Align Right Blog
October 23, 2017
Whiplash is a common injury if you’ve been in a car accident. Let’s say you were in a frontal collision. In this case, your car stops abruptly but your body—including your head and neck—continues to move forward in the direction the car was traveling and is then whipped back, only stopping upon contact with the headrest. When this happens, ligaments and muscles in your neck and shoulders are strained. Consequently, movement is restricted so exercise is generally discouraged initially, but can gradually be resumed as your neck begins to heal. Read on to learn more about whiplash and how best to care for yourself.
September 28, 2017
According to the Accident Data Center, a resource for locating up-to-date information on major traffic accidents across the country, car accidents in Dallas are the leading cause of injury and death for residents. The Center reports that in 2016:
- 55,797 accidents occurred on Texas roadways
- 3,773 people lost their lives in those accidents
- 2 fatal crashes happened in rural Dallas County
- 313 fatal crashes occurred in the city
- Of a total 8, 921 incapacitating injuries, 1,447 resulted from vehicle accidents
What do these numbers indicate? Among other things, that drivers and passengers face greater danger when traveling in densely populated areas where there is more traffic congestion.
September 18, 2017
It just sounds awful. And unfortunately, the consequences often are awful and lifelong. Studies conducted by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the risk of death has been reduced 61 percent by the use of seat belts and airbags. Nevertheless, drivers and passengers are still getting injured and dying as a result of head-on collisions.
August 24, 2017
The start of another school year is just around the corner in North Texas. So if you find yourself in the backpack aisle of the store, your Dallas chiropractor wants you to keep in mind some important things—in addition to which action figure or movie character your child’s backpack features. Children are susceptible to back pain, too, and one of the best ways to avoid that is by making sure they are wearing their backpacks correctly. Read on to learn seven safety tips to help your children carry the load without injury.
August 14, 2017
With the start of school, traffic necessarily slows. There are school zones, school buses, carpool lines, bikers and walkers all headed to elementary, middle and high schools throughout North Texas. Your job as a driver is to watch out for the safety of others and avoid being involved in an accident. Here are some important tips on how to do just that from Dr. Zinovy Chukhman, your Dallas chiropractor.
July 24, 2017
On Friday, April 21, 2017, NBCDFW.com reported on an accident at the intersection of West Mockingbird Lane and Lemmon Avenue. Several cars and a tractor-trailer were involved. In addition to the collision among the vehicles, a light pole was knocked down as a result of the accident and landed on other cars. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries reported at the time of the incident. Unfortunately, this is not always the case when a semi-truck is involved in a vehicular accident. These types of collisions can result in serious injuries that are painful or sometimes even fatal. Your Dallas chiropractor, Dr. Zinovy Chukhman, is here to help you recover from any type of auto accident. But even better than that, he would like to help you avoid a collision with a semi-truck. Read on to learn about some safe driving tips that you can use on the road.
July 14, 2017
On May 11, 2017, the Dallas Morning News reported that a Dallas police officer was involved in a vehicle accident. The officer was turning left from Miller Road to Plano Road when a 19-year-old man driving a sedan crashed into his squad car. According to the report, the sedan driver was treated at the scene and released, and the police officer suffered minor injuries when his airbag deployed. Dallas chiropractor Dr. Zinovy Chukhman has helped many patients in similar accidents. Read on to find out what Dr. Z can do to help and how you can avoid such injuries.
June 20, 2017
According to an article from the Dallas Morning News, on May 19, 2017, the Texas Senate passed legislation to “ban texting while driving across the state.” The article went on to state:
The bill would ban drivers from texting while a vehicle is moving, making it a misdemeanor offense punishable by a fine ranging from $25 to $99, with penalties up to $200 for repeat offenders.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is expected to sign the ban into law, which will take effect on September 1, 2017.
What does your chiropractor in Dallas, Dr. Zinovy Chukhman think about the texting ban? He has seen enough patients with injuries resulting from accidents caused by drivers who text to know than the bill is a good idea. Read on to learn the facts on texting and driving and how you can be a safer driver.
June 10, 2017
Think about all the roadways in Dallas-Fort Worth that have areas under construction. Actually, it might take less time to consider the highways that don’t have some construction. This is only an added danger on roadways and intersections that already present drivers with a greater risk of being in an accident. To help you avoid these traps, Dallas chiropractor Dr. Zinovy Chukhman offers a list of the most dangerous highways and intersections in DFW and tips on how you can be a safer driver.
May 11, 2017
Dallas chiropractor Dr. Zinovy Chukhman is ready to help your body heal after you’ve been in a car accident. AlignRight Injury & Rehab in Richardson offers several treatment options for injured patients including chiropractic adjustment, physical therapy, spinal decompression and rehabilitation in our clinic. But Dr. Z and his staff would prefer you never need these treatments to recover from car wreck injuries. We’d rather help you avoid an accident in the first place! Therefore, with some help from Edmunds.com, Dr. Z offers the following driving safety tips.