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Kelliher Chiropractic helps patients recover from auto accident injuries

Dr. Lyle Erickson, owner of Kelliher Chiropractic, is focusing his services on car accident injuries due to the large number of auto accident injuries in Minnesota each year. The doctor offers innovative and advanced procedures for injury victims at Kelliher Chiropractic.

Statistically, every American can expect to be in a motor vehicle collision once every ten years. According to MNDOT, in 2009, there were 73,498 reported auto accidents in Minnesota. Every day in Minnesota there was 201 reportable traffic crashes or about eight every hours. These auto accident injuries have caused a lot of pain and dysfunction in the victims affected.

Dr. Erickson has seen many patients come in to his Bemidji office with auto accident injuries that threatened their lives and their health. However, he has watched them leave as healthier and more carefree individuals. All of this was possible thanks to advanced technology, such as electrical muscle stimulation, attentive application and innovative adjusting techniques utilized by his doctors on staff.

He applies his knowledge and skill to treat each car accident injury with precision and care. A car accident injury can affect essentially any part of the body; however, the most commonly reported injuries occur in the back and neck. These injuries can often be very painful and reduce the patient's ability to function normally. According to medical studies:

• It is estimated that 15-40 percent of those who are injured in a motor vehicle collision will suffer from ongoing chronic pain. (Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2007)

• Whiplash injuries not only increase the incidence of chronic neck and shoulder pain; it also significantly increases the incidence of other systemic ill health effects. In other words, whiplash injuries cause more than neck pain and headache; it hurts the health of the entire body. (Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 2001)

• 90 percent of those who are initially given a cervical collar for their whiplash injuries will be suffering from chronic neck pain six months later. (Spine, 2000)

Dr. Erickson has extensive experience providing care and assistance to patients with auto accident injuries.

"When someone gets into an auto accident, it is a traumatic time for them. We want to help east that pain here at Kelliher Chiropractic and Pain Relief Center with fast and effective chiropractic care," he said.

Along with providing rehabilitation for auto accident patients, the facility maintains a professional relationship with several personal injury attorneys. Dr. Erickson and the attorneys work together to assist auto accident and work-related injury patients with navigating the legal and medical claims process.

Future patients can call 647-8586 for more information about Kelliher Chiropractic and Pain Relief Center or to make an appointment. The facility is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.