Seatbelt

The Safety of the Seat Belts

It is crystal clear that that Whiplash has become a very common issue affecting millions of people annually. To be precise, there are more than six million annual car accidents in the U.S alone. The loss of lives associated with car accidents occurs after every twelve minutes annually, while collisions due to a motor vehicle, MVCs, lead to the death of nearly forty thousand individuals. As a matter of fact, the motor vehicle collisions is the leading death for people aged between two to thirty-four years old. Perhaps another surprising statistic is that someone is injured in a car accident every fourteen seconds and close to two million people sustain permanent injuries in car crashes on a yearly basis. Over a period of five years, over twenty percent of all car drivers were caught in a motor vehicle collision. The average cost of car accidents is $1000 for each American yearly, which amounts to nearly $164.2 billion of the total expenses in the U.S each year.

Approximately, two hundred and fifty thousand children get injured due to car crashes, implying that an approximate seven hundred children get injured daily. Additionally, car accidents are the principal cause of acquired disability. As intended, these sobering statistics have captured your attention. In the previous month, we talked about numerous ways of reducing the probability of even being involved in an MVC. As the ideal follow-up, this particular article will focus on seatbelts and their role in preventing injury plus its life rescuing capabilities.

The truth of the matter is that seatbelts save lives. Regarding passengers at the back seat, the prospect of wearing a seatbelt is forty-four percent more efficient at death prevention than when riding unprotected. For those sitting in the rear of the van or any utility sports vehicle, the user of the rear seatbelts is seventy-three percent better, as far as the prevention of a fatal car crash outcome is concerned. In more than one and a half of the total fatal car crashes, the victims are not adequately protected. The National Traffic Highway Administration for Safety, N.H.T.S.A, stated that there was a one percent increment in the usage of seatbelts in 2008 compared to the previous year, with eighty-three percent of car drivers putting on their seatbelts. Also, seatbelt use tremendously increased to ninety percent on highways vs. states found on surface streets. In the states where rear seatbelts are needed, eighty-five percent of adult passengers at the back seat complied compared to states not prioritizing the use of a rear seatbelt, and where only sixty-six percent of the passengers followed the rules. There has been a campaign launched by the N.H.T.S.A, Ticket or Click it, and it has offered a guide to seatbelt safety, with the aim of promoting the correct use of seatbelts. It has provided the following safety tips for seatbelts.

Always ensure that the seatbelt of yours fits snugly. Note that belts that are worn too loosely can result to broken ribs or can cause injuries to the abdomen.

Place the lap belt below your stomach and flat on your hipbones. Don’t place the lap belt across your stomach.

Put the shoulder belt across the center of your chest and between the breasts.

Don’t slip the upper side of the belt off your shoulder. Note that seatbelt were worn too high up can result in broken ribs or even injuries to your stomach.
The most efficient protection safety which is available nowadays for occupants of passenger vehicles is the shoulder/lap seat belts complemented with air bags.

There is a misleading perception that seatbelts results to injuries mainly at low speeds, and therefore it is advisable not to wear seatbelts when one is traveling in town. However, there is convincing evidence in almost all instances, that seatbelts save individual lives, even at collisions of low speed. Bearing in mind that the forces that are due to low-speed car crashes are transmitted to the contents due to the less damage to the vehicle and lack of crushing metal, those inside the car that is struck at a lower speed are likely to be thrown around significantly. This makes them hit the side window, windshield, and other items inside the car resulting in injuries or even death. It is quite evident that you have a broad range of choices, regarding where you choose for your services in healthcare. If however you, a friend or even a member of your family need care for whiplash, Chiropractic should be your ultimate first choice and would be highly honored to provide our high-quality services to you.

