Whiplash Injuries: Epidemic Levels Austin - South Austin Car Accident Chiropractor
I am a native Austinite. As a young boy and now as a South Austin Chiropractor, I have watched Austin, Texas grow from a small college town to a booming major city of Texas. With the economic boom in Austin has come a boom in population. Unfortunately, the road systems have lagged behind population growth. Austin's traffic ranks high as some of the worst in Texas and get a high national mention also. With increased population and underdeveloped overcrowded roads comes more car accidents and whiplash injuries at an epidemic proportion.
In the 1970's the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated 1 million car accidents occur each year in the United States. Now the NHTSA estimates are drawing closer to 3 million car accidents each year in the United States.
The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) in Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash
Highlights Calendar Year 2013 stated:
1) 1 person was killed every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
2) 1 person was injured every 2 hours and 16 minutes.
3) 1 reportable car crashes occurred every 71 seconds.
TXDOT each year releases the total number of car accidents in each county and city each year. Travis County in 2013 total number of car wrecks was 16,058. The city of Austin in 2013 had a total of 13,029 car accidents.
TXDOT also reported in the year 2013 there were 444,468 car accidents across Texas. With 376,963 total accidents occurring on dry road surface conditions and 55,799 occurring on wet road conditions. All other categories of road surface conditions were minimal in comparison.
As an Austin Chiropractor who treats car accident whiplash injuries, for over 30 years, I know the damage, pain, disability, loss of income , and relationship pressure auto accident injuries cause people. I hope as you grow in your awareness of the magnitude of number of car crashes, whiplash symptoms, risk factors for car accident injury, and the types of auto accident injuries we will prevent and diminish the number of auto accident injuries in Austin. However, car accidents will still occur in Austin. If you are injured get all emergency medical needs meet and then try chiropractic. As an Austin chiropractor I have helped hundreds of people recover from auto accident injuries and resume their lives.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, start your recovery call for an appointment and through examination. In an vast portion of cases car insurance will cover all your treatment cost. Call 512-447-9093.