Common Car Accident Injuries | Nashville TN
Car accidents can cause a multitude of visible and invisible injuries. Some of the most common car accident injuries include cuts, scrapes, bruises, strains, sprains and broken bones. While external injuries are easy to diagnose and treat, internal injuries are often harder to diagnose and can cause significant pain and disability.
Back and Neck Injuries
When the body is severely jostled, the spine and neck can become misaligned and sprains and strains of the muscles and tendons can cause pain, inflammation and loss of range of motion. Car accidents can also cause bulging and herniated discs, which can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots.
Chest and Abdominal Injuries
Chest and abdominal injuries occur when the individual impacts the seat belt or steering column. This can cause fractures and bruising, and these injuries are more common if the car’s airbags do not deploy. In car accidents where the individual was hit from the side, kidney, liver and spleen injuries can occur.
When the head is jarred or impacts an object, it can cause concussions and brain injuries. Concussions are a mild form of brain injury. They usually result in headaches, dizziness and soreness at the impact site. More severe head injuries can result in loss of limb and cognitive function as well as loss of speech.
Knee, Ankle and Leg Injuries
As the body is forced forward, kneecaps, legs and ankles can impact the dash and various other parts of the front of the car. This can result in broken bones and crush injuries if the impact is severe, or it can result in sprains and strains of the muscles and ligaments in the joints and legs.
Whiplash is suffered by nearly everyone that gets into a car accident. It causes neck stiffness, headaches, misalignments in the cervical vertebrae, dizziness and upper back pain. It is a debilitating condition that does not heal itself, and it can get worse over time instead of better.
Pain Relief from Common Car Accident Injuries
If you have experience an injury resulting from one or more common car accident injuries, do not hesitate to call our Nashville chiropractor’s office. We can diagnose the full extent of your musculoskeletal injuries and design custom treatment programs to help you reduce your pain and restore the function of the injured areas of your body. We can even help you get compensation for your injuries via our partnered legal network.
To learn how we can help you reduce your car accident pain and navigate through getting your medical care paid, call us at 615-356-4656.