While many patients experience neck, shoulder, and back pain after an accident, hip and leg pain are also quite common post post-accident injuries. An auto collision can result in hip, pelvis, and leg injuries that leave you with pain and decreased mobility. Permanent injuries can result if not evaluated and treated quickly by a healthcare practitioner.
Why does my thigh hurt after a collision?
Thigh pain after a car accident can stem from a pinched sciatic nerve resulting from the force of the collision. It can also be a soft tissue injury. Some victims report fractured femur bones from the pressure applied to the leg, causing a break.
Common Accident Injuries
Some of the common hip and leg pain related injuries resulting from a car or truck accident include dislocations, bruises, fractures, strains, resulting in pain, numbness, and loss of mobility. In some cases, the patients may feel like their pain may not have been caused by an injury directly to the hip or leg, so an accurate and speedy diagnosis by a qualified healthcare provider is essential. While dislocations and fractures require immediate medical treatment, other injuries causing leg and hip pain may not be noticed until several days after the accident. These injuries are important to have evaluated and experienced accident doctor is a good place to start.
Car Accident Impacts
The hip, a ball and socket joint, allows rotation of the pelvis and the bending movement of the upper leg. The impact of an auto accident may result in injury specifically to the hip. In some cases, the impact of the crash may push the head of the thighbone out and back, causing a dislocation. It’s also possible for impact to result in fractures in the hip or pelvis, which can take a significant amount of time to heal.
Auto accidents may cause injury to the legs. Some common injuries to the legs that may result in serious leg pain include hyperextension of knee ligaments, a stretched or torn ACL, PCL damage, dislocated knees, and ruptured tendons.
Common Causes: Collision or Back Injuries
When accident victims experience hip and leg pain after a car collision, this pain is often caused by back injuries. Misalignment of the spine or other extremities after an automobile accident may cause dysfunction and pain within the hip, the legs, or both. Strains of the muscles in the back, pelvis, and hip areas can also result in spasms and pain. In some cases, medications may help treat symptoms temporarily, but this does not solve the root problem that is causing the condition.
How Doctors Help Restore Wellness
If you’re dealing with this condition, you may want to consider seeing a qualified doctor who has experience treating automotive related accident injuries. Seek a physician who has established success in designing a personalized healthcare treatment program to improve wellness and mobility loss by using gentle adjustments to restore normal function to the muscles and joints. Dr. Bearden is trained on the Palmer Technique which he opts to use in many cases.
Dr. Bearden has worked with accident victims for more than two decades and understands how to pinpoint the cause of injuries and design an effective treatment plan for each patient. Dr. Bearden received training on Accident Reconstruction Forensics from Texas A&M University. He received a Master’s Level Certification in Spinal Biomechanical Trauma from The Spine Research Institute of San Diego in California.
Therapy Options After Auto Wreck
Other therapies used by Nashville Accident and Injury Center include spinal laser treatments and physical therapy. By correcting alignments and reducing inflammation, our chiropractors are often able to correct the cause of the problem while easing muscle tension, reducing pain, and improving range of motion.
Our chiropractic clinic helps patients recover from pain, discomfort, loss of mobility, and numbness after automobile accidents. We offer comprehensive rehabilitation services that focus on more than just pain relief – they also focus on helping patients regain their health and quality of life. If you’ve been involved in an auto accident Nashville, call our doctor's office today to find out how we can help you.