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Dr Michael Reiss DC is the owner and operator of Las Vegas Car Accident Treatment Centers in Las Vegas, Nevada. To learn more about him, check his site at Las Vegas Car Accident Centers
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 Josh RiggsMy girlfriend Jamie and I first came into see Dr. Reiss because we were involved in a car accident. I really liked the ease of appointments and how accommodating to my schedule Dr Reiss’ office was. They did only what was needed to be done to help me get back to myself (actually better than myself), without excessive treatment. Dr. Reiss’ was the only office that would take Jamie and I without making us pay money for treatment upfront. Makes you trust your chiropractor more knowing he can trust you.

And of course most importantly Dr. Reiss fixed my back! Oh and to top it off, they had freshly baked cookies every day.
-Josh R., Hard Rock Hotel

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 I was referred to Dr. Reiss by a co-worker of mine after I was in an automobile accident. I was starting to have a lot of back pain and headaches, so I called the day after the accident and they were able to get me in the SAME DAY to see the doctor! It only took a month of treatment to get me out of pain. It is now two months later and I am still completely PAIN FREE! Thank you so much Dr. Reiss! You are awesome!

-Andrea Helmrath, Red Rock Golf Course

 

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Meet Rudy

 I was involved in a car accident on the freeway by a car going very fast. I was in a lot of pain, and could barely walk or get comfortable to sleep. I tried taking Ibuprofen, but it really wasn’t working and I don’t really like taking pills anyway. I felt like I needed help, so I consulted with an attorney. The attorney’s office recommended to a Chiropractor’s office that I found to be a bit dirty, run down and not very friendly. Needless to say, I never even filled out the paperwork.

One of my friends suggested I see Dr. Reiss. Right when I walked in, I knew I was in the right place. I am in the VIP hosting business, and my job is to bring people to some of the classiest places in Las Vegas. Dr. Reiss’ office was one of the nicest doctor’s offices I had ever been to. From the art on the walls and the Starbucks-like atmosphere…to being offered a gourmet iced tea while I filled out my forms.

After my first visit, I started to feel relief from my injuries, and I kept getting better and better. The personal attention I received from the staff made my visits very comfortable. I would recommend his office to anyone…(even that attorney’s office may have happier clients if they sent them to Dr. Reiss.)
-Rudy J., VIP Host

 

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Meet Savannah

 My boyfriend and I were in a car accident where we were hit by a drunk driver. I felt OK the first day… but by the second day I couldn’t walk or lay down on my own.

I was very irritable and couldn’t believe that this happened to me and I didn’t know what to do about it. Walking, lying down, sitting and even driving were difficult to do on my own. I also had trouble sleeping because I was in pain and couldn’t get comfortable. I was taking sleeping pills and pain pills to get me through the day and night.

Since I have been seeing Dr. Reiss I can now walk, sleep and do simple everyday things on my own again. I know I wouldn’t feel as great as I do… if it wasn’t for Dr. Reiss and his team. Thanks for the caring and loving help. You guys rock!

-Savannah K.

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Meet Lora

 I was in a car accident back in January where I was hit by a drunk driver. Fortunately my injuries were not too serious; however, I suffered neck & back pain, which then re-inflamed a former injury. The injury prevented me from working for few days, & I couldn’t work out & I was concerned I was going to have to get a Cortisone shot because the pain was so bad.

Dr. Reiss’s office was the first place I went. I had been to another Chiropractor before my accident, but I felt she was too aggressive with her treatment. Dr. Reiss was very gentle & a good listener when I told him of my injuries. I was using an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory at the time but I no longer needed to take them after seeing Dr. Reiss. He had suggestions for total health… I started a rehab stretching routine & am now able to do weights at the gym. Thanks a million, Dr. Reiss!
-Lora H.

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Meet Kris

 I was in a rear end car accident that left me with pain throughout my back, mostly in the lower region. I wasn’t sure about chiropractic care until I met Dr. Reiss and noticed his friendly attitude and attention to the body. My biggest problem was that I couldn’t stand up strait. It took me out of my sport because the overall pain was too much. Normal every day life became a challenge.

Even though I was in a lot of pain I knew that I did not want to take prescription drugs, and Dr. Reiss helped me feel better. Once I healed from this accident, I was involved in another collision and had to go through the process all over again!

