Accidental injury is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

Posted By Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain || 23-Feb-2018

Accidental injury is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

According to the National Safety Council, accidental injury has become the #3 cause of death for the first time in U.S. history. “Based on this new data, an American is accidentally injured every second and killed every three minutes by a preventable event – a drug overdose, a motor vehicle crash, a fall, a drowning, a choking incident or another preventable incident,” the agency reported.

On the bright side, the NSC says, “In spite of the current increase in deaths, Americans are still safer than in the early 1900's. In 1903, the accidental standardized death rate[iv] was 99.4 per 100,000 population – twice as high as the current death rate of 47.2.”

Before you get too complacent, however, the agency goes on to say, “The current death rate is 39 percent higher than the lowest recorded rate, 34.0, achieved in 1992.”

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths in Georgia, accounting for 34 percent of all such accidents. Coming in second at 27 percent is poisoning (the NSC notes that this figure is due largely to opioid pain medication). At 18 percent, falls are the third leading cause of accidental deaths in Georgia.

The NSC offers a tool that allows you to see what hazards are most likely to harm you or your loved ones. To get your Safety Snapshot, you’ll plug in your age, location and a few other details.

Another way to look at accidental injuries is as preventable injuries. This brings the heartache so many families must face as well as the frustration so many patients must deal with on a daily basis. into clearer focus.

We see patients through that kind of personal perspective here at Gwinnett Medical in Lawrenceville and Norcross. Our back & neck pain specialists work with patients who have suffered whiplash in an automobile accident or truck accident. Our chiropractors in Lawrenceville GA help patients cope with chronic pain without the need for prescription pain pills by offering an holistic, non-invasive approach to injuries and painful conditions. Our Norcross chiropractic experts guide patients as they seek to recover their confidence and their physical abilities in the wake of a slip and fall accident.

If you have been involved in an accident – whether it was on the roadways, at your workplace, a slip and fall at the grocery store or maybe even a tumble off a ladder at home – we encourage you to seek help for your injuries as soon as you are able. The sooner you can see one of our chiropractors for neck pain, the better. Very often, accident victims are told that any sore muscles or stiff joints they experience as a result of their accident are just temporary and will heal shortly time - but this isn't always the case.

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, it is important to receive help for your injuries as soon as possible. Automobile accidents are the leading cause of whiplash! Slip and fall accidents can involve traumatic brain injuries.Prolonged use of opioid pain medications can lead to addiction.

At Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain, we put our patients first. Our dedicated Lawrenceville and Norcross chiropractors believe you deserve respect as well as the very best professional care – and you deserve to have it delivered with compassion and an individualized focus on your needs.

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Please, don't delay getting the pain relief you need. Our dedicated staff is here to help you restore your quality of life. We offer services in English and Spanish and can even provide transportation for our patients to and from appointments. Schedule a free consultation with a member of our professional staff when you call Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain.

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