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Car Accident Neck Injury Treatment

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Neck Injury is the most Com­mon Type of Car Acci­dent Injury.
Why get­ting med­ical atten­tion right after after a car acci­dent is so import?

Stages of Injury

Not every acci­dent pro­duces an injury.  It is not uncom­mon for acci­dent vic­tims to leave the scene of the acci­dent feel­ing that they were unin­jured and then wake up the next day or two days lat­er with extreme sore­ness, tight­ness or mus­cle spasm. A study in the Jour­nal of Bone and Joint Surgery stat­ed that “…an indi­vid­ual involved in a motor vehi­cle acci­dent is near­ly 7‑times more like­ly to suf­fer neck degen­er­a­tion with­in 7‑years of the acci­dent…” than indi­vid­u­als that have not been involved in an auto accident.

What is the Goal?

The goal of imme­di­ate med­ical care is to return the injured to com­plete, healthy func­tion there­by reduc­ing this increased risk of long term pain.

Neck Injury

Judy Fortin, for­mer CNN anchor and med­ical cor­re­spon­dent, guides you through impor­tant infor­ma­tion to help max­i­mize your loved one’s recov­ery. Lee Woodruff adds prac­ti­cal advice — her hus­band, Bob Woodruff of ABC News, was injured in a bomb blast in Iraq and sus­tained a trau­mat­ic brain injury. The video chap­ters take you through the ini­tial stages of what to do when a loved one has recent­ly sus­tained a spinal cord injury, explains the anato­my of the spinal cord, offers an expla­na­tion of spinal cord injury types and clas­si­fi­ca­tions, tests and pro­ce­dures, and, final­ly, how to get the sup­port you need. Watch and share them with friends or loved ones going through a spinal cord injury.

Neck Injury Video

Herniated Disc or Bulging Disc Video

Herniated Disc or Bulging Disc Video

A cer­vi­cal ver­te­bra is frac­tured by trau­ma, such as in a car acci­dent that jars the head, or any oth­er sig­nif­i­cant cer­vi­cal injury, the spinal cord can be dam­aged, pos­si­bly result­ing in not only cer­vi­cal pain but dif­fer­ent types of impaired func­tion­ing depend­ing on which cer­vi­cal ver­te­bra has been injured. 

What is a Whiplash?

Whiplash occurs when a sud­den, jar­ring move­ment of the head is sus­tained back­ward, for­ward or even to the side. It desta­bi­lizes the spine and caus­es severe pain.  Some of indi­ca­tors are: • Blurred vision • Neck pain • Headaches • Dizzi­ness • Shoul­der pain • Reduced range of motion in the neck • Arm pain • Neck stiff­ness • Low back pain

Speed & Whiplash

Whiplash can occur in sud­den changes of speed of only 2.5 miles per hour! The stan­dards in auto­mo­bile bumpers are made to with­stand dam­age at 5 mph.  But the human body does not with­stand dam­age at this speed (or any speed for that mat­ter). As a result the occu­pant of the vehi­cle suf­fers many forms of neck, back and spinal injuries.

Soft Tissue Injury

Often times, injuries incurred dur­ing an auto acci­dent can­not be seen exter­nal­ly, such as soft tis­sue injuries (injuries to mus­cles, lig­a­ments and discs) and can heal with scar tis­sue which can hurt years lat­er. The dam­age to the spine can lead to recur­ring headaches, neck pain, stiff­ness, chron­ic mus­cle ten­sion and spasms, low­er back pain, spinal disc degen­er­a­tion, inflamed arthri­tis, sore and tight inflex­i­ble mus­cles, greater chance of repeat injury and aid in poor posture.

Minor Scrapes and Bruises

In a car acci­dent, injuries to the face are com­mon and can be caused by con­tact with the steer­ing wheel, dash­board, airbag, wind­shield, side win­dow, car seats or shat­tered glass. These injuries can range in sever­i­ty from scrapes and bruis­es, to lac­er­a­tion and frac­tures, even seri­ous dis­or­ders affect­ing the jaw and seri­ous den­tal injuries.

