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Posted on 08-28-2016

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the most common long-term motorcycle injuries are of the head, neck, chest, shoulder and back. Short term injuries include broken bones, skin abrasions, and bruises. The motorcycle rider is exposed to the road surface and other vehicles, and it is highly suggested that proper gear be worn all of the time to reduce traumatic injury.

But even when all of the precautions and gear are utilized, injuries can occur during a spill. Two very frequent scenarios are that the wheels of the motorcycle slip from underneath the rider on gravel or a wet surface, or the rider is thrown forward off the motorcycle because of a sudden stop.

Though the result may be that the rider quickly picks up and gets back on the motorcycle, muscular strain and joint injury often results from the accident. Neck, shoulder and low back strain injuries are the most frequent. The symptoms of muscle and joint pain may not develop for several days, but once noticed they tend to linger and worsen.

After a motorcycle accident, the motorcycle rider may begin to notice pain symptoms in the neck, upper shoulders and lower back, that are very consistent with whiplash, muscular strain or lifting injuries. These injuries will range from severe to mild and require assessment and a plan of treatment. Deep muscle strain is the most common and the most painful. The good news is that treatment is often very successful and pain relief can be obtained early in treatment.

It is most beneficial to have the muscle and nerve systems that have been traumatized properly identified, and then followed by therapeutic treatment that regains full strength and function. Holistic chiropractic care is the best approach to address these symptoms because it treats the source of the problem.

Lexington Family Chiropractic has the experience and expertise to provide a pathway to motorcycle injury relief.

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