Common Injuries from a Car Accident

by Dr. Travis Utter
October 1st, 2016

Common Car Accident Injuries

There are many injuries that a person can incur after a car accident. The most common types of auto accident related injuries are head injuries, facial injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, spinal cord injuries, and outer body injuries. The symptoms can range anywhere from annoying to excruciating, depending on the type and severity of the injury.

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.

firefighter putting neck brace on accident victim

Chiropractic Care Can Help

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.