Minor Laceration and Fractures

The weak­est part of an auto­mo­bile is the win­dows and wind­shield. Often times, the glass of an auto­mo­bile will break in even minor auto­mo­bile inci­dents. Bro­ken glass in a car acci­dent, as well as the intro­duc­tion of any sharp object as a result of two cars col­lid­ing, can cause severe cuts and lac­er­a­tions. Cuts and lac­er­a­tions can be more seri­ous than you think, so you should seek imme­di­ate med­ical treat­ment to ensure the injury is treat­ed prop­er­ly. With­out imme­di­ate treat­ment, cuts and lac­er­a­tions can become infect­ed; as such, it’s impor­tant to take good care of these injuries to avoid it becom­ing worse.

Long Lasting Pain and Discomfort

Even in slow-speed car acci­dents that result in minor dam­age to the vehi­cles involved, the bod­ies of both the dri­vers and pas­sen­gers can still suf­fer sig­nif­i­cant trau­ma. Most car acci­dents result in what some might con­sid­er minor injuries (i.e., are not life-threat­en­ing). This does not mean that those who sur­vive a car acci­dent with minor injuries will not have last­ing effects; some “minor” car acci­dent injuries can result in long-last­ing pain.

Emotional Stress

Emo­tion­al injuries are the emo­tion­al reac­tions expe­ri­enced by injured auto acci­dent victim(s). The emo­tion­al reac­tions, also called emo­tion­al injuries, can include (but are not lim­it­ed to) fear, depres­sion, with­draw­al, sad­ness, unhap­pi­ness, frus­tra­tion, hope­less­ness, anger and irritability.

Traumatic Brain Injury

A Trau­mat­ic Brain Injury is an injury to the brain that results from an exter­nal force, or trau­ma, to the head. In essence, it is a head injury that caus­es dam­age to the brain. The “exter­nal force” can be a direct blow to the head such as hit­ting the floor in a fall acci­dent or strik­ing the steer­ing wheel in a car accident. 

Were you or a loved one involved in a Car Accident ?

  • Seek Med­ical Care As Soon As Possible
  • Noti­fy the Insur­ance Provider if your Loved One Cannot
  • Be Aware of Time Lim­its to Your Finan­cial Claim
  • Pro­tect the Legal Rights

Our Attorneys Can Help, No Matter the Injury

  • Bro­ken Bones: Per­son­al injury cas­es often involve bro­ken bones sus­tained from acci­dents like slips, falls, or car col­li­sions, lead­ing to poten­tial long-term pain and impaired mobility.
  • Facial Injuries: Per­son­al injuries to the face, such as lac­er­a­tions or frac­tures, can result from var­i­ous inci­dents like dog bites or vehi­cle crash­es, caus­ing both phys­i­cal and emo­tion­al distress.
  • Neck Injuries: Whiplash or oth­er neck injuries stem­ming from car acci­dents or work­place inci­dents can cause last­ing dis­com­fort and may require exten­sive med­ical treat­ment or rehabilitation.
  • Back Injuries: Per­son­al injury vic­tims can expe­ri­ence back injuries like her­ni­at­ed discs or spinal cord dam­age due to acci­dents, often result­ing in chron­ic pain and reduced qual­i­ty of life.
  • Child Injuries: Young chil­dren may suf­fer per­son­al injuries, such as head trau­ma or bro­ken bones, in acci­dents like play­ground mishaps or car crash­es, caus­ing emo­tion­al and finan­cial strain on families.
  • Wrong­ful Death: The trag­ic loss of a loved one due to some­one else’s neg­li­gence or wrong­ful act can lead to per­son­al injury claims for wrong­ful death, help­ing fam­i­lies seek jus­tice and finan­cial com­pen­sa­tion for their loss.

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