Advanced Spine Discusses Common Back Injuries
Being involved in a car accident can be traumatic in many ways. Not only do you have to deal with the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle, but a car accident can also result in serious injuries to the back. Some examples of injuries that may result from a car accident include:
- Axial bursts:
Occurs when multiple vertebrae in the cervical and lumbar regions disintegrate, which sometimes leads to a loss of mass in the ends of those regions in the vertebra.
- Bulging discs:
Occurs when the discs situated between the vertebrae push or squeeze out of their natural position.
- Compression fractures:
Occurs when part of the vertebra and spine compress downward.
- Dislocation fracture:
Occurs when the vertebra is fractured and the soft tissue from the around the disk moves into the damaged area.
- Herniated discs:
Occurs when the discs situated between the vertebrae break open during an accident, causing the inner cartilage to protrude outward.
- Flexion distraction fractures:
Occurs when the upper vertebra and the spinal cord bend forward in a violent fashion, typically caused by head-on crashes when the seatbelt holds the lower back and pelvis in place.
- Soft tissue bruising and tearing:
Occurs when the ligaments, tendons and/or muscles surrounding the vertebra is stretched or torn, thereby affecting the nerve endings and resulting in excruciating pain.
- Transverse process fractures:
Occurs when the vertebra and spine twist beyond their natural radius, resulting in a crosswise fracture.
With the help of Advanced Spine & Rehab, each of these back injuries resulting from a car accident can be effectively addressed. Whether through chiropractic care or through other forms of medical care, our doctors will help you recover from your car accident injuries.