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Common Car Accident Injuries and How To Get Relief

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By 911 Pain Management | September 15th, 2023 | Pain Management

From minor fender benders to major pile-ups, there are all sorts of car accidents, and the injuries sustained during these accidents can range from something minor, like bruising, to something life-changing, like paralysis. 

Keep reading to learn more about common Texas car accident injuries.

Soft Tissue Injuries

The most common type of injury seen following a car accident in Texas is soft tissue injuries. This includes things like scrapes and cuts and also bruising and soreness. Oftentimes, soft tissue damage sustained in a car accident will heal on its own. However, in other cases, follow-up treatment, like stitches, may be needed.

Broken Bones

Broken bones are another common injury seen in car accidents. Like other types of injuries, broken bones can range from minor issues to serious health problems. For instance, while healing a broken finger might be a bit inconvenient, healing a broken leg can severely hamper your ability to carry out everyday tasks or even work. 

Whiplash

Whiplash is a type of injury that is usually associated with car accidents, and with good reason. When you are involved in a car accident, you go from traveling at a steady rate to suddenly stopping and being thrown in a new direction. 

That sudden change in motion can cause whiplash, an injury to the neck. Whiplash can usually be healed using things like hot and cold treatments.

Head Injuries

Unfortunately, head injuries can be particularly dangerous. Alongside things like cuts and bruising, concussions are one of the most common types of head injuries seen in car crashes. A concussion is an injury to the head caused by a blow to the head or other violent force on the head, including sudden movement. 

In more extreme cases, car accident victims may suffer from brain bruising or other severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

Spinal Injuries

Like your brain, your spine is another key component of your body’s ability to function, so injuries to the back and spine can be particularly impactful. Your spine can be sprained or strained, or you may suffer a spinal fracture or herniated disc. In extreme cases, spinal injuries can lead to partial or full paralysis. While minor spinal injuries can heal on their own, others will require life-long care.

Burns

The engine in traditional vehicles runs on combustion: burning fuel. That combustion doesn’t just make your engine hot enough to burn skin, it can also spark fires in an accident. 

Fires and hot engine parts can cause serious burn injuries following vehicle collisions. 

Learn More About Car Accident Injury Treatment at 911 Pain Management Clinic

Following a car accident injury, it isn’t always clear whether we can heal on our own or we should see a doctor. If you want to know more about the treatment used for car accident injuries, you can come see our physician at 911 Pain Management for help.

Do you need to know more about the treatments needed following car accident injuries? Come see us at 911 Pain Management Clinic for answers.

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