A person’s head is one of the most vulnerable parts of the body to be injured during an auto accident. Headaches and dizziness after an auto accident can be signs of a more serious head injury.
Whiplash describes neck pain that occurs as a result of an auto accident. Whiplash can also occur from almost any auto accident including motorcycles, in a car, on a go-kart, and even in a golf cart.
The shoulders and upper back contain several muscles, ligaments, nerves, arteries, and bones that can cause an abundance of pain when injured from an auto accident and can be a major factor in disrupting daily activities.
An auto accident may produce lower back pain, depending on the angle of which the vehicle was hit. In severe auto accidents, lower back pain may be caused by sore or sprain muscles in the lumbago area of the back.
Hip and leg pain after an auto accident are often caused by back injuries. Because the hip is a ball and socket joint, there are many different types of soft tissues and nerves that travel through the hip area to connect the spine with the lower half of the body.
In the United States, ankle injuries are some of the most common, and they can lead to lengthy treatment to regain mobility and avoid eventual arthritis. It has been reported that approximately 2 million acute ankle and knee injuries occur every year.