Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and injuries that result in chiropractic adjustment account for over 2.35 million incidents each year – many that can lead to pain management treatments for lower back pain, pinched nerves, and whiplash.
Here’s what to look for after a car or motorcycle accident:
Everyone who has ever watched a movie or tv show knows that neck, back, and spine pain is common in car collisions, but these injuries are not to be taken lightly. Often the impact and force of accidental collision can cause the tissue that pads the vertebrae along the spine to tear, slip out of place, or rupture. Medical professionals refer to this diagnosis as a herniated disc, a condition that puts tremendous pressure on the spine and inflames the surrounding nerves, causing severe pain, tingling in fingers and toes, numbness, and loss of motor skill control in your arms or legs.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES
In the event of an accidental collision, your head might whip forward then back against the headrest in the blink of an eye. In some cases your head might even strike something inside the vehicle, impacting your brain. Any impact in this nature is referred to as traumatic brain injury or “TBI.” TBI can result in life long irreparable damage to how your brain works. These injuries, while not always apparent in the days following an accident, can manifest in many ways. The injured may notice that they have become increasingly forgetful, or their personality may begin to change. Radical mood swings are also common, often becoming quick to anger, less patient, or more irritable.
If a driver or passenger happens to strike their knee into the dashboard, this kind of direct trauma can result in many different types of injuries, such as a shattered knee cap, reduced mobility, and persistent pain from damaged cartilage inside the knee. A similar injury will occur if the driver is forced to abruptly slam on the brakes to avoid a collision, forcefully compressing the knee. These painful conditions typically required surgery to treat and pain management sessions for rehabilitation.
If you are thrown forward due to the impact of a car collision, the seat belt can cause severe damage to your shoulder. Often twisting your body quickly as the belt engages to keep you secure in the seat. This pressure can cause multiple injuries to the shoulder ranging from shoulder strains to deep to severe ligament tears that will require surgery and rehabilitation to repair.
Shoulder injuries can be among the most difficult injuries to suffer in car accidents because your quality of life can be dramatically reduced due to the lack of use of one arm.
The moment you suffer a traumatic event, you carry the mental picture of the moment around for weeks, months, and sometimes years. The mental and emotional states of the victim are often deeply affected. Resulting in newly developed phobias or inability to function.
These new fears can cause an accident victim to become housebound, unable to drive without suffering anxiety, or fearful to even ride in a car or walk along the sidewalk. Psychologists have techniques to help accident victims overcome phobias before they get a chance to take root so be sure to seek psychological care as soon as possible for treatment.
About Regional Medical Group
Regional Medical Group (RMG) is a team of highly qualified accident doctors and medical staff who have teamed up with an extensive network of chiropractors that specialize in the treatment and care of patients who have been injured in any form of automobile accident, motorcycle accident, semi-truck accident, Uber auto accident, Lyft auto accident, slip-and-fall, or other work-related accidents. Regional Medical Group helps patients focus on injury treatment without the stress of how to pay for it.
Regional Medical Group is standing by to help with its remarkable network of chiropractors by finding its patients a ‘chiropractor near me’. For more information visit Regional Medical Group online at RegionalMedicalGroup.com or call today.
Regional Medical Group is your one-stop solution for accidental injury care.