Common Injuries from a Car Accident

Common Injuries from a Car Accident

November 3rd, 2016
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by Dr. Travis Utter

There are many injuries that a person can incur after a car accident. The symptoms can range anywhere from annoying to excruciating, depending on the type and severity of the injury. Below are a few of the most common types of accident-related injuries:

  • Neck injuries – This type of injury is very common in car accidents because the neck is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body. Some of the common injuries pertaining to the neck include neck strain, disc injury, dislocation of the bone, and whiplash.
  • Back injuries – A back can easily develop sprains during a car accident. This injury is most common with people who are not wearing their seatbelts. Some victims experience herniated discs and fractured vertebrae. Back injuries are very painful and can limit a person’s movement significantly.
  • Spinal cord injuries – In severe cases of back injuries, the spinal cord can suffer injuries, including bone fragment displacement and tearing of the spinal cord tissue. Some people experience a loss of body function when their spinal cord becomes bruised.
  • Head injuries – These are most common in accidents that cause a person’s head to hit against an object. Head injuries can range from minor cuts and bruises to severe trauma to the brain. If the brain is injured, it can bleed and swell, which is very dangerous to the victim.
  • Facial and outer body injuries – Sometimes a passenger may hit against something in the car, but if the impact is small enough, they only suffer minor cuts and bruises on their face or other parts of their body. Outer injuries tend to become more severe based on the level of impact of the accident.

Accident injuries can have a significant negative impact on your well being and physical body, so it is important to address them as soon as possible to minimize your risks. One way to counter injuries is to visit a chiropractor, as they are doctors experienced in the field of neck and back injuries. They use treatment processes that encourage the body to heal fully and naturally, without exposing you to the risks and side effects associated with medication and surgery.

Dr. Travis Utter

Dr. Travis Utter attended Florida State University and graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2003, where he studied Communications and Science. A true passion for helping and healing others