Since I have been seeing Dr. Reiss through both of my accidents, I feel much more in tune with myself then I have ever been, allowing me to focus better on goals I’ve set for myself. I have more energy and a willingness to keep myself in stronger shape. Now when my days off come I’m motivated to do more, rather then sit around when I was in pain.
-Kris W., Canyon Ranch Spa

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Meet Beverly

 I experienced muscle tension and pain (tingling sensation) from my neck to my lower back, as a result from a traffic accident in August 2008. The pain caused me to be irritable and keep me restless at night. The pain and tension prevented me from sleeping comfortably. It also made me uncomfortable especially during long car rides. I tried having massages and tried using a neck massage heat therapy pillow. Nothing worked.

Because of my fear of doctors, I was reluctant to seek treatment until the pain increased. But once I started treatment, I overcame my fear due to the kindness and hospitality of Chiropractic Wellness Center and their staff. The pain and tension slowly but surely disappeared and he helped me maintain more comfort in my daily activities. In addition, Dr. Reiss and his staff (Ms. Lori and Ms. Theresa) were so pleasant and accommodating to me and my son. Being family-oriented and kid friendly was a huge factor in choosing to seek treatment at this facility.
– Beverly M.

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Meet Theresa

 I was in a car accident back in July of 2007. For two weeks my back and neck were so stiff that I could not turn my head. Getting up and down from the couch, office chair, and bed were difficult and painful. The pain was so bad that it started affecting my family. I couldn’t play with my son and I wasn’t in the best of moods. I was taking Motrin every day to help alleviate some of the pain.

Since I have been seeing Dr. Reiss, I no longer have chronic pain or stiffness and I haven’t taken any Motrin. Dr. Reiss motivated me to start exercising again and I am now happier & more relaxed. I’ve received a lot of feedback from my co-workers saying that I am always happy and smiling. Although these results are all life changing, the best result I have experienced is that I can play with my son without pain… I now swim with him almost every day instead of just watching him! Thanks a million, Dr. Reiss!
-Teresa S.

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Meet Jeff

 I came to see Dr. Reiss because I had a broken clavicle and torn rotator cuff from an accident I was in. I was in pain all the time, could not sleep at night and was thinking the pain would never go away. I had been taking Lortab 8 times a day before I saw Dr. Reiss.

With him and the help of chiropractic care and the therapies in the office I was able to cut the drug use in half and feel much better. Dr. Reiss helped me to understand what I was in store for ie: surgery and a long physical theMarcorapy. He was supportive through all that I went through. I cannot thank him enough.

-Jeff S., Dragonridge Country Club

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Meet Marco

 I came into Dr. Reiss’s office seeking for help after being in a 3 car accident. A few days after the accident, I started feeling horrible pain in my lower back and pain in my neck. I figured it was going to go away after a few days but I was wrong.

After starting care with Dr. Reiss, my pain started dissipating and I started going back to my daily activities, going to the gym, etc. and my energy level was higher.

Dr. Reiss himself made me feel very comfortable and he explained everything that was going on with my body after the accident, as well as what to expect a few weeks after. The whole team is excellent and very professional, and made the visits extremely pleasant. I would definitely recommend family and friends to come here if they were in an accident.

-Marco S., Dental Surgery Tech

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Meet Sofiya

 After my car accident I needed to see a doctor as soon as possible. The crash was so bad that my left shoulder was too painful to move freely. I could not rotate my neck and my back felt out of whack.

As a professional salsa dancer I was worried that I would not be able to recover in time for my performance. I refused to turn to drugs to ease the pain, but it was difficult to move and to fall asleep.

Immediately after my 1st visit with Dr. Reiss, I could move my body more naturally. It felt like a weight was literally lifted off my shoulders. Dr. Reiss proved to me how much he cares for his patients, and made me feel like I was in good hands. Within two weeks I made a 50% improvement and could go back to rehearsals. I couldn’t be more satisfied with the services and care provided.
-Sofiya K., Professional Salsa Dancer

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