured man looks at car accident
We live in a fast paced world where regular high impact car accidents are the norm. Auto injury is one of the top reported reasons for chronic pain and disability in the U.S. This puts a major burden on the healthcare system and leads to a lot of unnecessary suffering. Since chances are quite high that you’ll be in a car accident at some point in your life, you may be wondering what you can do to prevent or minimize your injury risk.

Spine alignment and auto injuries

The impact of a car accident can put the entire body out of sync, particularly the spine. This can lead to immediate or delayed symptoms that manifest as pain, stiffness, and complete loss of function in injured areas, such as the head, neck and low back. This is why addressing spine alignment should always be a top priority after an accident. It is also why getting chiropractic care if often the top recommended treatment following an auto injury.

Chiropractors are experts in correcting spine misalignment. Often, underlying issues in the spine that affect nerve energy are hard to notice without the help of a trained professional. Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is a specialized, highly researched branch of chiropractic that can help address these issues effectively and holistically. The elite team at Advanced Spine and Posture in Las Vegas is CBP certified and ready to help you with your auto injury needs- preventatively and after the fact.

Ways to prevent injury in a car accident

A CBP practitioner can help you both prevent and address any spine misalignments that result from a car accident. It all starts with keeping good spine alignment while driving in the car. Recommendations include:

  • Adjust your steering wheel. Your airbag should not be angled up at your face. Keep it pointing at your chest and as far away from you as possible.
  • Adjust your car seat. Your seat should completely support your spine, particularly the low back, with your feet on the floor. Additionally, your headrest should support the back of your head to minimize risk of whiplash.
  • Take note of your posture. Keeping your spine in good alignment as often as possible will minimize injury in the event of impact. Sit in your seat without slouching, leaning, or even crossing your legs.
  • Seatbelt set up. Your seatbelt is made to absorb impact when it crosses the pelvis (low in your lap) and bulk of your shoulder correctly.

Chiropractic care for car accidents

Optimal spine alignment is important for living pain free and with abundance. Finding care from a CBP professional has many great benefits when it comes to an auto accident. You can prevent potential injuries while also decreasing your risk of injury if you do get in an accident. Call the team at Advanced Spine and Posture in Las Vegas to see how they can level up your health needs today.