Recovery From Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle enthusiasts are growing in numbers across the United States. Although the thrill of riding a motorcycle is enticing to a lot of people, when a crash occurs the risk of injury is very likely. Because motorcycles provide very little protection to the body in the case of a collision, accidents often result in broken bones, road rash, head trauma and spine injuries. Recovery from motorcycle accidents can take some time, but chiropractic care can help in the process.

Common Motorcycle Injuries

Head injury and traumatic brain injuries are common and can be fatal for motorcycle accident victims. This is why wearing a helmet when riding a motorcycle is so important. The limbs are very vulnerable during a collision, and in the worst cases amputation is needed. Lacerations, skin abrasions, internal bleeding and organ damage can also occur from a motorcycle accident- so a thorough evaluation in the Emergency Room is necessary.

What are some less life threatening but still debilitating injuries seen from motorcycle accidents? Let's categorize them into the upper extremities, lower extremities, and spine.

  • Upper Extremity Injuries
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tears
    • Brachial Plexus Injury
    • Humerus Fracture
    • Colles Fracture (Wrist)
    • Shoulder Labral Tear
    • Acromioclavicular Joint Sprain
  • Lower Extremity Injuries
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Tibia/Fibula Fractures
    • Hip and Pelvis Fractures
    • Ankle Sprains
    • Leg Contusions
    • Hip Labral Tear
    • Cartilage Damage in Joints
    • Patella Fracture
  • Spine Injuries
    • Herniated Disc
    • Rib Fractures
    • Fractured Vertebrae
    • Compression Fractures
    • Pinched Nerves
    • Damage to the spinal cord
    • Whiplash

How Chiropractic Care Can Aid in Recovery

Chiropractic care can aid in recovery from motorcycle accidents. Chiropractors treat a wide variety of injuries with a goal of improving the patient's overall health. After an accident or immobilization for an extended period of time you might also have spinal subluxations inhibiting your bodies ability to recover. Treating these subluxations with spinal adjustments can improve the nervous system function, increase mobility and decrease pain.

Chiropractic care is non-surgical treatment and reduces pain without the need for pain medications. Studies show that chiropractic patients need less pain medication than non-chiropractic patients. If surgery isn't needed for an injury or if the patient prefers less invasive treatment then seeing a chiropractor is a good option.

If you are recovering from a motorcycle accident and want to boost your recovery, contact Silver Chiropractic and Wellness today.