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Posted on 09-22-2016
When involved in a car accident, there are a number of different types of injuries that you may sustain. The most common injuries resulting from a car accident, however, are head, back and neck and injuries.
Not only are head injuries fairly common with car accidents, but they are also among the most serious type of injury. Drivers and passengers may hit their heads on dashboards, steering wheels, windows or other items in the car. This can result anything from a mild concussion to a coma or even a traumatic brain injury. Extensive treatment and long-term medical care is typically necessary to address these injuries.
Back injuries are also common for people who have been involved in a car accident. Damage to the spinal cord can lead to nerve damage, resulting in a reduced control over the arms, hands, legs, feet and other parts of the body. In some cases, it can lead to permanent paralysis. Herniated disks are also common back injuries associated with car accidents. While this is generally less serious than spinal damage, it can lead to muscle weakness, numbness, tingling sensations and arm or leg pain.
The most common neck injury associated with a car accident is whiplash, which is generally caused by sudden movement of the head and neck. Generalized neck pain, swelling and even temporary vocal cord paralysis are also neck-related injuries associated with car accidents.
If you have been involved in a car accident, contact Advanced Spine & Rehab for a full examination and treatment of the injuries you have sustained.
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