In Israel, a collision takes place every 12 minutes. Death tolls average 500 per year.
Around 1,000 people are treated in hospital each week as result of automobile accidents; many crashes are not reported at all.The cost to the economy is estimated at NIS 12 billion a year.
Road deaths are rarely "accidents." They are caused by speeding, recklessness, faulty vehicles, fatigue, errors of judgment, alcohol abuse and irresponsible behavior. Lending your car to an inexperienced youngster, letting your kid ride a bike without a helmet, not belting up, and using a cell phone while driving can kill! It is time to wake up Israel!
If you are suffering from injuries sustained in an automobile accident call to learn more about how chiropractic can help you.
Whiplash is the common name given to the injury where there is a hyperextention (increased backward motion) and hyperflexion (increased forward motion) of the cervical (neck) spine. More simply put, the head is dramatically thrust forward and backward. Car accidents and falls can cause whiplash injuries.
Symptoms of whiplash include headaches; visual disturbance; stiffness of the neck; restriction of movement; and shoulder, neck, or arm pain. These symptoms may or may not be felt immediately. It is estimated that most whiplash injuries are not felt for several hours, days, and in some cases even months or years following the accident.
Even if you are not in pain following a whiplash incident, it is important to receive prompt attention to your injury, as the structural balance of your neck and spine is important to your health. We can assist in your recovery by correctly adjusting your neck and/or spine so it has the chance to heal properly.
If you are as concerned as I am about the senseless loss of life and injuries on Israeli streets, please see the following links.