Exploring Common Car Accident Injuries

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... read more »

Treating Whiplash Following a Car Accident

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries associated with being involved in a car accident. Caused by a forceful and rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, whiplash is often treatable through a multi-pronged treatment plan. Here is a look at some of the most common methods used for treating whiplash.  Pain Management In order to reduce the amount of... read more »

Treating a Broken Tailbone Following a Car Accident

Car accidents are one of the main causes of tailbone injuries, but what exactly is the tailbone and how is an injury to this part of the body treated following an automobile accident? What is the Tailbone? The coccyx, commonly referred to as the “tailbone,” is a group of small bones that are located at the lower end of your... read more »

Treating a Broken Finger Following a Car Accident

When involved in a car accident, a number of injuries are possible. One of these possible injuries is a broken finger. While a broken finger may sound like a relatively simply injury, dealing with this type of break can really slow down your life and the things you can enjoy. After all, fingers allow you to hold onto things, to... read more »

Exploring Common Head Injuries from Car Accidents

When you are involved in a car accident, head injuries are a common occurrence. While head injuries can come in a variety of forms, here is a look at the types of head injuries that are most commonly associated with car accidents. Concussion A form of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, a concussion occurs when your brain strikes the inside... read more »

Treating a Broken Clavicle Following a Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident may sometimes result in a broken clavicle, more commonly referred to as a collarbone. Despite the name, the collarbone is not actually located in the neck. Rather, it consists of the two long, thin bones that connect your breastbone to your shoulder blades. Breaking this bone can create any of the following symptoms: Pain... read more »

X-Rays and Scans for Car Accident Victims

After being involved in a car accident, your doctor may wish to run one of several different types of tests. Many of these tests are designed to help determine the type and extent of internal injuries from which you are suffering. Learning more about these different types of tests can help you to be better prepared to undergo them while... read more »

Addressing a Broken Nose Following a Car Accident

Also referred to as a nasal fracture, a broken nose is a common facial injury that may occur from a car accident. Since your nose sticks out from your face, it is relatively easy to break.  Some of the signs that your nose was broken in a car accident include: Pain in the nose, particularly when touchedSwelling of the noseNosebleedMucus... read more »

Treating a Broken Thumb Following a Car Accident

When involved in a car accident, it is not uncommon for one of the resulting injuries to be treating a broken thumb. This is particularly true if the thumb is positioned in such a way that it is damaged when the airbag is deployed from the steering wheel. If your thumb is injured during a car accident, you will likely... read more »

Recovering from Broken Ribs Following a Car Accident

Broken ribs are among the many types of injuries that you may sustain when involved in a car accident. While some broken ribs may be simply cracked, others may be completely snapped in two. Either way, broken ribs can be quite uncomfortable and can lead to further complications if not cared for properly. Symptoms of Broken Ribs If you have... read more »