Auto accidents can cause many different injuries, to virtually any part of your body, depending on the circumstances of the crash and the severity of the impact. If you've been injured in an auto accident, don't hesitate to contact us at In-Motion PT. We take patients on a lien basis and give the highest quality of care.
Brain and Head Injuries
One of the most common and debilitating injuries suffered by drivers and passengers is an acquired brain injury caused by the head being hit or hitting an object violently (called a traumatic brain injury). Symptoms can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the extent of damage to the brain and the area effected. Even when there is no visible sign of trauma (i.e., cuts or bruises), the brain may have been jostled inside the skull due to the force of impact causing bruising, bleeding and swelling of the brain.
Another common form of injury from a car accident is neck injuries, which can occur in more mild forms such as whiplash and neck strain, to more serious injuries like cervical dislocation and disc injury.
Spinal Cord Injuries
The damage to the spinal cord is caused when displaced bone fragments, disc material, or ligaments bruise or tear into spinal cord tissue, destroying axons, the part of our nerve cells that carry signals up and down the spinal cord between the brain and the rest of the body. Damage to the spinal cord often results in a loss of function or feeling.
The lower back is the most common site of back injuries, including sprains and strains, herniated discs and fractured vertebrae. These injuries can cause pain and limit your mobility Sometimes the symptoms of even the most serious back injuries can take some time to show up after an accident. Unfortunately, back injury can cause long lasting pain and discomfort.
In a car accident, injuries to the face are common and can be caused by the steering wheel, dashboard, airbag, windshield, side window, car seats or shattered glass. These injuries range in severity from scrapes and bruises, to laceration and fractures, even serious disorders affecting the jaw and serious dental injuries.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Injuries from a Slip and Fall
When you have a sudden fall, be it at home or in a public space, you may be lucky enough to brush it off as clumsiness. Unfortunately, some people endure traumatic falls that lead to severe pain and limitations. Some of which might have occurred at a grocery store, coffee shop, retail shop or the workplace.
In-Motion PT can provide you with the therapy and care you need. After a slip and fall accident, you need to treat your injuries to prevent long-term damage. Don’t wait contact In-Motion PT and get help today.
Injuries from falls can include:
- Muscle sprain
- Muscle strain
- Herniated disc