Motor vehicle accidents
Motor vehicle accidents can cause a range of injuries and symptoms requiring medical treatment. Survivors of motor vehicle accidents should seek medical attention as soon as possible to avoid complications that could lead to serious illness.
Common Injuries From Motor Vehicle Accidents
A motor vehicle accident could cause the following injuries:
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Muscle strains and sprains
Broken ribs and other fractures
Scarring and disfigurement
Loss of limbs
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Emotional trauma leading to depression, anxiety, and PTSD
Slipped or herniated disc
Symptoms From Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents could cause many symptoms, including:
Reduced range of motion
Tingling or pins and needles sensation
Temporary and chronic pain
Nausea and vomiting
Blood in the urine
Difficulty with memory
Loss of feeling and touch
Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents
Car accidents may be caused by reckless driving, intoxicated driving, distracted driving, poor driving conditions, and fatigue. These causes may include:
Failure to stop at a stop sign
Driving the wrong way on a one-way street
Texting while driving
Distractions, such as eating breakfast, changing radio stations, and attending virtual meetings while driving
Intoxication with alcohol and legal or illegal drugs
Poor weather conditions, such as fog, snow, rain, hail, sleet, and black ice
The right treatment for survivors of motor vehicle accidents will depend on the severity of their symptoms and their unique condition. At Central Nevada Regional Care, patients may be treated with joint and soft tissue injections, pain management therapy, and occupational medicine.
Joint and soft tissue injections may help alleviate pain from soft tissue injuries. Injections offered at Central Nevada Regional Care include epidural injections, piriformis injections, sacroiliac joint injections, and trigger point injections.
Pain management therapy may encompass a range of treatments, such as hot and cold therapy, massage, acupuncture, cognitive behavior therapy, yoga, tai chi, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, meditation, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication, opioids, antidepressants, and beta-blockers.
Some motor vehicle accidents can cause long-term injury and illness that interferes with daily life and impairs a survivor’s ability to perform job duties. In these cases, occupational medicine could help the patient adjust to the demands of the workplace as they recover from their injuries.
Staff at Central Nevada Regional Care are also trained to help employers adapt the workplace to the limitations of injured employees involved in motor vehicle accidents. Occupational medicine can help both employers and injured employees create a plan that will meet their needs.
Some patients may need advanced treatment to address injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident. Advanced treatment for fractures, for example, may include chiropractic adjustment, physical therapy, and even surgery. Patients are encouraged to speak to their physician at Central Nevada Regional Care to learn more about obtaining advanced treatment for their injuries.
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