Common Conditions from Car Accident Injuries
Whether it be a fender bender or a totaled car, car accidents bring serious damage. This damage is not just to the car but to the persons involved. These accidents cause various types of injuries to many parts of the body depending on the characteristics of the crash and the severity of the impact.
Head and Neck
One of the most common injuries are injuries to the head. These injuries are due to the head being hit or hitting an object forcefully. The head can suffer bruising, bleeding, swelling, and possible brain damage. Another one of the most common injuries one experiences after a car accident are injuries to the neck. For example, whiplash is fairly common with more mild car crashes, due to the car abruptly stopping or moving. Symptoms you may feel with whiplash are the following; neck pain and stiffness, fatigue, dizziness, headaches (Starting at the base of the skull), you may also experience blurred vision and ringing in the ears.
Acupuncture is a treatment that can help alleviate the pain that follows from these sorts of injuries.
However, other injuries such as a cervical dislocation or a disc injury can be more severe and longer lasting. These specific injuries can also cause spinal injuries. If a bone fragment or ligament tore into a section of the spinal cord, this can cause loss of feeling or even function. Other injuries that car accidents can cause are back injuries. The most common back injuries are strains, herniated discs, and fractured vertebrae. These back injuries result in tremendous pain and loss of mobility. A few symptoms of having a back injury from a car accident are the following; headaches, stiffness, fatigue, radiating pain into your limbs, you may experience a numb or tingling sensation.
Seeing a chiropractor can help with alleviating the pain that follows from car accident injuries.
One factor that these injuries have in common is that most of them will not show up until days/weeks post accident or they may continue to persist long after an accident. For back pain, seeing a Chiropractor can help start the healing process. After you have had an injury you may also experience trigger points, seeing a Doctor for those can also help with healing. Even though there is a such a wide range of injuries that can occur, it is critical to be evaluated by a doctor for any and all aches and pains.