A car accident is accompanied with a number of issues. Besides looking for who is to be accused, the victims have to answer questions of the police or the insurance company. Your car may be damaged or you may to undergo some physical injuries during the course of an accident. Some common injuries during car accidents include head, brain, neck, knee, wrist or spinal cord injuries.
Amongst all the injuries which one may undergo during a Twin Cities car accident, whiplash is considered as the most common one. Unfortunately, many people do not give much importance to it. Let us say you are driving down Hennepin Avenue, Brooklyn Blvd., Franklin Avenue or even Highway 694 and you are hit by another driver and your neck is violently twisted, stretched, pushed back and forth and you have just experienced a Whiplash. You should know that whiplash is a serious problem here in the Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding cities and deserves proper attention.
Whiplash implies injury of the soft tissues which are formed of nerves, ligaments, and muscles. You may experience pain in the neck and problems in moving the neck and head as a result of a whiplash injury. If you experience this type of injury, a trained chiropractor may prescribed different types of treatments depending on the extent of your injury.
Head and neck injuries can also occur during a car accident. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most serious injuries that one can face in an accident. This brain injury takes place when the brain is hit. As you may know, brain injuries can lead to permanent or momentary problems pertaining to the brain and its proper functioning. TBI may cause skull fractures, or may also damage the nerves.
Diagnosis of such brain injuries is also a difficult thing. You can get the diagnosis of such injuries through CT scan and MRI. Some common symptoms of brain injuries include seizures, headaches, dizziness, lack of concentration, memory loss, or anxiety.
Another serious and common injury during a car accident is Back Injury. You may hurt your intervertebral disks, cervical discs, thoracic, mid-back, discs and lumbar lower back, and disks in a car accident. In the worst case scenario, such injuries may lead to permanent disability. Some symptoms of spinal injury are arm or leg weakness, pralysis, difficulty in breathing, numbness, tingling, and abnormal bowel or bladder control. Such disc injuries may call for surgery.
Besides, one may also hurt the internal organs during car accidents. You may hurt your kidneys, spleen, liver, lungs, heart. In addition, ribs fracture is also a common injury that you may face as a result of a car accident. Car accident victims of the Twin Cities (Minneapolis, Saint Paul) and surrounding communities (Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Maple Grove, Champlin, etc,) frequently get hurt on the spleens or the lungs. You may also get injuries on the forearms, arms, shoulders, wrists and fingers.
This article is to provide a brief overview of Car Accidents and their effects, if you would like more information please call 763-560-07500 or got to http://www.solichiropractic.com