A traffic collision, motor vehicle collision, car accident, car crash or car smash occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, road, debris or other Auto & Work Injury.
Whenever an accident occurs, be it minor or major, the passengers not even realize whether they have been hurt or not, until weeks or months later when minor injuries develop into chronic headaches, long lasting pain or even arthritis. In fact, when such an incident takes place, people usually hurry in going home, ignoring the fact that they must be injured deeply. Hence, even non life threatening and small car accidents can have huge impact on the lives of the sufferer.
Types of injuries that are faced in result of such accidents include:
There are two main categories of head injury namely; focal injuries and diffuse injuries.
Focal Injuries: these are usually caused by direct blows to the head and consist of contusions, brain lacerations and hemorrhage leading to the formation of haematoma in the extradural, subarachnoid, subdural or intracerebral compartments within the head.
Diffuse Brain Injuries: these are usually caused by sudden movement of the head and cause diffuse axonal injury.
Spinal Cord Injury
The damage to this part of the body is caused when displaced bone fragments, disc material or ligaments bruise or tear into spinal cord tissue destroying axons. Damage to the spinal cord often results in a loss of function or feeling.
In a road accident a facial injury is common as it can be caused by steering of the wheel, dashboard, airbag, windshield, side window, car seats or shattered glass.
The impact of motor vehicle accident can cause internal injuries including injuries to bowels, kidneys, spleen, liver, lungs, heart or aorta. Pain in the whole body and in some specific areas might disclose having fractures in ribs causing puncture lungs and other internal organs. The internal injuries are life threatening, and should be taken care of. Furthermore, they should be treated as soon as possible.
Approach to such Accidents and actions taken for above injuries.
In case of persistent pain after complete treatment from a doctor and after being declared clear of all injuries, you must visit a chiropractor or Pain Management Institute. This will help you in treating those left over problems.
If these are not properly treated, then the discomfort will turn into continuous pain. The chiropractic approach includes treating injuries to use specific manual adjustments and manipulations to help revert the spine to the normal condition.
When a doctor treats such patients, they ask about the accident, symptoms and also your medical history. After this consultation they will recommend a course of treatment. The techniques that would be followed include, manual manipulation, controlled exercises, postural and lifestyle advices and ultrasound etc. If the injury is treated at its earliest then the inflammation and car tissue can be properly managed and taken care of. You must always pay heed to whatever pains you are facing after an accident and the best advice is to visit a chiropractor for help.