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Dr. Sealey welcomes seat belt, helmet law

Dr. Sealey welcomes seat belt, helmet law


Experienced Chiropractor Dr. Edmond Sealey is adding his voice to the long, growing list of medical personnel who are applauding the introduction of the new seatbelt and helmet regulations, soon to become law in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Dr. Sealey who has been a practicing Chiropractor for over 40 years is convinced that the new measures will save lives and encourages all to adhere to them.{{more}}

When he spoke to SEARCHLIGHT Health, Dr. Sealey said that many persons take for granted the possible effects that injuries, especially to the spinal cord can have on the body. Having attended to many accident patients over the years, Dr. Sealey said that injuries to the lower back and neck are very prevalent.

He noted that the average person doesn’t consider that an injury to the lower back, resulting in nerve damage can lead to further complications to various organs in the body, including kidneys. Nerve damage can also cause the sub-normal functioning of the genitals and bladder.

It is important to note that the central nervous system which is made up of the brain and the spinal cord controls thought processes, guides movement, and registers sensations throughout the body. “The spine is an extension of the brain,” he reminded us.

“When someone is thrown forward in a vehicle the whole spine can be thrown out of place,” cautioned Dr. Sealey. He also had a word of advice for victims of vehicular accidents: “You must not take whiplashes for granted”. He said that it was important to note that even though an X-ray may be negative as it regards broken bones, there can still be an impingement of the nerves, which can lead to a wide host of medical complications. He encouraged such persons to seek attention from chiropractors so that the proper manipulation of the body can be done to return it to normalcy.

Dr. Sealey believes that based on his four decades of experience that over 80% of accident victims would have been better off if they were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident and is so urging all to comply with the age old advice, which is soon to become law.