Brain and Neck Injury
The one commonality to these injuries is that there is almost a combination of body and brain trauma that often present with similar symptoms. Many individuals who have injuries related to motor vehicle accidents and/or concussions have physical, emotional, and mental struggles that require a multidisciplinary approach to fully rehabilitate. National Hockey League star Sidney Crosby provides an excellent example of a neck injury being confused with a concussion, and going undiagnosed for months (Full Story courtesy of TSN).
These cases require health care providers that are skilled and experienced with MVA or sport concussion related injuries and symptoms. Quite often, dizziness, nausea, imbalance, and other symptoms are the result of both neck and brain injury. Because of this, a full evaluation of the neck should be done on any person suffering from a concussion.
Whiplash and Back Pain
Whiplash is the term used to describe a neck injury sustained during a sudden impact. Like the cracking of a whip, the neck can violently snap back and forth causing injury to soft tissues, joints, and can even fracture vertebrae. Whiplash is the most common cause of neck pain following a car accident, with back pain following closely behind.
Not Sure if You Need Care?
Fortunately, all car accident related injuries are covered by auto insurance regardless of who is at fault. Physical Therapy, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Medical Advice, Massage and many more treatment options are available at no cost to the injured party. If you have any questions about this process, please contact us.