Body Pain After Car Accident

1 Lower Back Pain
2 Neck Pain
3 Chest Pain
4 Hand and Wrist Pain
5 Knee Injury
6 Upper and Middle Back Pain
7 Arm and Elbow Pain
8 Shoulder Pain
9 Ankle Pain After a Car Accident
10 Stomach Pain After a Car Accident
11 Hip Pain After a Car Accident
12 Headache After a Car Accident
1. Lower Back Pain
2. Neck Pain
3. Chest Pain
4. Hand and Wrist Pain
5. Knee Injury
6. Upper and Middle Back Pain
7. Arm and Elbow Pain
8. Shoulder Pain
9. Ankle Pain After a Car Accident
10. Stomach Pain After a Car Accident
11. Hip Pain After a Car Accident
12. Headache After a Car Accident
This infographic and the related articles are designed to help you understand pain after a car accident.  If your body is sore or you have body aches and pains, find the body part that hurts in the infographic and click it on.  There you will learn all about the body part, how injury to it occurs in a car accident, and how doctors treat those injuries.
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Lower Back Pain After a Car Accident

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Lower Back Pain After a Car Accident

The First Steps After Experiencing Low Back Pain from a Car Accident

In many cases, lower back pain caused by a car accident will go away in a couple of days. As a result, many people take a wait and see attitude when it comes to getting medical treatment. However, this is not the best approach, as you should get your injuries checked out right away. If your symptoms are severe, go right to the hospital emergency room.

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Neck Pain From a Car Accident

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Neck Pain From a Car Accident

What You Should Do First

Most people take a wait and see approach when they are in a car accident and experience neck pain. This is definitely not the best thing to do. If your pain is severe, go to the emergency room right away. Even if you believe your neck symptoms are minor, you should still have your doctor or a walk-in clinic document your injuries on the same day as the accident.   

If your neck pain does not go away in a couple of days, you should also call an auto accident lawyer.

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Chest Pain After a Car Accident

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Chest Pain After a Car Accident

What You Should Do if You Experience Chest Pain from a Car Accident

If you experience chest pain after getting into a car accident it could be nothing to worry about, but it could also be life-threatening. Unfortunately, chest pain symptoms can be very similar for both non-life threatening and life-threatening injuries.  

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Hand and Wrist Pain After a Car Accident

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Hand and Wrist Pain After a Car Accident

Causes Of Hand and Wrist Injury After Car Accidents

Most people do not realize that hand and wrist injuries are common in car accidents. How these injuries occur vary for the driver and for passengers.

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Knee Injury From Car Accident

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Knee Injury From Car Accident

What Causes Knee Injuries from a Car Accident?

A knee injury from a car crash can occur because the knee bends the wrong way. However, the overwhelming majority of knee injuries from car accidents occur because of direct impact or trauma to the knee. 

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Upper and Middle Back Pain After a Car Accident

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Upper and Middle Back Pain After a Car Accident

What Is the Upper Back?

The upper back starts where the neck meets the shoulders and ends at the bottom of the ribcage. Doctors call this area of the body the thoracic spine. It’s composed of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Injury to any one of these structures can result in thoracic pain after a car accident.

The twelve bones within the thoracic spine are called vertebrae. The vertebrae are numbered T1 at the top all the way to T12 at the bottom. Each vertebra is connected to each other by protruding bones called facets.

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Arm and Elbow Pain After A Car Accident

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Arm and Elbow Pain After A Car Accident

What Causes Arm Pain or Elbow Pain After a Car Accident?

Although there are many different causes of arm pain after a car accident, the actual mechanism of injury is often similar whether it’s upper arm pain, forearm pain, or elbow pain. One mechanism of injury is direct trauma to the arm or elbow, which happens when the impact from the crash causes the arm, forearm, or elbow to hit something inside of the car.

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Shoulder Pain After Car Accident

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Shoulder Pain After Car Accident

Causes of Pain in Shoulder from Car Accident

There are two main causes of pain in the shoulder after a car accident.  The most common cause is bracing with the arm extended. For drivers, this happens because the driver grips the steering wheel tightly on impact.  The arm muscles tense to resist the forces of the impact but the shoulder is not strong enough to withstand the compression. For passengers, the mechanism of injury is similar, but the steering wheel is not involved.

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Ankle Pain After a Car Accident

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Ankle Pain After a Car Accident

This guide will help you understand ankle pain after a car accident. In addition to what to look for to determine if your ankle is broken or sprained, you will learn about types of ankle fractures you can suffer in an accident and types of treatment that can be used for your injury. You will also learn about foot pain after a car accident. This will include heel, midfoot, forefoot, and toe injuries as well as their treatment.

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Stomach Pain After a Car Accident

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Stomach Pain After a Car Accident

This guide discusses stomach pain after a car accident. Technically, the stomach is an organ on the upper left side of the abdomen. But many people complaining of stomach pain use the term more broadly to include the entire abdomen. So, for the purposes of this guide, we will too.

Topics include seat belt injury symptoms, seat belt injury to the abdomen, internal bleeding from a car accident, and organ damage. If you are experiencing any of the problems in this guide, you should get evaluated by a medical doctor immediately.

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Hip Pain After a Car Accident

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Hip Pain After a Car Accident

Hip pain after a car accident can be minor or it can be devastating. Pelvic pain after a car accident can be too. This guide will discuss how hip injury and pelvic injury happen in a car accident, types of hip and pelvic injuries, and common treatments.

CAUSES OF HIP PAIN AND PELVIC PAIN AFTER CAR ACCIDENT

Car accidents can generate tremendous forces. When the forces come from a side impact, all of that force can be transferred into the hip causing hip pain and injury. Front impacts can also cause hip pain and injury

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Headache After a Car Accident

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Headache After a Car Accident

Headache After a Car Accident

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