Car accidents are dangerous occurrences that can happen for any number of reasons. Like the reasons why an accident occurred, the injuries that can result from an accident also have wide variance. Injuries can range from minor ones that heal in days without medical aid to life-altering permanent physical disabilities. While certain safety precautions to mitigate the risk of injury can be taken, such as wearing a seatbelt, or having proper airbag security, sometimes injuries from a car accident are unavoidable. Often with car crashes, participants will feel as if they are uninjured only to have injuries from the incident manifest later on. This is why after any car collision, it is recommended you see a licensed professional in the medical field, such as Dr. Jesu Jacob. He offers expert car accident therapy in patchogue New York. Here are some of the most common injuries he deals with daily, resulting from car accidents.
This neck injury occurs at a certain speed in almost every car accident due to the physics of a car crash itself. Whiplash occurs when your head, quickly and forcefully, is thrown backward and then forward (or vice versa). This injury has its range of severity, where the motion can stretch the muscles and ligaments of the neck and cause soft tissue damage or damage the spine and discs in the neck. After imaging tests such as x-rays, MRIs, or CTs, treatment will be decided, and in most cases will consist of some form of physical therapy and pain management regimen.
Concussions occur from any trauma dealt to the head that causes the brain to shift and hit against the inside of the skull and cause injury. These injuries can cause cognitive issues that may manifest physically or mentally. A doctor will assess the severity of the concussion, and treatment options will be given from there, usually involving monitoring, rest, and pain management.
Car accidents can put enough force and pressure on the body needed to break a bone. Due to car design, often drivers tend to commonly break their legs/feet in severe enough accidents due to constriction placed upon them in that lower portion of the vehicle. Broken bones are treated by Orthopedic Surgeons, such as Dr. Jesu Jacob, and recovery time can vary.
Don’t let the pain from an accident stop you or a loved one from doing what they love. Find a solution! Contact Dr. Jesu Jacob for car accident therapy in patchogue to help diagnose and treat your discomfort today!