Auto Accident Injury Treatment
Every year, over 2 million people are injured in automobile accidents. Research shows that car accidents, even at low speeds, can cause damage that creates many problems for the person for many years down the road if not treated properly. According to the CDC, crash injuries in 2012 totaled $18 billion dollars in lifetime medical costs as well as an estimated $33 billion in Lifetime work lost. Injuries such as herniated discs, neck and lower back sprains are just a few of the serious injuries that can occur. Unfortunately, many people involved in an accident think they are fine and do not seek help. This mistake many times leads to a lifetime of troubles. There is ample research illustrating that even at low speeds, severe back, neck and shoulder injuries can occur.
Injuries Caused by Motor Vehicle Accidents
One of the most common injuries caused in a Motor Vehicle Accident is a herniated disc. When an accident occurs, small fluid filled balloon like cushions between the vertebrae, which are called “discs”, can shift out of place. When this happens, and depending on the severity, is known as a herniated, bulging or slipped disc. When the disc “slips” out of place, this puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the spinal column and the nerves exiting the spinal column causing a myriad of symptoms such as extreme pain in the neck, back, arms legs, and shoulders.
Back and neck strains and sprains can also occur as a result of an accident. A strain is an injury to the muscles or tendons in the back, caused by the body being twisted irregularly during the accident. A sprain, on the other hand, is an injury to the ligaments that support the back. Symptoms can include pain, bruising and swelling.
If you or a loved one is involved in an automobile accident, it is vitally important that you get checked immediately. Once you have been properly diagnosed, treatment can begin and may save you months and even years of discomfort, lost wages, and reduced quality of life.
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