Each year, there are millions of car accidents. Many people walk away without any injuries, but sometimes, there are lasting impacts.

Many injuries can be very serious and require immediate hospitalization. Other injuries might seem minor at the time but can become more serious as time passes. Where the person was sitting, how the impact happened, and speed are keys.

Injury Categories 

There are two main types of injury categories, impact injuries and penetrating injuries. Impact injuries are things like hitting a knee on a dashboard. Penetrating injuries can be cuts and scrapes from loose glass or other objects. Both can be serious.

The most common injury is to soft tissue like muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Whiplash is when the neck or upper back snaps forwards and backwards suddenly. This can cause neck muscle and ligament damage. It can also cause headaches.

Force can also cause mid and lower back problems including sprains, strains, and spasms.

The same force can also cause problems for arms and legs. An impact can mean sudden movements of the arms and legs, maybe against the door or dashboard. The impact can slam knees into the dashboard or other seats. This can cause sprains, tears, or breaks.

Treating Car Accident Injuries

It is important to seek treatment after any car accident. Some injuries might seem minor or non-existent, however, there might be internal damage. Any loss of consciousness or broken bones always require immediate medical attention.

Many cases of whiplash heal themselves over time with rest and over-the-counter medications. More serious cases might require physical therapy, chiropractic care, injections, or maybe even surgery.

Minor knee and leg injuries might also improve on their own over time, but there might also be ligament, tendon, kneecap, or other problems which require help from a medical professional.

Injuries to the back and spine can be very delicate and you should seek help from a professional. There are many non-surgical options that could make you feel better.

B3 Medical in Tampa has the resources and tools to treat your pain. We have physicians to help you maintain your overall health as well as specialists in non-surgical knee pain relief, chiropractic care, and physical therapy.

We have special programs for auto accident victims which combine the experience, expertise, understanding, and compassion of the entire team at B3 Medical in Tampa Bay. We will help you not only with your physical recovery, but also with your insurance forms and communications with other involved parties. Contact us today.