What are auto accident injuries?

Auto accident injuries occur when you’re involved in a collision on the road, at work, or in off-road pursuits. They can cause devastating injuries, and serious auto accidents cause numerous deaths — around 38,000 in the United States each year.

If you have a severe injury like a fracture or spinal cord damage, you need emergency hospital treatment. These injuries also require months of follow-up treatment and physical therapy.

You can also suffer injuries in minor collisions. You might not even realize you’re hurt that badly, to begin with, because hormones like adrenaline (which your body releases in traumatic situations) mask the pain.

Whether you need help recovering from surgery because of a major auto accident injury or you’re suffering less serious damage, the Onesource Sports Neuro Rehab team can help.

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What are some typical auto accident injuries?

There are many ways you could hurt yourself in an auto accident. Some of the more common problems the team at Onesource Sports Neuro Rehab sees include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Meniscus tears in the knee
  • Labral tears in the hips and shoulders
  • Tendon strains or ruptures
  • Ligament injuries
  • Headaches
  • Lower back pain
  • Sciatica (nerve compression in the lower back)
  • Whiplash (neck pain)
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Leg and arm pain
  • Neuropathy (nerve pain)

The Onesource Sports Neuro Rehab team performs a thorough exam to determine the cause of your symptoms following an auto accident. You might need X-rays, an ultrasound or CT scan, or an MRI to assess the damage in detail.

What treatment would I need for an auto accident injury?

The treatment your auto accident injury requires depends on what damage you sustain and how severe. Options include:

  • Manual manipulation
  • Physical therapy
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Osteopractic therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Laser therapy
  • Stretching and strengthening
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Taping
  • Bracing
  • Therapeutic ultrasound
  • TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
  • Spinal decompression

These treatments, in the right combination, help your body heal without putting undue stress on the damaged tissues. You might also benefit from occupational therapy, which helps you with the challenges of daily living following an auto accident injury.

Without treatment, even a seemingly minor injury could become a chronic problem, causing weakness, instability, and long-term pain.

If you’re in an auto accident or recovering from surgery after a collision and need expert rehabilitation, talk to the experts at Onesource Sports Neuro Rehab. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.