By the end of 2018, almost 76,000 people had been injured in motor vehicle accidents in Michigan according to the Michigan State Police. Such a high number means that Battle Creek, Michigan, residents could very likely be injured in this way. However, you won’t have to go far to have your injuries treated. There are three common motor vehicle accident injuries that can be treated right here in Battle Creek.
One common car accident injury that can be treated in Battle Creek is whiplash. Whiplash is when the head moves violently forward and backward during the accident. This movement is caused by the forces of the crash, and it can cause pain in your neck. Also, whiplash can make it harder for you to move your neck and head. This condition can also lead to frequent headaches, and it has also been known to cause pain in the shoulders, arms and upper back.
Many motor vehicle accidents also cause concussions. In some cases, this issue is the result of the head striking the window, steering wheel or seat back. However, the violent head movement that causes whiplash can also lead to a concussion. Either the head striking an object or violent movement causes the brain to smack into the inside of the skull. This leads to brain bruising, and it can also cause headaches, dizziness and nausea.
3. Herniated discs
The violent forces from a car crash can also do bad things to your back. For instance, they can cause you to develop a herniated disc. Discs are structures between the vertebrae that act like cushions. They have a tough outer shell and gel-like interior, and damage to the outer shell can cause the inner material to poke out, or herniate. This can be painful on its own, but a herniated disc can also cause other problems. One example is that herniated lower back discs can pinch one of your sciatic nerves. This type of nerve pinching can cause a condition called sciatica, which can lead to pain, numbness and muscle weakness in your lower body.
Find treatment for motor vehicle accident injuries in Battle Creek, MI, at Armor Physical Therapy
Our team at Armor Physical Therapy hopes you don’t have to deal with a motor vehicle accident injury. But, we have a clinic located in Battle Creek that can help if you do. We can treat many types of car crash injuries because we tailor our treatment plans to each individual patient. Our plans are so flexible thanks to the many therapy techniques we offer, such as:
Contact us today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment if you need help treating a car accident injury.