Common car accident injuries, and what you can do about them

Posted on: February 19th, 2016 by Forbin Admin


Here at Horizon Rehab, we see patients for a wide variety of diagnoses and reasons. Ones that we see all-too-often are ailments caused by car accidents. For today’s blog, we’re going to talk about some common injuries that result from car wrecks, and how we can help alieve them!

  • Headaches


It’s common to have some form of head pain after a car accident. For the most part, these pains will fade away after a week or two as the body heals itself. But, that’s not always the case. If the headache persists for more than six weeks or if it becomes worse, there may be an underlying factor, such as damage to the neck, spine, shoulder or even head trauma itself. We offer a number of treatments that can help headaches that persist after an accident, including head trauma.


  • Lower back pain


This is by far one of the most prevalent injuries we see from car accidents. Because such tremendous forces at work during a wreck, soft tissue is torn apart and bones are shattered. This makes spinal injuries far more likely, which can result in lower back pain. Often, the victim of a wreck must have immediate surgery. Horizon Rehab also offers therapy for those who are recovering from back surgery.


  • Neck and shoulder pain


Pain to the neck and shoulders can result from whiplash, and the forceful trauma from impact can cause your shoulder bones to break. If you reached out your arm to brace for impact, you may have also broken your collarbone. We can help with recovery from these types of injuries.


  • Muscle sprains and strains


High-impact crashes can certainly leave you feeling sore, and this can happen because of sprains and strains to your muscles. These occur when a muscle or ligament is torn, or if they were overstretched during the accident. Helping out with sprained and strained muscles is just one of the things we do here.


Remember, you don’t have to live with pain after a car accident. We’ve seen these types of injuries before, and we know how to treat them!

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