More than 25% of all car drivers will be involved in car accidents over the next five years.
So over the next five years, you have a 1 in 4 chance of being involved in a car accident.
The odds of you being injured in a car accident are just as high.
Some car accident injuries will resolve themselves within a few days, while other more serious injuries could result in a physical disability.
In the article below, we will talk about common car accident injuries in Garden City.
Table Of Contents
- Head Injuries
- Spine Neck and Back Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Psychological Injuries
- Chest Injuries
- Contact The Arrowhead Clinic of Garden City
Head injuries are typically caused by your head hitting the steering wheel, the windshield, or a side window.
A traumatic brain injury can occur when brain function is disrupted by a traumatic event and can range from mild to very severe.
Mild TBIs usually take the form of a concussion that can heal itself in a few weeks, while more severe TBIs can result in permanent cognitive impairment.
Fractures to the skull, facial fractures, lacerations, and bruises, also occur during car accidents, potentially causing permanent or long-lasting damage.
Spine, Neck And Back Injuries
Whiplash is a prevalent car accident injury to the neck.
The impact that occurs during a car accident extends your head and neck outside of its normal range of motion, straining the ligaments and tendons.
Whiplash is a soft tissue injury that can be difficult to diagnose.
If you're having any neck or upper back pain, you should see a chiropractor to rule it out.
Severe injuries to the spine can result in paralysis or death can also occur in car accidents but are far less common.
Your wrists, arms, ankles, legs, and ribs can all be broken during a car accident.
Some breaks can be treated with a cast and won't result in any long term damage.
Severe breaks often require surgery and may never return to normal.
Psychological injuries can often be the most damaging of all.
PTSD is the most common psychological injury that many people experience after a very severe car accident.
The National Center for PTSD has conducted studies that have shown that around 9% of car accident survivors will develop PTSD.
Depression and anxiety may also result from physical injuries that limit your daily functioning.
Chest injuries are also prevalent after car accidents.
Chest injuries usually take the form of contusions and bruises or broken ribs and internal injuries.
Contact with the steering wheel causes many of the chest injuries caused during car accidents.
Your body will also experience a high level of force against the seat belt, which can cause severe bruising.
Contact The Arrowhead Clinic of Garden City
These are some of the most common injuries are patients in Garden city suffer after car accidents.
And remember, even though you might feel fine after an accident doesn't mean you're injury-free.
Depending on your injury, it could take hours, days, weeks, or even months for symptoms to start appearing.
Chiropractors are specially trained to treat many car accident injuries.
If you're ever in a car accident, it's best to seek chiropractic care even if you don't think you need it.
Our Garden City, GA Car Accident Chiropractor can diagnose any injuries you might have and design a treatment plan tailored to your needs.
If you were recently involved in a car accident and you'd like to see a chiropractor, click the button below.
The chiropractors at the Arrowhead Clinic in Garden City will get you taken care of.