TYPES OF BACK INJURIES CAUSED BY CAR ACCIDENTS

Guest Blogger Dr Boris Nektalov is a New York City Chiropractor that helps patients involved in Car Accidents that caused back injuries.

Automobile accidents occur every day. Unfortunately, back injuries are among the most common injuries suffered as a result of automobile accidents. Even a minor accident can cause back injuries, in part because the human body simply isn’t designed to absorb the lightest impact of a car accident. 

TYPES OF BACK INJURIES CAUSED BY CAR ACCIDENTS


While the tremendous forces that are created during a car accident are enough to treat apart the soft tissues in the back and shatter bones, whiplash is also responsible for more than one million car accident back injuries can lead to long term pain and disability in those affected.
Disc injuries: The spine is a column of small bones called vertebrae which are separated into three sections – cervical, thoracic, and the lumbar. In between the vertebra is small cushions of cartilage known as intervertebral disks. It is these disks which can be injured in a car accident. Most common diagnosis following the car accident is herniated disk, which occurs with disc material ruptures to the point that the gel within the disk (the nucleus pulposus) pushes outward. This can also cause pain and numbness due to the irritation of the nerves.
Thoracic and Lumbar spine injuries and spinal cord injuries: The most common fractures of the spine occur in the thoracic (midback) and lumbar spine (lower back). These fractures are typically caused by high-velocity accidents, such as a car crash or fall from height. Fractured or non-fractured spine can cause spinal cord injury after car accident, due excessive spinal pressure (compression), spinal bruising (contusion), lacerations, and a simple inflammation can cause spinal cord pressure. Most common symptoms are pain, numbness/loss of sensation, loss of muscle control.

 

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