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Motor Vehicle Injuries

Motor vehicle accidents can cause a variety of serious injuries. Car accident injuries are typically due to slamming into another vehicle or object, a rollover accident or being cut from broken glass or torn metal. A frontal crash can cause injury to the head, neck, chest, legs and feet. A side-impact crash can cause injury to the head and pelvis. According to the NHTSA, the head, neck, pelvis, abdomen, legs, knees and feet are the most common parts of the body to be injured in a motor vehicle collision.

The most frequent motor vehicle injuries are:

  • Brain and head injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Diaphragm rupture
  • Pelvis and abdominal injuries
  • Leg and knee injuries
  • Foot injuries

Impact to the head can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI). It may be mild to severe. Head injuries also include jaw fractures and facial fractures.

Whiplash is the most common injury incurred in a car crash. The neck stretches back and forth quickly, causing soft tissue injury to the neck or lower back.

The crushing impact of a crash can fracture ribs and the breastbone, even with the use of airbags and safety belts. A diaphragm injury can also occur due to blunt trauma to the lower chest. Pelvis and abdominal injuries include injury to the kidneys, spleen and liver.

Leg and knee injuries are usually crush injuries, ranging from contusions and fractures to meniscus tears. Ankles and feet can be easily sprained, strained or fractured in an auto accident.

Auto Injury Physical Therapy Services

Without proper rehabilitation, injuries from a car accident can be devastating. Physical therapy is an important part of the overall recovery process. Physical therapy can help reduce pain and swelling through a wide variety of techniques. A physical therapist will do a full evaluation to determine physical condition, pain level and limits. Stretching physical therapy exercises may be done to improve range of motion. Ice and heat therapy, ultrasound and manual manipulation may also be done to get the patient on the road to recovery. For more information, Contact Us today at Irving, Euless, Grapevine, colleyville, highland park & grapevine,TX Centers for a consult.

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