Automobile Accidents and Back Injuries
With automobile accidents on the rise across the country, back injuries are becoming more common than ever before. Even though modern automobiles are well equipped with airbags and seatbelts, injuries to the back as well as the neck happen each and every day. The resulting injuries that happen in a car crash can range from minor and insignificant strains to serious and permanent disability. This type of injury can clearly be devastating and life altering.
Keep in mind that the human back is made up of a complex arrangement of ligaments, muscles and tendons. These are all interwoven between discs and vertebrae in the human spinal cord. In short, vertebrae are really nothing more than the bones that comprise the back. These vertebrae are unique because they have openings that allow the spinal cord to pass through freely. When there is vertebrate damage there can also be spinal cord or nerve damage that can cause problems throughout the body including in the extremities. The brain is also susceptible to injuries that are the result of an automobile accident. Discs can become herniated when an individual is involved in a car crash. This is simply nothing more than a rupture in the disk causing it to slip.
Whiplash is Particularly Problematic
Disc herniation simply means that a disk has ruptured. This results in portions of the inner cartilage of the disc itself to protrude. Sometimes these protrusions impede on the spinal cord and nerves causing pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and other related problems. In addition those involved in car crashes often experience spinal fractures, joint injuries and whiplash. Whiplash is particularly problematic and can cause blurred vision, pain in the neck and back as well as stiffness, dizziness and even fatigue. Contact Texas Spinal Care today to learn more about Houston automobile injury care and treatment by chiropractic professionals with years of experience.