When involved in a car accident, you are likely to suffer from many different types of injuries. Here is a look at some of the injury types that are most commonly associated with auto accidents.
Soft Tissue Damage
Your soft tissues are your body’s connective tissues, such as ligaments, muscles and tendons. When involved in a car accident, your soft tissues may be damaged. One of the most common types of soft tissue injuries associated with this type of accident is the whiplash. This is when the soft tissues of your neck and upper back are injured.
S Head Injuries
Head injuries may also occur when your car unexpectedly stops or changes direction. Impact with the side window or steering wheel can cause bruising, lacerations or even internal injuries to your head. It is also possible to experience damage to the skull. In more severe cases, brain damage is possible.
Scrapes and Cuts
Scrapes and cuts are also commonly associated with this type of trauma. Loose objects in your car can turn into projectiles, including coffee mugs, cell phones, books and GPS systems. Cuts and scrapes may occur when these items hit your body during an accident. These injuries are often minor and do not require medical attention, though some may require stitches.
If you are involved in a car accident, getting medical attention is absolutely essential. At Advanced Spine & Rehab, we will help you address your injuries in order to give you the best chance to enjoy a full recovery from the injuries you have sustained.