Accidental Injuries

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Bryant Wellness Institute

Chiropractic Care located in Broussard, LA & Harvey, LA

Accidental injuries are responsible for nearly 40 million physician office visits and another 29 million emergency department visits, often causing neck and back problems that benefit from chiropractic care. The team at Bryant Wellness Institute has extensive experience examining patients following an accident, documenting their injuries, and then providing customized treatment that relieves their pain and helps them heal. To schedule an appointment, call the office in Broussard or Harvey, Louisiana, or use the online booking feature.

Accidental Injuries Q & A

What is an accidental injury?

An accidental injury is one in which you sustain an injury as the result of an unforeseen and unintentional act from an external source. The difference between accidental injury and personal injury is that personal injuries are typically the result of someone’s negligence.

What are the most common types of accidental injuries?

Accidental injuries are the top cause of death in people between the ages of 1-44 years. The three most common causes of unintentional injuries are poisoning, automobile crashes, and falls.

Car crashes are one of the leading accidental injuries in people of all ages, but poisonings are more common between the ages of 15-64 years and fall primarily affect older adults after 55 years of age.

What injuries occur during an automobile accident?

Most people associate car accident injuries with immediate trauma and pain, but that’s not always the way symptoms appear. In many cases, you’ll have delayed symptoms such as headaches, neck, and back pain.

The following are a few examples of injuries that often occur during an automobile accident.

  • Whiplash
  • Concussion
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Herniated disc
  • Soft tissue trauma
  • Fractured vertebrae
  • Broken ribs
  • Hip, leg, ankle, and foot fractures

Even a minor car accident can lead to a back injury. In some cases, spinal degeneration gets significantly worse from the force of a car accident.

When should I get medical care for an accidental injury?

Even if you feel fine, you should schedule a thorough physical examination immediately after your accidental injury. If you hit your head, it’s important to rule out a concussion or brain trauma.

If you have an injury but don’t develop immediate symptoms, you may go about your normal activities and make the damage worse. Bryant Wellness Institute can determine if you have hidden injuries and start treatment before complications develop.

Finally, you should get an immediate evaluation to document your injuries. If you want to file an insurance claim or a lawsuit, you need proof that the accident is the cause of your injury. The longer you wait to get an exam, the harder it is to prove your case.

Bryant Wellness Institute offers multimodal therapy that helps you recover from accidental injuries. If you need care after an accident or for ongoing pain and symptoms, call or schedule an appointment online today.