The Fallout Of A Bad Car Accident
While injuries from car accidents are as varied as they common, there is not always a direct correlation of the seriousness of the injuries sustained compared to the severity of the auto accident. Major accidents do tend to cause major injuries while minor accidents may result in little or no injury, but there is no general rule of thumb. And while some injuries may be immediately evident and require treatment immediately, others will not be readily apparent. This phenomenon can be attributed to protective hormones, secreted by the body in response to the trauma, commonly known as endorphins that act as natural pain killers. It is because of these endorphins you may not be immediately apparent that you have been injured. Car accident injuries often affect many parts of the body depending on many factors including the area of the car impacted and the severity of the crash. Listed below are a number of injuries commonly known to occur in auto accidents.
- Facial and head injuries: scrapes, bruises, lacerations, fractures, and dental injuries. Facial injuries are often caused by hitting the steering wheel, dashboard, airbag, windshield, side window, or car seats, or from shattered glass. Signs and symptoms of these injuries are usually evident.
- Brain injuries: concussions, post-concussion syndrome, and traumatic brain injuries. Concussions can be precursors to traumatic brain injury as are seizures, headaches, dizziness, inability to concentrate, loss of memory, depression, and anxiety. Brain injuries are often difficult to diagnose and may not be immediately evident.
- Neck injuries: sprains, strains, soft tissue (whiplash), neck strain, fractures, and cervical disc nerve compression (radiculopathy). Signs and symptoms include neck pain and limitation of head and neck movement, pain, numbness, tingling or weakness of the extremities or along the nerve, and disc injury. Early treatment is often effective for soft tissue injuries, but cervical disc involvement may not be immediately evident, and may require additional testing and surgical intervention to treat.
- Spine and back injuries: sprains, strains, soft tissue injuries, fractures, and disc injuries such as bulging or herniated discs. And much like neck injuries, back injuries are not always immediately evident and can often take time and additional testing to determine the nature and extent of the injuries. Signs and symptoms can include pain, numbness, tingling, arm or leg weakness, paralysis, difficulty breathing, and loss bladder or bowl control.
- Shoulder and arm injuries: lacerations, sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, rotator cuff injuries. Injuries are usually immediately evident.
- Leg, Knee and Foot injuries: lacerations, sprains, strains, fractures, joint dislocations, and injuries to the lower extremities including ligaments, hips, knees, or feet.
- Psychological injuries: short and long term emotional trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety are common occurrences.
It is important to seek medical treatment if you have sustained any obvious injuries in a car accident, and you should seek medical treatment if you experience any of the above listed signs and symptoms.
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