The Three Most Common Car Accident Injuries

Getting into a car accident brings its usual headaches of dealing with the insurance companies and getting your car repaired, but you also experience the physical aches and pains of it. Most injuries don’t rear their ugly heads until days after the accident. In many cases, people are not even sure if the pain they are experiencing is connected with the accident or not. It’s smart to always get checked out and seek treatment for any possible injury that may have occurred.


Whiplash is one of the most common injuries found after being in a car accident. You may experience neck pain and stiffness along with a loss of range of motion. Headaches are also very common to have after encountering sudden impact. Many people don’t realize that whiplash can cause fatigue, anxiety and even memory disturbance.


Another common injury from a car accident is back pain. This pain may range from mild to severe. The spine has three areas that could be affected: cervical vertebrae (neck), thoracic vertebrae (upper back), and the lumbar vertebrae (lower back). Discs, muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves surround each of these areas. People experience limited movement, swelling, bruising, tenderness or an overall ability to perform normal day activities.


Inner ear pain is also another injury that can occur from the sudden impact causing tissue lacerations and inflammation. This injury is often one that is delayed. You may experience ringing in your ears, vertigo, dizziness, nausea and general hearing problems. The peripheral vestibular system, which is located in the inner ear, plays a major role in balance and letting the brain know a sense of body motion.


Massage therapy is one of the best treatments to relieve the aches and pains caused by a car accident by relaxing the muscles, restoring flexibility and releasing any trigger points. Each treatment plan is tailored individually and focuses on the areas of discomfort.


The Mend specializes in therapeutic auto injury recovery in the Twin Cites area providing exceptional care with a stress-free environment you deserve after an accident to get you healed and back to the every day activities you enjoy. Visit www.themendmn.com for more information or to schedule your appointment.


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