If you are involved in a car accident, you may feel fine right after, but symptoms could show up weeks later, when you least expect them. Learn about some of the most common types of Car Accident Injuries and how you can prevent pain from controlling your life.
Whiplash is by far one of the most common car accident injuries. It occurs when the neck is suddenly snapped backward, then forward. This motion is common in most car accidents, especially in rear-end collisions and even in simple fender-benders.
When whiplash occurs, the muscles and ligaments in your neck are stretched out beyond their normal range of motion, tearing or ripping the soft tissue. Symptoms of whiplash include:
- Neck pain
- Ringing in ears
- Blurry vision
- Problems concentrating
Symptoms of whiplash may not show up until days after your injury, so it’s important that you visit your orthopedic doctor after an accident, even if you feel fine. Those with whiplash may suffer from chronic pain, and will need the help of their physician to overcome it.
The impact of a car accident leaves many individuals with constant and sometimes crippling back pain. Sometimes even years after an accident, individuals will still feel back pain caused by their injury. This can be due to a number of spinal conditions. Some of the most common problems with the back that can cause pain include:
- Lumbar spine injuries
- Herniated discs
- Thoracic spine injuries
Back injuries are very serious medical conditions that should not be ignored. Failing to seek treatment for your back injury can lead to years of pain or discomfort.
In car accidents, ligaments are often torn or damaged, especially in the knee. Therefore, torn ACLs and MCLs are very common in car accidents. Torn leg ligaments are serious injuries that can lead to continuous pain and loss of range of motion in the ligaments. All tears, even a small one, can be debilitating. Treatment for damaged ligaments varies and may range from simple resting to surgery.
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